LPN Cover Letter
LPN Cover Letter is an introduction to the job application of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Job Application is an advertisement of the candidate's professional competencies and the cover letter is the introduction to this advertisement. Presentation is an important part of all professional activities. You should not only be good at your job, but also seen to be good. And the best place to look good, professionally that is, is the job application; more specifically, the cover letter. This is because the cover letter is the introduction to the application, and a good start will take you miles ahead of the rest.
LPNs handle the major part of direct patient care. They take care of activities like directly and indirectly feeding the patient, administering all kinds of medicines, taking care of cleaning and patient hygiene, collection of samples for medical tests, taking vital signs of patients, and massaging the patients. The LPN should demonstrate his capacity and readiness to execute all these responsibilities. This requires the applicant to be considerate to the needs of the patient. The candidate also needs to be humane in his outlook.
LPN Cover Letters should also bring out the readiness of the candidate to work under the supervision of the doctor and to handle stressful situations. Fine communication skills are necessary to soothe patients and their scared families. Attention to detail and incisive observation make the difference between the best and the rest of LPNs. To qualify as an LPN, candidates must have successfully cleared the National Council Licensure Examination. A person can appear for this examination after completion of one year of an LPN course that provides all the technical background for this job along with hands on experience for application of this theory.
Here is an example of LPN cover letter:
December 8, 2011
700 E. Montview Boulevard
Denver, CO 80220
Dr. Craig Mills
900 Elati Street
Denver, CO 80204
Dear Dr. Mills,
This is with reference to your advertisement in the "Denver Post", dated December 3, 2011, inviting applications for the position of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in your esteemed organization. I hereby submit my application for the said post. I am eligible for the said position as per the qualifications prescribed in the advertisement. I have four years experience as an LPN. I am looking for an opening with an organization that is well known for offering professional services with a humane outlook while offering great opportunities of growth to its employees.
My experience as an LPN has made me familiar with the entire range of duties of this position. I have a caring attitude that helps me to cheerfully execute all the responsibilities. I have handled duties like directly and indirectly feeding patients, monitoring the solid and liquid excretion of patients, handling hygiene of patients, preparation and administration of injections, liquid medicines, and enemas; collection of samples for tests, monitoring patient health by taking vital signs and reporting changes / improvements in patient health, and massaging patients.
I have completed an LPN program and I have successfully cleared the National Council Licensure Examination. This has provided me with the technical background for this job like knowledge of patient care, hygiene, physiology, and nutrition. I can handle stressful situations and I have reasonably sharp powers of observation. I can work well under the supervision of doctors and other authorities. Furthermore, I am reasonably comfortable with making decisions and conveying them to the proper authorities or subordinates.
It will be a great experience to work with a considerate organization like yours. I have attached my resume with this letter. You can contact me on the telephone number or the email address mentioned above.
LPN Cover Letters, thus, need to point to all the practical skills and theoretical knowledge that make a decent LPN. Of special importance is a caring and empathetic attitude that a candidate must possess and should portray effectively in the letter.
Dear Ms. Mills,
I saw your classified ad on the Medicine Journal website for a LPN. My background and experiences certainly qualify me to work in your hospital. I have been in the market for a growth opportunity that will let me continue offering a humane service to those in need of care.
My five years in the industry has prepared me for the full range of responsibility associated with patient health. The completion of a LPN program and passing the National Council Licensure exam launched what I consider a rewarding career. It was the beginning of my life as a clinician developing an expertise in patient care nutrition physiology and hygiene. I have acquired a series of administrative and medical skills that keep operations running smoothly. Filing documentation preparation and administration of prescriptions monitoring phone banks feeding and bathing patients filling out reports and taking vital signs are only a portion of what I partake of as a LPN. I work well with doctors and nursing authorities and enjoy making patients’ lives easier.
I see working at your hospital as an excellent opportunity to grow as a LPN. You can contact me at the telephone number of email address on my attached resume. We can arrange an interview that is convenient to your schedule.