Objective: use is the appropriate term, not utilize.
E & T: Looks fine, I prefer a colon between the degree and school, but that is my preference.
H of Q:
1. Dump considerable, sounds overstated. Use "Licensed" as you are a Licensed Practical Nurse.
2. Excellent performer...doesn't really mean anything to me. Skilled should work just fine and doesn't sound overstated.
5. I would change ethical and non-judgemental to "Culturally sensitive" and dump the rest. Claiming to be non-judgemental sounds to me as bad as saying you never make errors. We all have our times when we need to sit back and recognize if we are being judgemental or not, so better to not state something that really isn't true.
6. Clumsy wording, perhaps "Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills"
7. Dump "possess" because grammatically it would be "Posseses" based on previous subject and tense, which then sort of makes the sentence look ironically wrong.
9. Just punctual. Always on time is repetitive.
10. Perhaps something more descriptive. Understands the importance of meeting deadlines. However, this sounds more administrative than nursing, so perhaps something like "Values timely administration of medications, assessments, and charting."
1. Tighten it up. Nurse managers know what ADL's are, just state you can perform the duty, no need to describe.
9. Dump the Hep B, it's not a selling point.
I would ditch the whole clinical section. They know you have to do clinicals to get your license.
Relevant Employment: Ok
Other Employment: Would make me think you only stay in a job for about six months on average. Might be worth ditching that whole section.
References: Most guides now state not to even include this as all employers understand references are available. See this guide for more helpful hints: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/resume-writing-tips/
Cover Letter: Avoid adverbs. Passion is not generally assumed to be "real or unreal" you are generally passionate or not. Dump extraneous adverbs like "very". They don't truly add
Once again remove utilize. It is an unprofessional use of the word "use".
Double check capitalization. I am a recent graduate from Norquest College with a diploma as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Practical Nurse program."
Have you sat for your boards yet? This is not clear.
"As a teaching facility and a variety of clinical settings,"
Tenses and subjects need clarification throughout. Who is a teaching facility?
Perhaps something like "I am aware that your facility offers a variety of clinical settings, and would offer me the opportunity to gain a varied experience."
Through my clinical practicum's I have also gained the experience in medication administration.
Remove the apostrophe in practicum.
OP: Sorry if this comes across as "OMG psycho edits" but I take it seriously that if you say "I have strong written communication skills" that you show that in clarity of context and meaning in your writing.
Take the edits as you will, look over some resources, and best of luck in your endeavors!!
Licensed Practical Nurse Cover Letter Sample 1:
I was told by Dr. Jacob Millstone that you’re looking for new LPNs at the Foster Clinic. As a fully licensed nurse with nine years of experience on the job, I believe I would make an excellent addition to your team.
I currently work at St. Mary’s Medical Center and have been for the past five years. In addition to all the regular duties required of an LPN, including taking vitals, wrapping bandages and filling out patient forms, I’ve also been tasked with basic laboratory duties and know how to handle delicate samples. I obtained special certification in gerontology in 2013 and am considered one of the clinic’s experts in older patients. I have references that will attest to this; I’ve attached them with my resume.
Having looked at your official job listing, I can say with confidence that I either meet or exceed all of your expectations for an LPN. A few of the particulars:
I’ve cleaned, sanitized and organized hundreds of exam rooms, and I comply with all health department standards when disposing of needles or waste.
I’ve obtained Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and am trained in contemporary CPR/AED.
I work well with all levels of clinic staff, including physicians, administrators and other nurses. I’ve assisted with many tasks over the years and can also be counted on to lead and train new LPNs as they’re hired.
I’ve never breached patient confidentiality and never will.
My philosophy is that the patient always comes first. No matter what’s going on in my personal life or with the rest of the staff, I always maintain an air of warmth and professionalism at work because that’s what the patients need. That’s why we’re working. The patient is king.
