My Nursing Career
I am writing to express my intention to begin my nursing career in the POSITION NAME position at HOSPITAL NAME as listed IN/ON SOURCE OF JOB AVAILABILITY. I will be graduating on May 23, 2018 and taking the NCLEX on DATE. Of my nearly 1000 hours of clinical experience as a student nurse, # OF HOURS, were spent at HOSPITAL NAME on UNIT NAME. In that time, I saw firsthand the dedication, knowledge, and commitment the nursing staff and medical team have for their patients and the patient’s families.
A health care institution as committed to innovation, education and research, and to providing high-quality compassionate care as HOSPITAL NAME, along with the outstanding qualities of the clinical team, align perfectly with the vision I have always had for my nursing career to do great work, care for people, and make a difference. I am confident that my love for nursing coupled with my clinical and life experiences make me an ideal candidate for this position and HOSPITAL NAME.
I have had a lifelong passion for nursing and caring for people. It is less of a job to me and more of a calling. I have faced obstacles along my way to this career that have made me resilient and able to handle challenges with tact. My ability to maintain composure in stressful situations and to think critically under pressure, are characteristics I attribute to those experiences and find imperative to the profession of nursing. Aside from strengthening my nursing skills, my clinical experiences have taught me the importance of multitasking, problem-solving, and prioritizing which will allow me to make quick high-impact decisions in the NAME OF UNIT unit at NAME OF HOSPITAL.
As senior student liaison, my peers found that my trustworthiness, optimism, and empathy made me the best candidate to be the neutral source of communication between the students and the faculty of the nursing program. Since my election, the students and faculty have relied on me to relay information and find solutions to problems they are facing. In this position, I have discovered my ability to defuse high-intensity situations and have enhanced my ability to communicate calmly and effectively in times of stress.
I have enclosed my resume with two letters of reference for your consideration. I would be delighted to start my career with HOSPITAL NAME as a registered nurse on UNIT NAME. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how my education and experience will be beneficial to HOSPITAL NAME. I will contact you in the next week to speak with you about the possibility of arranging an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration.