Duplicating the resume is often what entry level BSNs end up doing when set to the task of cover letter writing. Failing to write an effective and complementing cover letter to back your resume can seriously discourage the employer to consider you as a good candidate. In addition to expressing interest in the position, an ideal cover letter must demonstrate some knowledge regarding the skills related to the position. You can attain this knowledge by paying attention to the advertisement since it states the employers’ desires.
New graduates find it very difficult to write their BSN cover letters. Since the position is set in health settings, it is advisable to mention your relevant certifications and registrations to give a clear picture of your qualifications. If the specific department for the position is not mentioned, try to find it out and spice up your letter with mention your specialized skills and competence in that specific field. Doing so will automatically give you an edge over the competing candidates who did not take the extra time to find out the destination department.
Sample Cover Letter for New Graduate BSN – No Experience
7555 Twinkle Horizon
Pittsburgh, PA 64009
helen @ email . co
May 9, 2014
Mr. Guilford Derek
North Western Memorial Hospital
87 Rockville Sq
Pittsburgh, PA 64009
Dear Mr. Derek:
Just like your mission statement, I believe one has to be the change his/her priorities to bring the change. I was very pleased to learn about your need of a BSN registered nurse North Western Memorial Hospital. After graduation and nursing certifications in various health departments including pediatrics and oncology, I now stand ready to pursue my career at North Western Memorial Hospital.
Being a very responsible individual, I am very vigilant in patient progress monitoring and documentation. This sense of duty has always been an asset during my internship and it would also come in handy in the role of an RN. In addition to fulfilling all the requirements mentioned in the advertisement, I offer the following competencies in capacity of a new graduate RN:
• Familiar with ANA code of ethics and HIPPA nursing guidelines
• Compassionate person with a demonstrated ability to educate patients and their families
• Adept at keeping and maintaining automated record of patient progress and care delivered
• Committed to high standards of bed side patient care and physician assistance
My resume is enclosed for your kind consideration. I cannot wait to be a part of the committed team of medical health professionals at the North Western Memorial Hospital and contribute my share in serving humanity. I excitedly await an interview call from you.
Thank you for your time and consideration.