I will be completing my BSN in December and sitting for the boards in Jan. I'm currently completing my preceptorship on a pediatric stem cell transplant unit and plan to apply for pediatric positions in the next few months. I think my CV/resume is strong, I'm just having a hard time striking a balance between brief and individualized in my cover letter. I would love any advice and edits you can give.Thanks for your time!!!
X, MA 00000
Cell (000) 000-0000
October 29, 2013
1 XX Street
X City, XX, 11111
Dear Ms. X,
I am writing to express my interest in X position at your institution. I am currently a second degree BSN student at X College and will graduate with honors in December 2013. I believe that my strong work ethic, ability to communicate in teams, and previous clinical experience will be a valuable asset to your unit.
As you will see from my resume, the earliest building blocks of my nursing career, even before completing nursing school, have their foundation in pediatrics. I was employed at X X Hospital from 2008 until beginning my nursing education in June 2012. As I complete my senior preceptorship on a pediatric stem cell transplant unit, I am eager to expand upon my clinical skills and the embrace the challenge of accurately assessing patients' and families' physical and emotional needs in order to provide accurate management, education, and support in relation to both short-term and long-term health issues.
Overall, I am confident that my skills will match the needs of this position, and my ambition will provide strong contributions to your unit. Thank you for your time and consideration.