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January 30, 2013
Dear Nursing Recruitment,
In May of 2013, I will graduate from the University of XX with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Professional Nursing. Your hospital has an admirable reputation for excellence that I would be grateful to be a part of. I would like to apply for xx position as an opportunity to begin my career as an honest, confident, compassionate new graduate nurse.
As my enclosed resume indicates, I have excelled in my nursing program with a reputation of excellence in nursing scholarship and achieving several honors. While maintaining academic excellence, my extracurricular activities have provided me further clinical experience. As a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for the past six years, I have had the opportunity to care for hundreds of patients in need of emergency medical intervention. I have gained many technical skills, as well as the ability to communicate and care effectively for patients in emergent situations. I am able to rapidly assess critical patients and begin emergency interventions with confidence. I balance my academics, and volunteer work, with a position as a Resident Care Assistant where I have specialized in Alzheimers/Dementia care as well as end of-life care. This position has taught me organization skills and time management while I maintain the medication administration of up to twenty residents per shift while providing daily care. I have traveled to Africa and South America to work with diverse populations in order to enhance health and quality of life in developing countries. These experiences have allowed me to employ the nursing process in a unique setting and provide unbiased holistic care to a vast range of people suffering. My unique experiences have sculpted me into a confident and compassionate nurse.
My application can only begin to show you my enthusiasm and readiness for this position. I would be grateful for the opportunity to meet you and further discuss my qualifications in detail. I will follow-up with you in the week of ______. In the interim, I can be reached at 802-XXXXXXX or e
mail. Thank you for your considering me for this opportunity