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NURSING SAMPLE COVER LETTERStudent Development & Career Services
Resurrection University

Sample Cover Letter
1431 N. Claremont Ave.● Chicago, IL 60622 ● 773-252-5133 ● will.getajob@gmail.com

April 30, 2019

Dear Mr. Employer,

I am writing to express my interest in the Staff Nurse I position in Community
Health at Xavier Community Services. My clinical experience in a variety of settings
and my Bachelor of Science in Nursing make me an excellent candidate for your
program.

Through my education at Resurrection University, I have been taught to focus on
various aspects of individual healthcare, including patient care, monitoring disease
progression, dispensing medication, and administering assessments.I became
enthusiastic about working in Community Health during my clinical rotation, where
I was able to see how nursing could integrate both technical and nurturing skills in
order to effectively treat patients.

Even after my rotation, I continued working with this population during my role
transition as a senior student nurse. I spent forty hours a week practicing
foundational nursing skills and techniques, such as prioritization of care and
communication, as well as compassion for patients and their families.

Through these experiences, I have learned to be a present listener who is patient,
empathetic, cooperative, nurturing and able to communicate effectively with
patients and peers as well as other healthcare professionals.

I am interested in this position, not only because I want to work in this setting, but
because I know I would make a great addition to Xavier Community Services. I
would be honored to have the opportunity to become a part of your team and
contribute my skills to your organization and patients. You may feel free to contact
me at sample.coverletter@gmail.com or by phone at (773) 252.5133. Thank you for
your consideration and time in reviewing my application.

Sincerely,

Sample Cover Letter

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with your resume.
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specific addressee, and block paragraphs. Do not use bullet
points in cover letters.
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even if it means researching who will be reviewing the job
applications.
Commented [WE4]: State the position for which you are
applying. It is also beneficial to state any associated
requisition or job numbers, and where you saw the job
posted.
Commented [WE5]: Be specific in discussing experience,
degree and what makes you a good candidate. Include
relevant skills learned in school and what attracts you to the
position, experiences and goals.
Commented [WE6]: State how these experiences are
relevant to the position to which you are seeking and what
attracts you to the position.
Commented [WE7]: Elaborate on experiences and goals.
Commented [WE8]: Reiterate your interests, again being
specific. Be sure to thank them for their consideration and
time in reviewing your application. Add a closing statement,
such as you look forward to hearing from them and provide
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mailto:sample.coverletter@gmail.com
SAMPLE BSN RESUME Student Development & Career Services
Resurrection University

Sample Resume
1431 N. Claremont Ave.● Chicago, IL 60622 ● 773-252-5133 ● sample.resume@gmail.com

PROFILE
 400+ hours of high-involvement clinical experiences as a student nurse in various settings
 Experience in accurately charting patient records via Electronic Medical Records (EMR) such as EPIC
 Trained to properly adhere to HIPAA protocol
 Organized and able to efficiently triage and manage multiple tasks as assigned
 Fluent in Tagalog and proven effectiveness in caring for diverse populations
 Exemplary clinical and academic performance recognized by faculty and preceptors

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Resurrection University, Chicago, IL, Anticipated Graduation, Dec. 2019
Dean’s List, Fall 2018

Associate of Applied Science, City Colleges, Chicago, IL, May 2017

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION
NCLEX/RN Licensure, Expected Jan. 2020
Certified Nurse Assistant, Current
American Heart Association Basic Life Support, Current

STUDENT NURSE EXPERIENCE
2018 – Present
Medical-Surgical, Sacred Heart Hospital, Chicago, IL│ ER and Pediatrics, County General Hospital,
Chicago, IL │ Community Nursing, Cook County Health Department, Chicago, IL │ Telemetry, Mercy
West Medical Center, Des Plaines, IL
 Implemented treatment plans and patient care and gained experience in multi-tasking in a heavily utilized
trauma center
 Reviewed charts and physician orders; analyzed rhythm strips and lab values
 Cared for patient with ventilator and assisted with caring for patients with appendicitis and RSV
 Triaged ER patients and provided comfort to family members of severely ill and recently deceased patients
 Performed chest compressions during a code; collaborated with medical team to ensure patient’s stability
 Educated grade-school age patients about at-risk behaviors
 Achieved care objectives through communication with patients and families; Drew blood and placed heart
monitors on patients

WORK EXPERIENCE
Executive Assistant, Acme Corporation, Chicago, IL, 2014-2018
 Managed fast-paced corporate office utilizing results-oriented organizational and interpersonal skills

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Community Nurse Volunteer, Cook County Health Department, Chicago, IL 2017-Present
Child Life Volunteer, Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital Loyola, Maywood, IL2016

AWARDS, MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Resurrection University Student Nurse Association, Resurrection University, Chicago, IL 2018-19

RESEARCH
Snow, J. (2018, January). The impact of staff morale on patient satisfaction. Poster session presented at System
Research Day, Resurrection University, Chicago, IL.

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highlights unique skills and special qualifications, rather
than an objective.
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responsibilities throughout.
Commented [EW4]: Included Education toward the top
of the resume and honors
Commented [EW5]: Included CURRENT and relevant
certification.
Commented [EW6]: Included dates.
Commented [EW7]: Used proper hospital/organization
names throughout.
Commented [EW8]: Stated unit NOT course name
throughout.
Commented [EW9]: Included location (City, State)
throughout.
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in detail.
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experience.
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involvement.
Commented [EW14]: Included research.
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will be a FULL page, NOT a partial page.

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to insert a second page header that includes page #, last
name, and one form of contact.

Overall professional and relevant. Consistent formatting.
Good use of space. No misspellings. Did not state
references available upon request. DID NOT USE TABLE
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