Thank you letter

  1. Hello. I am new graduate ASN RN and am currently interviewing for my first nursing position. I have not worked in the field prior to nursing school.

    I went on an interview that I am super excited about. I was advised to send a thank you letter. Can I get some feedback before I send it?

    Hello Ms. *****,
    This is *******. It was a pleasure to meet with on Wednesday afternoon to interview for the Registered Nurse position at the ******. I wanted to thank you for being so friendly and gracious. I left excited after learning about the unique aspect of ****** Life Care model and feel that with the residents having such a high degree of input into their care, it would allow me the most advantage of advocating for their needs as a Nurse and community resource.

    I further wanted to thank you for your valuable advice regarding new graduate nurses and their first position in the field. You mentioned the reputation of "nurses eating their young" and I wanted to reinforce to you that I welcome the challenge to prove that I have skin "thick enough" to be shaped into a valuable member of your team.

    After the interview I am even more convinced that ******* is the kind of company that I want to work for, and if selected for this opportunity, I will pour my heart and soul into being the best Nurse and advocate I can be for your residents.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thank you
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    About ring.erin74, ASN

    Joined: Jun '16; Posts: 3
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience

    3 Comments

  3. by   Stepper
    I can tell you are excited about this position and good luck! I have a few minor suggestions- take what is helpful and leave what is not.

    I would leave off "This is _____". Your signature/name at end of letter is sufficient identification.

    Suggest:
    It was a pleasure to meet with you on Wednesday, February xx.

    Suggest:
    It was exciting to learn about the unique aspect of XXXXXX Life Care model. I look forward participating in a plan of care that places priority on patient input. I enjoy advocating for patient needs by utilizing available community resources.

    Suggest:
    The second paragraph reads like you are giving permission to be mistreated. Good idea to thank her for the practice and maybe "Your advice will be beneficial as I start my nursing career.

    Great job and good luck!
  4. by   ring.erin74
    Thank you for commenting. I hadn't thought about that looking like permission to be abused. She was very forthcoming that it is common in nursing in general, but that their hearts are in the right place. I also don't think she was speaking about her facility in particular, but the field in general.

    I am rewording some based on your suggestions. thanks agai!
  5. by   ring.erin74
    How does this sound:

    Hello ******
    ,
    It was a pleasure to meet with on Wednesday afternoon February 14th to interview for the Registered Nurse position at the *******. I wanted to thank you for being so friendly and gracious. I was excited to learn about the aspect of ******* Life Care model and was impressed that staff participates in a plan of care that places priority on resident input. I enjoy advocating for my patient's needs and feel that ******* unique model will give me plenty of opportunity to do so.

    I further wanted to thank you for your advice that often, seasoned nurses will "eat their young". I know that it will be beneficial as I navigate starting my career and the environment that I may face.

    After the interview I am even more convinced that ******** is the kind of company that I want to work for, and if selected for this opportunity, I will pour my heart and soul into being the best Nurse and advocate I can be for your residents.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thank you

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