123 Any Street • City, ST 12345 • (555) 555-5555 • email@example.com
June 1, 200–
Pat Cummings, RN, MSN
456 Any Street
City, ST 12345
Dear Nurse Cummings:
Kelly Williams, a nurse in your pediatric unit, suggested I contact you regarding the currently posted senior nursing position at Any Hospital. Kelly believes that I have the qualifications, motivation, and special qualities needed to join her as a member of your care-focused nursing team—or “family,” as she calls it.
As detailed on the attached resume, I now have fifteen years' experience in clinical research and direct patient care, with an emphasis on neuroscience intensive care, memory disorders, and brain and cognitive sciences. During the past three years, I have functioned as a staff nurse with duties in a neuro intensive care unit.
I am well qualified to teach, counsel, conduct utilization reviews, or administer programs related to health care, equipment, or related services. I am capable of making presentations to individuals and groups, with the skill to conduct meetings and teach classes. I have the communication skills and sensitivities to demonstrate as well as instruct medical professions and support staffs of varied levels and backgrounds.
I trust you will agree with Kelly's views regarding my candidacy and grant me the opportunity to interview for this position and support my credentials in person. Of course, I have completed your online application, but I wanted to personalize my candidacy via this letter, accompanying resume, and letters of recommendation. Thank you for your consideration.
Chris Smith, RN