Feedback wanted. New grad applying to ER.


Hello all. Thanks for reading this. I am applying to ER after finishing up my nursing in August. I am already doing my final preceptorship in this hospital and this particular ER department. So here is my cover letter.

Feedback wanted! Thanks so much!

Dear Ms. X:

As a forthcoming graduate in August 2007, from the University of X with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, I am interested in developing my knowledge and skills and grow as a professional nurse. I believe the Emergency Department at the X Community Hospital offers those opportunities.

My interest in this department comes primarily from my final clinical practicum where I have been preceptored by one of your staff for the past three months. I am interested in the career opportunity posting LK-31224-GN. Enclosed is my resume, which indicated my past experiences.

Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. I would be delighted to begin my career with your department. If you would like to contact me, my cellular number is xxx-xxx-xxxx, and my email is I look forward to speaking with you.

Specializes in Emergency. Has 2 years experience.

Sounds good to me, but I'd bet that if you're doing your final preceptorship there now, and theres a spot open, you'll likely be hired based on what you've demonstrated, not what goes on ur cover letter.

Best of Luck to You


Specializes in ER, Medicine.

There are some threads (stickies) in the Graduate Nurse forum that will really help you to tweak your cover letter and resume if you want to do so. I found them helpful when I was working on my own.

I'm pretty sure you'll be a shoe-in for the position. You're training there now, you're oriented to the facility, you know the nurses and the physicians and you are currently displaying your skills for all of the managers/ nurses to see. I'm sure it will be no problem for you in getting this job.

Best of luck!

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