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Specializes in medical.

Hello :nurse::nurse:

I'm just after a little bit of advice. I'm trying to write my personal statement for a neonatal nurse position. I really really really want this job. And since I'm an Adult Nurse and the job description is for Child I feel like I really need to sell myself.

It's already a pretty wordy statement (hope they don't fall asleep!!) But I was thinking of mentioning some current research or guidelines, such as something recent from DOH or NICE which is directly related to neonatal care. It'd just be a passing comment like 'I'd like to see how guidelines such as (insert guideline here) affect practice'.

Really it's just to show that I'm interested in current happenings.

Too much, a little off topic?? Should I just stick to why I want to work there etc.. I don't want to bore them :sstrs:

Specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

I take it your applying through the NHS jobs website, so I'm guessing your talking about the reasons for applications and suitability for the post.

I would look at the job description and pick out the key points, and the personal specifications and indicate how you meet these elements to make you suitable for the role. I wouldn't necessarily mention strategic papers at this point unless it's to demonstrate that you've read and are up to date with the current requirements.

Specializes in medical.

Good point. Thank you very much for the feedback =]

Specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

your very welcome

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