This blog post will show you how to write a resignation letter if you’re working as a nurse. You’ll also find five sample letters for your reference.
Writing a Nurses Resignation Letter
When you’re resigning from a nursing position, remember the following points:
- Anticipate the emotional challenges before breaking the news
- Consult with your management
- Give notice and date of departure
- Write a formal resignation letter or email
Sample 1: All Nurses Resignation Letter
“March 1, 2017
This letter serves as a formal notice of resignation from my position as Clinical Nurse I at Valley Hospital. My final day of work will be March 22, 2017.
Please advise if there are any additional steps that I can take during the final weeks of my employment to ease the transition.
It has been an honor to work with such a dedicated group of caregivers.
Sample 2: All Nurses Resignation Letter
“Subject: Mary McCarthy Resignation
Dear Mr. Rennick,
Please accept this letter as notification of my resignation from the position of Nurse Coordinator at the Cancer Center of City Hospital. My last day of work will be July 1, 2022.
I have enjoyed my tenure at City Hospital, and I appreciate the opportunity I had to work with the excellent staff there. I learned a lot about ongoing cancer care and the research being done at the hospital.
If I can assist in any way during the transition, please let me know. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such a fine group of people.
Sample 3: All Nurses Resignation Letter
“Ms. Barbara Vredenburgh, RN
1552 Magnolia St.
Macon, GA 12321
June 10, 2022
Ms. Cecily Danison
Happy House Retirement Home
120 Happy House Road
Macon, GA 12321
Dear Ms. Danison,
I am writing to inform you of my resignation from the position of Head Floor Nurse at the Happy House Retirement Home. My last day of work will be June 24, 2022.
Working at the Happy House has been rewarding in many ways, and I wish all the residents and the staff good luck in the future.
Please let me know if I can assist in the transition in any way.
Signature (hard copy letter)
Barbara Vredenburgh, RN”
Sample 4: All Nurses Resignation Letter
“20th October 2021
Mt. Olympus Hospital
Sector 31, Himalaya Marg
Dear Mr Kishore
Please accept my resignation effective 20th October as a staff nurse at Mt. Olympus Hospital.
I have decided that I want to take my career in a new direction, so in two months, I will be enrolling in graduate school.
My time at Mt. Olympus has helped me gain valuable skills that I can continue to use in a new career. I want to thank you for all the opportunities to learn and grow while working with the Mt. Olympus team.
If there is anything I can do to be of assistance while you are finding or training my replacement, please feel free to ask. I have worked in several wings in the hospital and feel confident that I could provide very thorough training for a new nurse.
It may require my schedule to change to accommodate graduate school exams and interviews.
Thank you once again for the many positive experiences over the past four years, and I look forward to staying in contact with you in the future.
Sample 5: All Nurses’ Resignation Letter
Please accept this email as my formal resignation from my position of nursing with Always Care Nursing Home. As per my employment contract, I will serve a two-month notice period and my last day will be [mention the date according to your notice period].
I have accepted the offer of a Head of Nursing Staff at another nursing home that I find fit for my professional growth. Please consider this email as formal communication of my resignation from my current position.
I intend to complete the open tasks at my end by [mention date] and give the handover to the team members with your approval.
I am grateful to have learned and worked under your leadership. I will always cherish the experiences I had working with you and the team.
I wish you and the team all the best. We can stay in touch at the below:
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Frequently Asked Questions (All Nurses Resignation Letter)
How do I write a nursing notice?
You need to give your immediate supervisor adequate notice of your resignation. Usually that is two weeks for nurses and four weeks for nurses in a management position.
How do I tell my nurse manager I am leaving?
You can choose to speak to your manager as well as submit a letter of resignation. The letter (or email) is compulsory but the verbal intimation is not.
How do I resign from a hospital job?
Like any other job, you need to offer a brief statement informing your reason for resignation. Present this in a formal written letter or email, which can be added to your file.