Candidates applying for a school nurse job ideally want to send every document that they can get their hand on to a prospective employer – every document that will help them rise to the top of the candidate pool. This includes sending in recommendation letters written by former employers, friends, neighbors or teachers. And if you are in a position to testify to a person’s skills, character and experience, you are more than likely to be asked to write a recommendation letter for him or her.
Being in a position where we have to write a recommendation letter often leaves us a bit fazed. What does one write? How does one word a recommendation letter? How much to write? What needs to be omitted? It is a constant battle within us. Let us help you put this dilemma at rest.
Following is a list of things that a school nurse recommendation letter should include:
• A brief sentence stating how you know the person you are writing the recommendation letter for
• The applicant’s job title and role within the company where he is currently employed
• A few sentences about the applicant’s abilities to do that job that he is applying for
• Some information regarding the applicant’s personality
• A personal recommendation
If you elaborate on these five points, you will find yourself writing a pretty brilliant recommendation letter. Want to try? Let us help by providing you with a sample recommendation letter for a school nurse position:
June 4, 2015
To Whom It May Concern
I am writing to recommend Trisha Jenner who has worked as a School Nurse at Tucson Unified School District for five years. During her tenure, she has transited into an individual who is now known for her exceptional work ethics and excellent nursing acumen. If there was a possibility of our students being allowed to give her a recommendation, she would not get one but many!
I have yet to meet a nurse who is as compassionate and professional as she is, and yet manages to keep her head above the water. During a particularly horrifying choking incident at school, Trisha handled the situation with such expertise that we were stunned beyond belief – she ended up saving the child’s life when none of us saw hope. Providing care on school premises in the event of emergencies and performing site mandated screenings are her strengths in particular.
If hired in a similar position, Trisha will be a tremendous asset to your school. If you have any further questions in regards to her qualifications or background, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tucson Unified School District
21 New Ave, Tucson, AZ
(666) 666-6666, p.rogers @ tucson . edu