October 15, 2013
Dear Nurse Recruiter,
I am extremely interested in the [specific position] nurse position (job id #) recently listed on the [Company] website. [Hospital] is a world-class facility, ranked among the Top 30 children's hospitals by Parents magazine, and is also a teaching hospital of [Fancy University] medical school - as a BSN, I appreciate the commitment to quality care, research, and education.
My experience in pediatrics, including my knowledge and skills related to caring for clients with tracheostomies and ventilators, as well my commitment to quality family-centered care, are in line with this position, as my attached resume will attest. My current position has also allowed me to develop excellent time management and critical thinking skills.
I feel certain that [Hospital], with its focus on providing the highest quality family-centered care, will be an outstanding place to utilize and expand my nursing skills. Aside from clinical skills, some of my strengths include: the ability to cope with stressful situations, providing excellent customer service, a genuine desire to learn, and the capability to adapt and learn quickly.
Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. I would welcome the chance to meet you to discuss possible employment opportunities. I will be available for an interview at your convenience and may be reached at (555) 555-5555, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Firstname McLastname, RN, BSN
Firstname McLastname, RN, BSN
# Address | Town, STATE Zip
(555) 555 - 555 | email@example.com
Registered nurse with BSN, pediatric experience. Key strengths include: reputation for providing professional, compassionate, and patient-driven care, excellent critical thinking, able to stay calm in stressful situations and function effectively, dedication to personal advancement by expanding clinical skills and knowledge, experience working within ethnically and culturally diverse groups, demonstrated leadership in various roles, positive, team-oriented approach and attitude.
University of Somewhere - Town, XX
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, cum laude - May 200?
License, Certifications, and Professional Organizations:
RN, State of XX: ######, issued ?/200?
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers, issued 2/2012
Society of Pediatric Nurses, member
Place of Employment Starting date - present
Providing high quality nursing care to medically fragile pediatric population, ages ranging from infant to young adult, in long-term sub-acute setting. Caring for 11-14 patient load with varied diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, near-drowning, and non-accidental trauma, including residents with tracheostomies,ventilators, g-/j-tubes, and IV medications. Leadership experience via serving as charge nurse and precepting new nurses.
Other Place of Employment Date - Date
Provided high quality nursing care to senior population in 78 bed assisted living setting, including Alzheimer's/dementia unit. Responsible for assessing health status and reporting changes to physician as needed, medication administration, coordinating care with outside physicians, families, and services.
* g/j-tubes * IV medications * wound care
* Foleys * tracheostomies * ventilators
* urinary catherization * airway suctioning * hospice care
* IM, subq medications * parenteral feeding * urostomies