I believe my values will intersect nicely with those at the Foster Clinic; I’ve done research into your facility and am quite impressed. I especially enjoy your mission statement, and I agree 100 percent with everything you said about honor. That’s the kind of integrity I bring to work every day, and it’s the kind of nurse I always want to be.
If you have any questions about my credentials or nursing skills, I’d love to sit down with you and have a face-to-face interview. I can be reached by phone or E-mail. I’m also available for Skype interviews. Thank you for your time, and I hope you’ll consider me for the position.
Licensed Practical Nurse Cover Letter Sample 2:
I’m writing in regards to the LPN position you currently have posted. As a state-certified LPN with six years of experience working in intense, fast-paced healthcare environments, I believe I would make a valuable addition to Methodist North Hospital.
I started my career at the Dobmann Medical Center after obtaining my associate’s degree in nursing from Southwest Tennessee Community College. While doing rounds, administering basic medical care and absorbing all the day-to-day knowledge I could, I also took and passed the NCLEX-PN exam.
I’m now a fully-licensed LNP and ready to join your team at Methodist North. I’m a dedicated, hardworking individual who always puts the patient before myself, and I think I would do well in your facility.
Your ad caught my eye because you stated that you’re looking for independent self-starters who can work without supervision. While I do report to RNs in my current position, I’m also the leader of the junior nurses, and I’m the one they come to with questions and concerns. I’ve personally trained six nurses new to our clinic and assisted with the training of a dozen more.
You also said you’re looking for someone who can handle basic administrative tasks. I do all my own filing, faxing and printing, and I’m quite skilled with computers as well, creating spreadsheets, expense reports and intake forms with ease.
You didn’t necessitate this in your job listing, but I’m also fluent in Spanish. I’ve found it to be a valuable skill while working with a diverse range of patients, and I’ve received personal thank-you notes from patients and families who were relieved that someone like me was on staff.
Nursing is my life. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, and I went straight to college after graduating high school in order to get my degree and start my career. I’m passionate and committed to healthcare, which is one of the reasons I attend expos and medical seminars on my own dime, soaking up new knowledge and always looking for newer and better ways to save lives.
I believe I would be an excellent addition to your hospital, and I’d be delighted if you gave me a chance for a sit-down interview. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Licensed Practical Nurse Cover Letter Sample 3:
It is with great excitement that I send you my resume for your recent posting for a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am a highly motivated LPN with 3 years of experience in the acute rehabilitation setting. After reading through the job description and your company’s mission statements, I am confident that I would make a great addition to the Chester Hills inpatient and homecare team.
During my employment in the rehabilitation setting, I have become highly proficient in a variety of necessary skills to be successful in the position. I have attached my resume for your review. Some of the key strengths I can offer include:
- IV access/removal/maintenance, PICC line maintenance, and phlebotomy
- Wound care, wound vac’s, and other adverse skin conditions
- Tracheostomy management, hygiene and replacement
- Feeding tube (including both NG and JG) management and hygiene
- Airway management with nebulizers, oxygen, CPAP and BiPAP
- Managing code situations, CPR and emergent conditions
The ability to balance the fast paced nursing environment while assisting coworkers, answering patient and family member questions, and reporting efficiently with my supervisors is part of what makes a great nursing team member. I have been acknowledged by my peers and supervisors for being resourceful, adaptable, self-directed, and able to handle challenging situations through my communication and organizational skills. My previous career in law enforcement as well as fire rescue have also contributed to my ability to remain level headed, even in the midst of emergency situations.
My goals for employment with Chester Hills are to continue providing the highest quality nursing care for your patients and families and to continue to build and refine my skills as an LPN. I consider it a privilege to be invited into a patient’s home to care for them, and will do everything in my power to ensure they are well cared for and continue to feel safe in their own home. I am excited for the opportunity to continue my future in health care with Chester Hills.
I appreciate your time and dedication to searching for a nurse who will best benefit your group. I will call your office within the week to ensure your receipt of my resume and to answer any questions you may have. Certainly, you may contact me directly at any time. I look forward to speaking with you further about this position soon.