Nursing Application & Letters of Reference


I'm curious if anyone has submitted a letter of reference with their nursing application and whether you thought it was helpful. I currently work for a well-known sleep lab and both the district manager (BA) and our medical director (he's a neurologist and is board-certified in sleep) have given me letters. I also thought about asking one of my professors for one.



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I Had to send in letters of recommendation, alot of schools weigh them heavily along with your essay(s)...I had my anatomy and physiology professor and my past supervisor where I interned at a free health clinic write them up for me. I guess all we can do is sit and wait...good luck!


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They are more or less required. I had my physics and graphics art teacher write one for me, talk about end of the spectrum.


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Not required at my school, it's all about when you apply.


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Thanks guys. I thought it was odd that the 2 nursing programs that I'm applying to only have very simple applications so I guess I'll send my letters in after I complete the app!


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Depends on where you apply. My college did specifically said they do not accept any letters of recommendation.


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Oh, that's good to know! I'll be sure to check before I send them.

NP Sam

Specializes in Peds OR as RN, Peds ENT as NP. 476 Posts

Definitely get one from professor because at the end of the day you are going to school so a professor would be able to shed light on that.