Sample “Cold” Cover Letter To A Potential Employer

This applicant is looking to transition out of the Navy and into a position as a civilian Registered Nurse.  He gained a great deal of experience with caring for trauma patients and in managing crisis situations during his time in the Navy.

ARNOLD P. WALKER, RN, BSN

645 Willow Park Road, Columbia, MO 65216 ♦ 573-875-1529 ♦ arniew@cs.com

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December 8, 20–

Ms. Faith Livingston, RN
Director of Nursing
Barnes Jewish Hospital
4535 Clayton Avenue, Suite #150
St. Louis, MO  63110
 

Dear Ms. Livingston:

In anticipation of completing my military service in May, 20–, I am pursuing non-military employment that will enable me to utilize my training and experience as a US Navy Registered Nurse.  I believe that my background and specialized training in crisis management and emergency response could be a vital asset to your nursing staff.  Being mindful of this, I have enclosed a resume that outlines my credentials for your review.

Some of the key points that you may find applicable to a nursing position in your hospital include:

  • Completing training and actively engaging in field exercises that have prepared me for deployment into combat zones.  This is pertinent to a non-military setting, because it encompasses field hospital training, nuclear and biohazard treatment, and mass casualty treatment, all of which relate to disaster and terrorist response within the community.
  • Providing care for a wide variety of patients, ranging in age from infants to senior citizens, and including infectious disease, post-operative, medical, oncology, and end-of-life scenarios.
  • Developing relationships with different cultural groups, in both clinical and social settings.  The patients that I deal with are from the complete range of ethnic and socioeconomic groupings, from enlisted personnel to flag officers and their dependents.  During my current assignment in Beijing, I have had an opportunity to experience  the local culture, and to connect with the  local people.

I feel certain that my commitment to patient care and my ability to act as an essential part of the treatment team would allow me to make a meaningful contribution to the health and care of your patients.  I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss with you how I can carry out your needs in a a clinical nursing role.  Please contact me by e-mail or telephone to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for an initial interview.

Thank you for your time and attention.  I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Arnold P. Walker, RN, BSN

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