3/67 Spring Street
Launceston TAS 7000
M: 0422 222 222
Staff Development Coordinator
St Joseph's Hospital
123 Example Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Dear Mr Costa
Re: Graduate nurse program
Thanks for your advice over the phone earlier this week. As a new graduate nurse from the University of Tasmania, please accept my application for St Joseph Hospital's new graduate program. I am an enthusiastic candidate with all the skills necessary to join this program and contribute to patient care at the hospital.
During my clinical placements at Launceston General Hospital, Springdale Aged Care Home and North-West Regional Hospital, I learned a range of nursing skills on the job, while also developing the ability to think on my feet and problem-solve. I especially enjoyed my rotation on the emergency ward and hope to one day specialise in this area.
I work well as part of a team, communicate well, and have excellent attention to detail. I strive to offer the best customer service to patients and always ensure safe practice on the job. The deputy director of nursing at Launceston General Hospital was especially impressed with my skills on my placement there and offered me a professional reference.
I received excellent grades at university, including the Florence Nightingale Award for my marks in pharmacology. I achieved high marks in all my subjects and have an excellent academic record (see transcript attached).
I'm eager to find out more about the new graduate program and the employment opportunities at St Joseph's Hospital. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Lydia Newland, rn
Sometown, TX 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
July 27, 2017
Mr. Thomas Smith
Human Resources Manager
55 Palmetto Ave.
Sometown, TX 55555
Re: Pediatric Nurse (Ref. #555555) Advertised on Monster
Dear Mr. Smith:
With nearly 10 years of experience as a pediatric nurse at ABC Children’s Hospital, I offer the proven clinical skills, healthcare knowledge and record of patient-care excellence that you are seeking for your pediatric nurse opening.
In 2007, I completed a clinical rotation at XYZ Hospital under the supervision of Sally Right, RN. The program’s exceptional pediatric program and provision of life-enriching children’s activities stood out to me. I would like to be part of this caring team.
Please consider my credentials:
- BSN, RN and certifications in ACLS and PALS.
- Extensive experience caring for newborns, infants and children of all ages, with a history of top-rated performance in pediatrics, NICU and PICU practice areas.
- Proficiencies in various EMR and EHR patient records and charting systems.
- Outstanding communication skills with colleagues, patients and families.
- The ability to support and collaborate with members of interdisciplinary medical teams.
I share XYZ Hospital’s commitment to quality care and would welcome the chance for an interview. You can reach me at (555) 555-5555 or at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Lydia Newland, RN
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