Licensed Practical Nurse Cover Letter
Licensed Practical Nurses are found in healthcare environments, such as hospitals or nursing homes, and are responsible for assisting physicians and registered nurses. Work responsibilities a candidate for a Licensed Practical Nurse position should expect include: admitting and discharging patients, preparing patients for procedures, collecting samples for tests, explaining treatments to patients, administering medication, monitoring vital signs, and recording medical history.
Eligible cover letters for Licensed Practical Nurse usually mention skills and qualifications such as the following:
- Nursing expertise
- Empathy and bedside manners
- Being able to stay calm in emergency situations
- Medical teamwork
- Stamina and physical strength
- Good observational skills
- Computer competences
- Health promotion and disease control
Just beneath is provided a cover letter sample highlighting comparable skills and experience required to a Licensed Practical Nurse.
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Dear Ms. Glantz:
When I learned of your search for a skilled and dedicated Licensed Practice Nurse to join your team at the Flagstaff Medical Center, I quickly decided to send you my resume for your consideration. As an enthusiastic and patient-centric professional with eight years of experience providing a superior level of nursing care to sick and injured patients, I am confident that I would be a strong contributor in this role.
From performing physical assessments and administering medications to training fellow LPNs and nursing assistants and communicating compassionately with both patients and family members, my background and skill set has prepared me to excel in this position. Throughout my nursing career I have shown a consistent dedication to patient service excellence, complemented by the ability to put patients at ease through my personable and empathic demeanor. Furthermore, with my Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma received in 2008, I am well positioned to take on new challenges and establish a lasting commitment to the Flagstaff Medical Center.
Highlights of my qualifications include the following:
- Thriving as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Windsor Bridge Health Center, providing direct and indirect patient care and support for up to 25 patients each day.
- Demonstrating solid experience in medication administration, vital signs, condition assessment, IV insertion, patient data documentation, and patient education.
- Interacting effectively and efficiently with doctors, peers, patients, and families to assess needs, identify appropriate treatments, and achieve goals.
- Demonstrating outstanding collaboration, leadership, time management, and organizational skills.
- Leveraging my warm, friendly, and articulate communication style to establish trusting patient and peer relationships.
The combination of my dedication to the nursing field and my compassionate, professional nature continues to define my abilities as a Licensed Practice Nurse. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss this position in more detail.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Barbara T. Garcia
Objective: use is the appropriate term, not utilize.
E & T: Looks fine, I prefer a colon between the degree and school, but that is my preference.
H of Q:
1. Dump considerable, sounds overstated. Use "Licensed" as you are a Licensed Practical Nurse.
2. Excellent performer...doesn't really mean anything to me. Skilled should work just fine and doesn't sound overstated.
5. I would change ethical and non-judgemental to "Culturally sensitive" and dump the rest. Claiming to be non-judgemental sounds to me as bad as saying you never make errors. We all have our times when we need to sit back and recognize if we are being judgemental or not, so better to not state something that really isn't true.
6. Clumsy wording, perhaps "Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills"
7. Dump "possess" because grammatically it would be "Posseses" based on previous subject and tense, which then sort of makes the sentence look ironically wrong.
9. Just punctual. Always on time is repetitive.
10. Perhaps something more descriptive. Understands the importance of meeting deadlines. However, this sounds more administrative than nursing, so perhaps something like "Values timely administration of medications, assessments, and charting."
1. Tighten it up. Nurse managers know what ADL's are, just state you can perform the duty, no need to describe.
9. Dump the Hep B, it's not a selling point.
I would ditch the whole clinical section. They know you have to do clinicals to get your license.
Relevant Employment: Ok
Other Employment: Would make me think you only stay in a job for about six months on average. Might be worth ditching that whole section.
References: Most guides now state not to even include this as all employers understand references are available. See this guide for more helpful hints: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/resume-writing-tips/
Cover Letter: Avoid adverbs. Passion is not generally assumed to be "real or unreal" you are generally passionate or not. Dump extraneous adverbs like "very". They don't truly add
Once again remove utilize. It is an unprofessional use of the word "use".
Double check capitalization. I am a recent graduate from Norquest College with a diploma as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Practical Nurse program."
Have you sat for your boards yet? This is not clear.
"As a teaching facility and a variety of clinical settings,"
Tenses and subjects need clarification throughout. Who is a teaching facility?
Perhaps something like "I am aware that your facility offers a variety of clinical settings, and would offer me the opportunity to gain a varied experience."
Through my clinical practicum's I have also gained the experience in medication administration.
Remove the apostrophe in practicum.
OP: Sorry if this comes across as "OMG psycho edits" but I take it seriously that if you say "I have strong written communication skills" that you show that in clarity of context and meaning in your writing.
Take the edits as you will, look over some resources, and best of luck in your endeavors!!