[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Yes, Jussurfin did come across as rude. Or sarcastic. Not so nice.....Maybe that wasn't her intention.
Your cover letter also gives you the opportunity to express yourself a bit more fully than the listings on your resume. It allows you to demonstrate that you are articulate, so be sure that your grammar
and punctuation are correct.
You may want to say something about the aspects of emergency nursing where you are especially skilled or have particular interests, mentioning that these are strengths you have to offer to the department.
Consider closing by saying that you look forward to an opportunity to meet and discuss how you might contribute to the mission of the organization or to the excellent patient care offered by this department. Something along those lines.
Linda[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]