Sample Cover Letter Experienced Nurse
1 Yonge St
Ms. Jane Smith
Palliative Care Program
General Health Centre
City, Province, Postal Code
Dear Ms. Smith:
I am writing in response to the advertisement posted on the General Health Centre’s website
for a registered practical nurse position in the expanded Palliative Care Program.
As a staff nurse working in an oncology unit for 5 years, I am excited about the expansion of
your palliative care program and the opportunities it will create for patients and staff. Through
my experience to date, I have developed clinical expertise and in-depth knowledge in caring for
oncology patients. I have also participated in several initiatives with community agencies to
facilitate early discharge, which has increased my awareness of the need to expand the
palliative care program at your facility. My enclosed résumé provides further details about my
qualifications, skills and accomplishments.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my potential contribution to your organization’s
palliative care program. I look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached at (phone/email).
Janet Jones, RPN
Donner, G., & Wheeler, M. (Eds.). (2004). Taking control of your nursing career
(2nd ed.). Toronto: Elsevier