When creating a cover letter for practical nurse resume, communicate your enthusiasm, expertise level and aptitude to carry out complex medical procedures under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a general practitioner.

All practical nurse cover letters are supposed to give details regarding what you can bring to the job.

Do not write what you are expecting from the facility because it will demote your candidacy. You may discuss your expectations later in the interview.

See the example below to get a better idea.


Practical Nurse Cover Letter Sample


68 Example Road
Houston, TX 65999

May 7, 2014

Mr. John Doe
Senior Manager
Houston Rehabilitation Center
2222 Sample Road
Houston, TX 65111


Dear Mr. Doe:

After reading your job posting for a licensed practical nurse in detail, I decided to write to you right away because your requirements for this position closely complement my career goals, experience and skills.

I have a track record of assisting in the performance of a number of specialized medical and minor surgical procedures. Moreover, I am well versed in taking vital signs, managing prescribed medications, calculating dosages and performing emergency procedures. Besides nursing duties, I have a demonstrated ability to conduct patient and family teaching, answer and forward telephone calls and schedule medical appointments.

In addition, I have first-class skills in developing good relationships with patients and possess a genuine interest in the well being of those under my care. My enclosed resume exhibits my specific qualifications and skills that are required by Houston Rehabilitation Center.

As an experienced Practical Nurse, I’d like to speak with you personally to discuss this in detail. Please call me on my cell phone at (999) 999-9009 to set up an interview at the time of your ease. Thank you for considering my qualifications.



Sara Chris, L.P.N.

Enc: Resume