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How do you write a letter of intent for a nursing position?

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To write a letter of intent for a nursing position, tailor the letter to relate to the position, highlight qualifications and education and show enthusiasm for the job. Use the letter of intent as a cover letter when submitting a resume.

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To write an effective letter to show interest in a nursing position:

  1. Open with personal details
  2. Begin the letter of intent for a nursing position with personal contact information, including name, address, phone and email information. Include the date the letter was written, and add the title and name of the person to whom the letter is addressed, along with the person's address. Open with a friendly yet formal salutation, such as "Dear Mrs. Smith" or something similar.
  3. State the objective of the letter
  4. The first paragraph should include the objective of the letter so that the receiver understands which position the sender is interested in. A brief synopsis of why the sender believes she is qualified for the position is also useful.
  5. Highlight key skills necessary for the position
  6. Finish up the letter of intent by highlighting any relevant skills and experience related to the nursing position. Include any educational credentials received and particular areas of expertise.
  7. Close by reinforcing interest in the job
  8. Close the letter by reinforcing interest in the position and stating availability for an interview.
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