A strong cover letter for a nurse practitioner (NP) position is the first step to securing a job at a hospital. Whether you are a family NP, pediatric NP, psychiatric NP or a brand new NP just starting to venture out into the field, the example cover letter below will help you write your own.
Before you start writing, keep in mind that you should always tailor your cover letter to the job description. You might have a variety of experiences, but focus on the ones that relate to what is required by the job. Your cover letter should not be more than one page and each paragraph should flow coherently from one to the next.
Sample Cover Letter for a Nurse Practitioner Position
Dear Mary Anne,
I am writing in response to the nurse practitioner position with Dr. Stiller that was forwarded by Dr. Robert Jordan. I am a graduate from Long Island University School of Nursing’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program and a board certified FNP. I have four years of nursing years of experience as a medical-surgical nurse and a post-operative care nurse. For the last two years, I have managed care for orthopedic patients in the recovery room with various orthopedic surgeries, including several complex spine cases. I am very interested in caring for orthopedic patients as a nurse practitioner in your practice.
During my nurse practitioner rotations, I received clinical experience working in outpatient and urgent care. This involves managing care for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric population. My clinical experience also includes conducting physical assessments, ordering diagnostic tests, formulating plan of care, and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team. I am a supporter of providing patient education in my care, whether it is discussing pain management, postoperative precautions, or surgical care to orthopedic patients. Furthermore, I have experience in working with various electronic medical record programs.
This position provides the opportunity for me to apply the skills I have garnered from my clinical experience, as well as apply the knowledge and skills from my orthopedic nursing experience. I believe I am a great candidate to provide compassionate quality care with Dr. Stiller’s practice. Moreover, I am conscientious, motivated, and always willing to learn. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.