reference letter

Nurses General Nursing


hi i just passed the nclex exm. i finish my BSN in the philippines but i move in here in new york.

im on the job hunt right now i was just thinking if it is alright if my R.N relative serve as my reference person?

thanks for your help.

Specializes in IMC.

You are better off if you can get a instructor or no-relative to write your letter. Relatives are going to be looked at as biased in your favor.

Talk to the hiring manager/recruiter. When they ask you for a reference, you could always have one of your nursing professors fax/e-mail a letter to them directly. I am a foreign grad. That's what I did and that was fine with them.

Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

As long as you have a couple more letters from non-relatives, I think that you would be fine doing this. It is not standard practice to have relatives write a letter of rec, but I think that if you are not submitting ONLY this letter, it would give your perspective employer a nice glimpse into how a family member views you as a medical professional since she is also an RN. Just my two cents...

I wouldn't do it -- a lot of employers specify that references cannot be relatives. At the very least, I would ask potential employers how they feel about that before submitting the reference.

Specializes in NICU.

NO, I would never use a relative's letter as a recommendation for employment. It's not professioanl.

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