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Cover Letter Content if the job i seek isn't what i precepted in?

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Sorry if that title had some grammatical errors ^_^, but anyway, I had my senior preceptorship in pediatrics, specifically on a surgical unit in a children's hospital. Since jobs are hard to come by right now I am wide open to all sorts of nursing jobs and I am wondering how I should go about tailoring my cover letter for each specialty (ie: psychiatric nursing, medical-surgical nursing, maternity)?

My cover letter now is very much geared towards pediatric jobs, speaking of my previous job working with kids and my preceptorship.

Would it be unwise to keep that preceptorship section in the letter if I am applying for an adult medical-surgical job, since I did use the same technical skills (of course I'd tweak the part about loving my work with kids)? I don't really have fantastic stories to tell from my adult med-surg clinicals, which is why I'm having this problem...

Also, would it be fine to just use my precepting nurse and preceptorship instructor as main references even for adult med-surg job references? My adult med-surg clinical instructor probably doesn't even remember me anymore.

Thank you!!!

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