Universities with schools of nursing can provide sample application letters for nursing jobs. For example, the Office of Career & Professional Development at the University of California, San Francisco, has a dedicated page on its website as of 2014 with sample application letters, resume formats and other resources.
Professional organizations also provide sample application letters and other assistance with job searches. The American Nurses Association provides resources on its website as of 2014, including tips on writing a cover letter and an interactive tool for building a resume. Registered nurses constitute the bulk of U.S. healthcare providers, with about 2.7 million working as of 2011. An international shortage of nurses exists as of 2014.