Cover letter for a nurse practitioner (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a nurse practitioner.”

Samples of nurse practitioner cover letters

To get a position as a nurse practitioner, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a nurse practitioner cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Nurse practitioner cover letters”

“Ebony Moore

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I’m excited by the opportunity to apply for the Nurse Practitioner position at Cloud Clearwater. As a fully accredited and licensed nurse with 12 years of experience working in private clinics, I bring a wealth of medical knowledge, technical aptitude, and interpersonal skills that help patients feel comfortable and confident in all aspects of their care.

As a Nurse Practitioner at River Tech for more than a decade, I served primarily in the cardiology and pediatric care units. I was responsible for all stages of patient care, including admitting patients, examining medical histories, ordering tests, diagnosing conditions, designing treatment plans, prescribing medication and educating patients on their condition and care program. I received specialized training in conducting exercise, Persantine and Lexiscan nuclear stress tests, and I later served as Training Team Leader for these tests.

I had the opportunity to pioneer the use of new technology to improve physician-patient interactions and drive successful business outcomes for River Tech. I spearheaded the design and implementation of our “I Heart Health” mobile app, which allowed clinical teams to deliver educational materials and medication reminders directly to patients’ devices. As a result of this initiative, we saw a 36% increase in medication compliance and a 62% decrease in follow-up appointment cancellations.

I would like to thank you for considering me for the Nurse Practitioner position. I hope to talk with you soon about Cloud Clearwater’s approach to enhancing patient care. I would love to discuss how my deep understanding of the latest medical technology combined with my passion for creating personal connections with patients can be used to improve overall health outcomes for Cloud Clearwater’s valued patients.


Ebony Moore”

Sample 2: “Nurse practitioner cover letters”

“Dear Mr. Brown,

It is with great interest that I am responding to your advertisement for the Nurse Practitioner position you currently have open. I have six years of work experience as a Nurse Practitioner and am currently a member of the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ohio (NPAO) and the Registered Nurses Association of Ohio (RNAO).

My resume, attached to this application, aptly reflects my education, work experience, licenses, and performance record. In case you are looking for a licensed nurse with a specialty certificate (I have one in Primary Health Care) and an impeccable work record, you need to look no further. The following aptly highlights my qualifications:

  • Responsible for understanding and interpreting medical history, disease symptoms, physical findings, and diagnostic information of patients to develop correct diagnosis in an extremely busy sixty bed CCU
  • Remain aware of and maintain current knowledge of legal regulation for nurses in the state
  • Years of experience in developing treatment plans based on different parameters: scientific rationale, professional practice guidelines, and standards of care
  • Strong ability to work in a collaborative practice model
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding work environment
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Proficiency in computers (comfortable with both Windows and Mac; adept in using Practice Solutions’ Suite)
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish)

After reviewing my information, I am sure you will agree that I have all the skills, experience, and education required for the job. I hope you will provide me an opportunity for a one-to-one meeting, which will allow me to explain further how I can contribute to your hospital and am the right person for this job.”

Sample 3: “Nurse practitioner cover letters”

“January 5, 2022

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

74 Company Address

City, State, ZIP Code

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Dear [Mr./Ms./Mx.] [Hiring Manager’s Name],

As a recent MSN graduate from Florida State University with 2+ years of clinical experience in critical care and surgical units, and an FNP-C and PALS certifications, I’m excited to be applying for the Nurse Practitioner position at Truman Hospital.

Through my clinical experiences, I’ve developed expertise inpatient counseling, treatment planning, patient care, and interdisciplinary teamwork. While completing my MSN, I provided critical care for infants, and also cared for elderly patients, providing health assessments, reviewing and correcting treatment and medication plans, and providing emotional support when needed. 

Please consider the following snapshot of my key achievements thus far as a nurse:

Cared for 20+ infants in a Neonatal ICU, monitoring vital signs and providing life-sustaining nutrients and emotional support to parents

Created and prescribed treatment plans for 30+ elderly patients based off medical, medication, and illness history 

Praised by doctors for my ability with patients and their families, and was ranked top 10% for delivering an exceptional patient care 

With my academic and clinical nursing experience, and talent for excellent patient care, I believe I’m a great Nurse Practitioner candidate for Truman Hospital. I look forward to meeting with you and learning more about the hospital’s goals for this position. Thank you for your consideration and time.


[Your Name]”

Sample 4: “Nurse practitioner cover letters”

“Dear [hiring manager name],

Please accept this letter as my expressed interest in the nurse practitioner position at your institution. I believe that my education and the considerable variety of clinical medical experiences I have gained in previous clinical work makes me an ideal candidate for such a position at the organization.

In addition to my clinical experience throughout my career so far, I have practiced in an outpatient internal medicine clinic where I provided medical care to patients with multiple acute and chronic medical illnesses. I have previously worked at Bravo Health Inc. as a family nurse practitioner providing medical care to a large geriatric population with multiple medical problems. I have also worked at the Primary Care Clinic (out-patient family medicine clinic). During this volunteer practice, I managed a wide variety of acute and chronic medical problems. These experiences had greatly expanded my skills in providing primary and acute care to patients of all ages. In addition to my experiences as a nurse practitioner, I have worked as a registered nurse on different units including critical care, medical, geriatric, and psychiatric units for a total period of ten years.

The opportunity to work in similar clinical positions is appealing to me because it will allow me to continue to be diversified in the care and treatment of patients with multiple problems. I welcome the challenge to work in collaboration with physicians, other medical staff, patients and their families, and I am confident that I can make a valuable contribution to your department.

Attached to this cover letter is a copy of my resume which highlights my experiences and skills. Several letters of recommendations will also be available upon your request. I’m looking forward to hear from you in the near future. Please feel free to reach me anytime for any questions.”

Sample 5: “Nurse practitioner cover letters”

“Dear Mr. Frazier:

With more than 9 years of experience providing patient care and exceptional treatment, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume in response to your posting for a Nurse Practitioner. I am confident that my skills and background will allow me to greatly benefit your medical facility.

My expertise lies in providing exceptional patient service and compassionate care within various environments such as internal medicine, pediatrics, and acute care facilities. Adept at coordinating multiple medical services to ensure the highest level of quality care, I excel at diagnosing and treating diverse conditions, driving disease and illness prevention, and educating patients and family members to ensure optimal ongoing care.

Highlights of my experience include…

Spearheading a full range of nursing responsibilities, including patient histories and assessments, medication administration, testing, referrals, confidential records management, policy development, and general patient care and support.

Treating up to 35 patients in a 12-hours shift, treating ailments such as colds, flues, rashes, and sore throats.

Training and supervising high-performance nursing teams, leveraging excellent communication and leadership skills to create solid working relationships and improve overall patient care.

Collaborating with physicians and ancillary services to ensure appropriate patient services.

Holding a Master’s degree in Nursing as well as certification as a Registered Nurse.

With my vast knowledge and experience, I am well positioned to enhance patient care at Meadow Lane. I look forward to discussing this opportunity, along with my qualifications, with you soon. In the interim, thank you for your consideration.


Tanya T. Morgenstern”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of nurse practitioner cover letters

What should a nursing cover letter say?

  • Explain your relevant experience and qualifications without repeating what’s in your resume.
  • Highlight one-to-two relevant achievements with facts and data when possible.
  • Explain why you’d be a good fit for the company.

What are the requirements for a nurse practitioner?

Nurse Practitioner Skills

  • Clinical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethics and compassion
  • Decision-making
  • Bedside manners

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