There is no one method of writing a DOU RN cover letter that works. Each cover letter that you write must be a unique piece of writing. That is one of the prime requirements of a hiring manager. He or she will have read a hundred cover letters before yours landed on the table and the only way you can make an impression is if yours is the best that he or she has seen.
Why is uniqueness so important? The answer to this lies in the fact that employers hire people who think out of the box. Your way of addressing the employer and the specifics of what you write in a cover letter will set you apart from others, whose writing can only be deemed as average. The way you communicate on paper is reflective of how you will communicate in person. And a good communicator is what every employer wants, no matter which position we talk about.
Addressing directly to the person who will read your cover letter is foremost. Then comes the part where you must be eloquent in what you have to say about your abilities. A cover letter that is closed properly with an action close statement wins hearts – and interviews.
Refer below for an example:
251 Consumers Street
Nashua, NH 74544
August 18, 2016
Mr. Alan Poe
West Birch Hospital
293 E Hollis Street
Nashua, NH 46933
Dear Mr. Poe:
I am an energetic nurse who thrives on challenge. And what better place for a nurse to expect challenge than working in a direct observation unit of one of the busiest hospitals in the city?
Please refer to the following talents that make me a great choice to hire as a registered nurse in the DOU of West Birch Hospital:
• Highly experienced in establishing, implementing and maintaining patient care and service standards that meet patients’ expectations and needs.
• Deeply familiar with communicating with physicians about changes in patients’ clinical conditions, including hemodynamic monitoring and symptomatology.
• Exceptionally well-versed in accurately and promptly responding to changes in patients’ conditions and / or response to treatment.
Comprehending the need for being alert in a direct observation unit and the sensitivity of the patients involved, I am sure that I will be an asset, both to patients and the facility. To further elaborate on my specific abilities to work in a unit that is dedicated to advanced patient care, I will call you so that we can decide a time to meet in person. Until then, I will be available at (000) 787-4741.