I came up with a letter to send out to a few wound care clinics i am hoping to secure a preceptor thought. Can you read my letter and give me your thoughts?
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To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to introduce myself and express my interest in applying for a preceptorship opportunity with XXXXX Hospital in your Wound Care Clinic. My name is XXXXX XXXXXX and I am in the final stages of completing the Licensed Vocational Nursing program at XXXXX Institute in XXXXX CA.
XXXXXXX Institute offers a great learning opportunity for its students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who have already decided on a field of study. In our final term, students who are ranked top in their class are given the opportunity to select their own preceptor in a field of nursing of their choosing. Last month through XXXXXX Institute, I completed an 8-week clinical rotation at XXXXXXX Convalescent Center where I was able to work one-on-one with their Wound Care Certified Nurses (CWCN) and XXXXX Surgeons. This was a wonderful hands on opportunity for me and solidified my desire to build a career in wound care.
During my clinical rotation, I was able to assist in every aspect of the wound care process from initial assessments, dressing changes, treatments and patient education. During this time I was also exposed to a variety of wounds including, surgical wounds, diabetic wounds and burns. Now that my final term is approaching I would like to continue to hone my skills in wound care and I feel your wound care center would be a great opportunity.
XXXXXX institute offers a streamlined process for preceptors and provides you with all the details and support you need to complete the process. While my third term does not officially start until late August, the process does takes some time on our end and thus, I am looking to secure a preceptor by mid May.
XXXXXX Institute offers a set rotation schedule for all students regardless to if we are utilizing the schools assigned clinical site or selecting our own. As of now, the tentative dates for clinical rotation are August 26, 2013 through October 14, 2013 (approximately 8 weeks).
I would like to schedule a time to discuss this opportunity in greater detail and provide you with more information. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to arrange a meeting. I can be reached at (XXX) XXX-XXXX.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to meeting with you soon.
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