A cover letter is possibly the most important part of a new graduate nurse job application set or portfolio. In your letter, highlight the key parts of your resume that will help you contribute to the prospective facility. In addition, mention your most relevant skills and show your enthusiasm to work for a specific employer.

As resumes for Graduate Nurse position often follow a standard format, therefore a cover letter is a opportunity for you to highlight your enthusiasm and relate your interests and skills to the employer’s needs.


Sample Cover Letter for Graduate Nurse Resume


Alvina Anderson
51 Example Street
Syracuse, NY 65287
(210) 000-6666
alvina.a @ email . com

January 26, 2016

Ms. Jane Anderson
Senior Manager Human Resources
St Joseph’s Hospital
254 South Street
Syracuse, NY 02122


Dear Ms. Anderson:

With my brilliant educational background, exceptional patient care skills, and hands-on nursing internship experience, I am eager to contribute to St Joseph’s Hospital in the role of a Graduate Nurse.

Throughout my career, as a student and intern, I have gained strong knowledge and skills in:

• Assessing the patient’s state of health
• Developing nursing diagnosis
• Implementing nursing actions and evaluating patient response
• Formulating holistic plan of nursing care
• Coordinating services of all health care team members

Furthermore, I have demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. I am also knowledgeable with nature and quality of all nursing care that a patient receives as well as highly skilled in providing patient and family with health education and emotional support. My enclosed resume contains more details about my qualifications and nursing skills.

As a diligent and enthusiastic nurse, I am eager to discuss your graduate nurse position and learn more about the St Joseph’s Hospital. I will call you after few days to follow-up and see if it is suitable to arrange an interview. In the interim, I can be reached at (000) 000-6666 or via email at alvina.a @ email . com.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Alvina Anderson

Enc. Resume