Sample Cover Letter - Nursing
27 Premier Avenue
Scoresby VIC 3179
Mobile: 0413 447 946
18 April 2015
Graduate Recruitment Co-ordinator
St Joseph’s Hospital
123 Victoria Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Dear Ms Campbell
Re: Graduate Nurse Program
Thank you for taking the time to explain your program when I met you at the St Joseph’s Graduate Program
information session in March. I am now submitting my application for St Joseph’s Hospital’s Graduate
Program. I am particularly interested in joining St Joseph’s Hospital as I understand from our conversation and
my research that you place a strong emphasis on holistic patient care. Having gained considerable
professional insight through the observation and experience gained in my clinical placements, I have been
able to see first-hand that this leads to better outcomes.
My Bachelor of Nursing degree at Monash has given me an excellent understanding of traditional nursing
practices, new technology and caring values. During my three clinical placements I learned a range of nursing
skills on the job, while developing the ability to think on my feet and learn by doing. I especially enjoyed my
rotation on the emergency ward and aspire to specialise in this area one day.
I have also been able to develop knowledge in a range of practice settings and have been trained in problem-
solving and clinical reasoning. Through my successful practice assessment I have proven that I am competent
and safe in the practice of clinical nursing skills and am able to work within legal and ethical standards of
I communicate well and have excellent attention to detail, as attested to by the Deputy Director of Nursing at
Happy Days General Hospital who was especially impressed with my skills during my clinical placement there
and offered me a professional reference. In addition to my studies, my employment experiences have helped
me to develop a number of qualities and skills, particularly team work. My main role at Fine-Food Supermarket
is to work collaboratively with staff, supervisors and merchandisers in organising floor space.
To support my application for the St Joseph’s Hospital Graduate Program I have enclosed copies of my
resume, academic transcripts and clinical placement reports. Thank you for your consideration, I am eager to
discuss my application with you in more detail and look forward to hearing from you, please feel free to
contact me any time on 0413 447 946.
Attached: Resume, Clinical Placement Reports and Academic Transcripts
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