Nurse Practitioner Cover Letter Basics

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How can I create a nurse practitioner cover letter?

Nurse Practitioner Cover Letter Basics

Even if a position doesn't require a cover letter, it's a wise idea to include it. When you can't meet with a recruiter in person, a cover letter gives you an opportunity to put your best foot forward. But, creating a letter that entices the hiring manager to invite you for an interview can be tricky. Read on to learn tips for creating a cover letter.

In the first paragraph of your cover letter, make sure to state that you're applying to nurse practitioner jobs with the company. If you're transitioning from working in a different type of environment, include a short sentence after your introduction sentence. For example, "After working in a hospital environment for several years, I'm excited to have an opportunity to work in a smaller practice and getting to know patients better."

Then, quickly highlight qualifications that relate to the job position. Typically, you should only list 2-3 that most closely match the nurse practitioner employment listing.

The final paragraph of your cover letter should entice the hiring manager to schedule an interview. Make sure to include your contact information, so the manager can easily give you a call.



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