Letter of Recommendation to Nursing School (Sample & Guidelines)

Updated: April 7, 2022

Writing a letter of recommendation for someone who has worked for you or studied under you, requires a lot of thought.

For one, you will be forced to ask yourself at least some of the questions listed below:

1. Should I write a recommendation letter?

Consider your relationship with the person who has asked you to write a recommendation letter.

If the employee or student has produced excellent work, you may want to support them by writing a strong recommendation letter.

2. Where should I begin?

Preparing to write a recommendation letter is step 1.

A strong recommendation letter will be able to chart out the student or employee’s skills.

This requires you to know the person inside out. Never ask the subject of the recommendation letter to draft his or her own letter.

This will neither save you time nor increase the quality of the letter.

A genuine letter that you write yourself will carry much more weight.

3. What should I ask?

Make sure that you know the details of the submission.

Consider asking if there is a specific form that needs to be filled out, or if it’s a form-free recommendation.

Should the letter be handed over to the individual or a particular organization?

When is the deadline for submission?

Now that you have everything in order, you can begin writing a strong recommendation letter.

Here is a sample letter of recommendation for a student hoping to apply to a nursing school:

Sample Letter of Recommendation for Nursing School

November 2, 2021

To Whom It May Concern

I am delighted to be called upon to write this letter of recommendation for Judith Wood, who has acquired her initial nursing education under my supervision.

Judith is a nurturing individual who is not only compassionate but also has an incredible knack to assess situations and provide nursing interventions. During mock nursing sessions, her mettle as an aspiring nurse was truly tested when she was asked to handle a potentially life-threatening incident for a “patient”, which she managed to ace – and received applause from her fellow students.

Some of Judith’s main attributes are her diligence and exceptional grasp of medical terminology and nursing practices, which should make her an easy student to teach. She would now like to apply for a residency program at your school so that she can further build her skills in nursing. I fully endorse that she will be a great contribution to your student body and eventually, a substantial part of a nursing team.

I genuinely recommend Judith as a promising candidate for your nursing school. I will be pleased to answer any additional questions that you may have.



Perry Edwards
Nursing Instructor
Felton Nursing School
125 Dogwood Road
Felton, DE 10393
Tel: (000) 323-1454