Summary: A sample of cover letters for nurses can help you get off to a great start in crafting your own cover letter for a nursing job or an application in a related field.
When you’ve worked hard to develop a first class resume, it’s vitally important that the accompanying letter should be equally strong. You’ll have just a few seconds to convince your reader that you are a strong contender for the position you want and that your resume will be worth reading.
Just as with resume writing, you need to take the time to get a clear picture in your mind of what your potential employer is looking for. You’ll need to find out as much as you can about the position and the place of work — but don’t forget that there can be really useful pointers in the advertisement or job description to help you decide which of your key skills you should highlight.
If you already have experience in the nursing profession, you’ll need to explain exactly how this supports your application. Don’t forget, however, that simply stating a list of your previous professional responsibilities doesn’t necessarily tell your reader about the range of your achievements; it may be a better solution to describe your background using skill statements as well as job titles.
Studying cover letter examples can give you the chance to compare different strategies and approaches to format and presentation. Your letter is your opportunity to ‘pitch’ your resume and ensure it gets the attention it deserves – so it’s worth taking the trouble to perfect its format and content.