Sample Cover Letter

October 13, 2008

830 College Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 555-5555

Ms. Mary Brown
Nurse Recruiter
Mercy Hospital
300 Hospital Drive
San Francisco, CA 94109

Dear Ms. Brown:

In May, I will be graduating from State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. From my resumé, you will see that my experience matches the qualifications listed for this position.

As my resumé indicates, I have significant experience working in hospitals and medical centers. Most recently, I have been serving my Fifth Semester Preceptorship in the Pediatric Surgical Unit at Children’s Hospital. With guidance from my preceptor, I have performed such nursing duties as IV therapy, blood transfusions, and catheter insertion. This experience has allowed me to increase my nursing skills while also providing a broader base of medical knowledge. During the past two summers, I interned at St. Mary’s and University Hospital where I gained critical nursing skills while also delivering total patient care.

In addition to my nursing skills, I will bring leadership and strong organization skills to Mercy Hospital. My affiliations with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the California Nursing Student Association have taught me to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining enthusiasm for the project at hand. My preceptors and advisors have commented on my ability to comfortably balance my course work and clinical experiences with my student leadership positions.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position in person at your convenience. I will contact you in the next week to follow up. If there is any additional information you would like me to provide, please feel free to contact me at the information above. I am eager to apply my energy, enthusiasm and experience to Mercy Hospital and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Marcia Smith

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