The healthcare industry employs a huge number of professionals to help it run. When you are applying for a position in the healthcare industry, you must ensure that your application credentials reflect your expertise in your area of work. This is especially true when you are writing a cover letter which may be the deciding factor in helping to acquire your dream job.

Nurses are an important part of the healthcare industry as they provide direct patient care and are involved in the overall functioning of a healthcare facility. In a day’s work, a nurse assists patients with some personal tasks that they may be unable to do themselves, administer medication, assess patients’ conditions and progress and provide emotional support to families.

If you are an experienced nurse looking for a new job, you may be interested in the following cover letter when applying.


Cover Letter of Experienced Nurse (For Resume or Portfolio)


Victoria Hooper
490 Beachview Road
Mount Hope, WV 88900
(000) 123-3333
victoria.hooper @ email . com

August 24, 2013

Mr. Jack Harper
Manager Human Resources
Mount Hope Hospital
3100 Riverview Lane
Mount Hope, WV 78901


Dear Mr. Harper:

Nursing is not just a profession for me; it is my way of life for the past 11 years and I take great pride in this way of life. I had wanted to be a nurse for as long as I remember and have seen this dream come true over the years. Intending to take this dream further, I would like to apply for the position of a nurse at Mount Hope Hospital as my qualifications and experience perfectly fit for this position.

During the course of my nursing career, I have come across many challenging instances where my experience and expertise were truly challenged. Working mostly in a clinical role, I had great exposure to patient care in terms of planning and implementing patient care plans in accordance to each individual patient’s specific needs. I was called upon quite often to help different hospital departments in assessing patients in critical care and have proved myself to be helpful in assisting physicians in diagnosing complex medical problems. Possessing the right compassion that is second nature to nurses, I ensure that the patients assigned to me are well looked after and that their families are informed of present health situations. Moreover, I am expert in training student nurses and formulating educational material as well.

My portfolio will provide you with further insight into my abilities and will give you a solid reason to consider my application. I appreciate your taking the time to review my qualifications and experiences.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Best regards,

Victoria Hooper

Enc. Resume