Recommendation letters may be of several types; you may be writing one for an employee, a co-worker or a student. Depending on what type of a letter it is that you are writing, you will need specific information before you begin writing it. If you are writing a recommendation letter for a student who wants to apply for a nursing program in a university or for a job, you will need to highlight not only her knowledge of nursing practices but also her ability to be compassionate and work under pressure.
Since recommendation letters are primarily written to help individuals find a job, they need to have a positive tone. Being in a position of authority, you can easily deny writing a recommendation letter for someone about whom you may not be able to write anything positive. However, as a mentor or a teacher, it is your moral responsibility to provide recommendations to your students so when you begin writing a recommendation letter, concentrate solely on the student’s good points.
A recommendation letter that you write for a nursing student will need to edict her knowledge of medicine, ability to handle difficult patients and work with precision. You may edit the following letter of recommendation for a nursing student to meet your own requirements:
November 30, 2014
To Whom It May Concern
Sarah Walker has been my student since she enrolled in the nursing program at Hailey’s College of Nursing in 2011. She was a delight to teach as she drew in (and retained) all the information that she was provided with during the nursing theory classes that I held.
In 2012, I had the pleasure of leading Sarah through five nursing modules including two which required her to work closely with real time patients at Hailey’s Medical College. During this time, I found her to be very responsive to the patients that she was looking after (under the guidance of a registered nurse). Sarah’s ability to apply her nursing knowledge to the fullest in a real time environment became evident during her assignment at the A&E when she took charge of a five year old accident victim and saved her life despite the patient’s chances of survival being slim.
Sarah would now like to apply for a nursing course at Fullington Nursing Arena to further her knowledge base. I give my unrelenting recommendation for this as I believe that she is not only capable of passing the program with ease but will come out with flying colors and will be a credit to your institute.
I can be reached for any further comment or information that you may need regarding Sarah’s conduct or abilities for eligibility for this program.
Hailey’s College of Nursing
Tel: (333) 333-3333