RN Resignation Letter Sample

Updated on: September 1, 2015

Believe it or not, a good last impression is as important as the first one. Fine, you have to make a good impression when being hired but why when you leave? There are two reasons for this:

1. You do not want to leave a bad taste in your employer’s mouth – the person who has the authority to issue a recommendation letter to you or withhold it.
2. You might consider coming back and rejoining the organization. Leaving on a bad note is not going to do you any favors.

And how does one leave on amicable terms? By writing a resignation letter that is conducive to love and harmony! A resignation letter does not have to be stiff in its tone. Lighthearted communications are this era’s mantra. Even if you are sad because you are leaving a position that you have held for years, there is absolutely no need to be morbid about it. You can express your feelings but keep them limited.

Your resignation letter should:

• Outline why you are leaving
• Explain your circumstances and provide a notice period
• Include some niceties about the organization and your immediate boss

And that is it! Now that you have the recipe for a resignation letter, take a look at this sample resignation letter – from an RN (registered nurse) position:


RN Resignation Letter Sample


Emma Walls
52 Y. 7th Street
Ashland, MA 52141
(000) 909-0987
Emma @ email . com

September 1, 2015

Ms. Gail Lord
Nurse Manager
Livingston Regional Hospital
610 Main Street
Ashland, MA 51758


Dear Ms. Lord:

Writing this letter of resignation is hardly the easiest thing for me to do. Unfortunately, I do not have much choice but to request you to accept this letter as my formal resignation from the post of Registered Nurse at Livingston Regional Hospital. September 30, 2015 will be my last working day here.

Over the previous five years, I have worked constantly and consistently, without taking a break. I believe this has affected me adversely and I am in a state of mind where a hiatus from work will do me good. During this time, I wish to take up a short course or two in a specialized field to see how I fare.

I have worked with one of the best medical staffs in Ashland and I cannot be more grateful to you for providing me with this opportunity. I would appreciate it if you would issue a letter of recommendation as soon as you can manage and have my leaving documents expedited as well. During these last four weeks, I’ll do everything possible to wrap up my duties and train my replacement. Please let me know if there is anything additional that I can do to aid during this transition.

I wish Livingston Regional Hospital continued success and hope to stay in touch in the future.



Emma Walls
Registered Nurse
Livingston Regional Hospital
Ext. 5452

Category: RN