L&D cover letter question

  1. Is it a good idea or bad one to state that you plan on becoming a CNM on your L&D cover letter?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   smily nurse
    I just an article that said forget the cover letter entirely. Companies are too busy to even look at them!!! Surprised me.
  4. by   RNmilwife
    Really? I did not know that, but I do understand. It's a job seeking frenzy
  5. by   79Tango
    It depends on how far you are in your planning. If it is something you have not put effort towards it is probably best to leave that off. If you have put effort, maybe 1- sentence saying what youve done in order to obtain your CNM.
  6. by   PediLove2147
    Quote from smily nurse
    I just an article that said forget the cover letter entirely. Companies are too busy to even look at them!!! Surprised me.
    I found this interesting so I searched a little and found this article on it.

    http://www.cornonthejob.com/career-a...-cover-letter/

    Makes sense but you hear COVER LETTER COVER LETTER COVER LETTER that it is weird to hear otherwise. Hm
  7. by   RNCoastiewife
    InterstinG
  8. by   79Tango
    If its a cover letter detailing which 2 of 3 units you can work.. L&D, Post-Partum & New Born Nursery then its ok. You want to keep it short and simple.. Do not add in things like "future plans" unless you are taking classes or in the process of making those plans happen.
  9. by   RNmilwife
    The only thing I have done towards CNM school is applied at Frontier. Now I just have to wait and see what happens. I was torn about using it or not. I thought on one hand, it would show dedication. On the other, going to school for CNM may affect my work.
  10. by   smily nurse
    Check CNN.com Big article re cover letter is a waste.
  11. by   Journey_On
    I have a question that is somewhat related to the OP's question. I am a nurse-midwifery student who is not working in L&D. I believe one of the hospitals I have applied to does not use CNMs. A question that often comes up in interviews is "What are your plans for the future/where do you see yourself in five years?" At a hospital that doesn't use CNMs, would it help or hurt to say that I hope to be working as a CNM?
  12. by   79Tango
    Im confused.. If they are not using CNMs, why would you apply there?
  13. by   RNCoastiewife
    I think she Is trying to get L&D experience. Good question. My guess is if they don't use CNMs you may just leave that out.
  14. by   Journey_On
    RNCoastiewife is correct.
    Thank you for your input.

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L&D cover letter question