Nurse Practitioner Cover Letter Example

Updated on February 14, 2018


Employers start looking at all cover letters for nurse practitioner position in the same light once they have been through a dozen or so of them.

And that is quite natural as reading the same thing over and over again can become a bit overwhelming.

Only a cover letter that is true in its essence will be able to pique their interest. And we know more than anyone else that it is quite a feat to write one which is nothing less than a pure job application miracle!

Short of a miracle, seldom works. However, it is in the best interest of the applicant to make sure that he or she does his or her best when writing a cover letter for nurse practitioner resume.

More than the resume, it is the cover letter that makes employers take notice of an applicant’s eligibility to work for them. Every employer looks for “geniuses” to work for them. And since expectations are so high, it is often difficult to fulfil them completely. But even if you can fulfil them to a halfway mark, you are good to go!

Unfortunately, many of job seekers do not pay much attention to nurse practitioner cover letters, deeming them nothing more than a mere wrapping paper for a resume. Wrong! A cover letter is much more than a superficial wrapping. It is a solid communication tool.

To determine how a cover letter should be written to be absolutely effective, look at the sample below:


Nurse Practitioner Cover Letter Sample



Selena Maddison
652 Hudson Ave
Wasilla, AK 20102
(000) 888-2020
Selena @ email . com

February 14, 2018

Ms. Samantha Fox
Nurse Manager
The Health Facility
654 Chapman Road
Wasilla, AK 25259


Dear Ms. Fox:

This letter and attached resume are in response to your nurse practitioner posting in NY Times. Even when I was a newly registered nurse, my aims to contribute to the health world were high. Having achieved a niche for myself by constantly and consistently working towards acquiring am APN (advanced practice nurse practitioner) certificate, I believe that I have half achieved my dreams to be truly helpful to the community where health related matters are concerned.

Now aiming to acquire major in a specialty – preferably oncology – my objective is to provide both awareness and assistance to patients suffering from or at risk of cancer. Since The Health Facility is quite active in campaigning for cancer awareness, I believe that you will find my professional profile interesting.

While working for North Eastern Hospital, I was responsible for implementing preventative health assessments for women in the community which resulted in a staggering 53% decline in cancer-related hospitalizations. I have other achievements that I would like to elaborate on but I feel that an interview will prove be to more insightful than mere words on paper.

I will call you after the holidays to determine if you have a free slot in which you can interview me. In the interim, I can be reached at (000) 888-2020. Thank you for your time and consideration.



Selena Maddison

Enc: Resume

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