cover letters

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i've got another question. do you think it would work against a newbie to plainly state on my cover letter that i'm a newly licensed pn looking to start my nursing career? or would this more likely be swept into the trash? how does one write a cover letter in this situation??? thanks in advance!

I'd think it is a potential risk since most employers would rather hire someone with experience. No real point in putting it in there anyway.

MrsCuoco

126 Posts

i've got another question. do you think it would work against a newbie to plainly state on my cover letter that i'm a newly licensed pn looking to start my nursing career? or would this more likely be swept into the trash? how does one write a cover letter in this situation??? thanks in advance!

I just got hired. The DON said my cover letter was very honest and refreshing and impressed her. I'm also a fresh grad with no experience. Message me and I'd be happy to send you a copy

cyde

91 Posts

thank you both for replying. @MrsCuoco, thanks i would love to check it out. sending a pm now. :D

MrsCuoco

126 Posts

thank you both for replying. @MrsCuoco' date=' thanks i would love to check it out. sending a pm now. :D[/quote']

I didn't forget about you! It's been a crazy week and I usually access all nurses on my phone. I left a note to myself to email you tomorrow from my laptop

cyde

91 Posts

thank you!! :D i am sooo looking forward to see it. so desperate for help...

cyde

91 Posts

can anyone help with some pointers/samples/suggestions for a cover letter for a newly licensed lpn? i'm having such great difficulty finding work and don't know if my letter is effective enough.

thanks in advance!

notmanydaysoff

199 Posts

cover letters serve a definite function - they introduce you and give a brief explanation of why you are such a great fit for the job. there are bunches of examples of same online; there are also great reference materials in any library specific to resume/cover letter writing. when I was looking for a job, I put together a bang-up cover letter and resume (that I customized for each job) with the help of what I mentioned above.

put some effort into it, it'll pay off in the long run. just like MrsCuoco said, her letter got noticed. be sincere, succinct, and informative. and PLEASE, have a second and third set of eyes review and comment. too many resumes/letter go out w/o proof reading, and it shows.

good luck!

cyde

91 Posts

thanks for the advice. i have a good letter put together already. it's short, sweet and to the point. my main concern was whether i should include that i'm newly licensed being that almost all ltc, alf all want at least 1 yr of experience. i usually send them anyway cause you never know who'll be motivated by a letter/resume. but much to my surprise just today i saw an ad that has specifically addressed new grads asking them not to apply! could you believe it? many ltc in my area will not take a new grad...very discouraging. :unsure:

JorEm

6 Posts

hello fellow nurses! i need your help! specially from MrsCuoco. is it ok that you send me a copy of you cover letter? i'm having a hard time searching for a job now. hearing what you put in your cover letter gave me hope. i graduated 2009 with bsn but just got my lvn this may 2013. i have no experience other than being a private duty nurse for 8 months by an elderly patient of a private family. prior to that, just 6 months of volunteering which i dont consider a job. so it's like i dont have any experience in a hospital setting at all. thank you very much for your consideration!

cyde

91 Posts

i need your help! specially from MrsCuoco.

i've been waiting on her too. will hopefully hear from her soon...:bugeyes: