Cover letter for RPN (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an RPN(registered practical nurse).”

Samples of RPN(registered practical nurse) cover letters

To get a practical nurse position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a practical nurse 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: “Registered practical nurse cover letter”

“Jamya Patrick

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Cimini,

I am writing to apply for the Licensed Practical Nurse position with Company Name. I am a recent graduate of Company Name with an Associate’s degree in nursing. In my coursework and clinical experience I learned the fundamentals of nursing care sanitation anatomy medicine dispensing and more.

I have passed the state boards and am certified to perform as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am thorough and organized with an attention to detail and I have excellent communication skills in both written and oral formats. Most of all I possess superior people skills and am able to calm patients and show them genuine compassion. I have been told by nursing supervisors and patients alike that my bedside manner is wonderful. I take pride in that and would love to bring my qualities of care and professionalism to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Company Name.

Though I am new to the profession I have no doubt that you will find my references and skills to be impeccable and that I am a well-qualified Licensed Practical Nurse candidate. Please do not hesitate to reach out by phone or email to schedule an interview at a time that is convenient for you. Thank you for your time.


Jamya Patrick”

Sample 2: “Registered practical nurse cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Halley,

I am applying for the position of Practical Nurse with Trilogy Health Services and I hope that you will consider me one of the top applicants for this job.

I have experience taking vitals, assessing the condition of patients and preparing them to be seen by the doctor. Once diagnosed, I can explain to patients their condition, talk to them about the medications prescribed and explain follow up procedures. I can also answer any questions they have about their condition or the medications the doctor prescribes.

I have a great bedside manner and I can help patients take care of their personal needs when they are not able to do it on their own. I have the ability to monitor patients closely and to alert the physician on duty when their condition changes.

I understand the risks of dealing with patients with certain diseases and medical conditions and I know all of the proper procedures to follow to avoid contaminating others or myself. I always follow safety protocol and I have the mental and physical abilities to handle working in this type of environment.

I am licensed and available for any shift your facility needs. The attached resume includes all of my skills, training and experience that are relevant to this position and I hope to meet with you soon to discuss the particulars of this job in person. I welcome the opportunity to work in a well-established facility such as yours.

Please call (555)-555-5555 to set up a meeting where we can discuss this position in more detail.


Harvey Swindle

Harvey Swindle

Resume Attached as MS Word Document”

Sample 3: “Registered practical nurse cover letter”

“Dear Mr. Price,

From my youth I have wanted to work in the medical field. When I saw your job opening for a licensed practical nurse I knew it was the position for me. With my strong background in nursing and knowledge of medical treatments, I believe I am the best person for the job.

Your job listing states that you need people who are capable of adapting and providing personalized care to every patient. I have three years of experience doing just that at a nursing home in Riverside. Every guest had different needs. Some were very easy to treat while others required specialized treatment. I believe there is no one-size-fits-all solution to providing essential medical care, and I am more than willing to work with doctors to ensure patients get the treatment they need in a way that is comfortable for them.

My work experience has added to my textbook knowledge. I have gained hands-on training and am completely comfortable administering injections and inserting catheters. My experience with these tasks means that I am capable of treating patients independently without always needing a physician nearby. This allows others to accomplish their specific responsibilities and ultimately leads to a more productive work environment.

I am fully licensed to work in the state of California and can begin working immediately. Thank you for your time and consideration. I would love to speak with you further about my qualifications in an interview setting.”

Sample 4: “Registered practical nurse cover letter”

“October 12, 2022

Mrs. Heather Spencer

Nurse Manager

Essentia Health

8036 Northeast Road

Atlanta, GA 85858

Dear Mrs. Spencer:

As a compassionate and highly experienced nursing professional, I am eager to contribute to the nursing department of Essentia Health in the role of Practical Nurse.

Throughout my professional career, my objective has always been focused on taking the load off of a busy patient unit. From ensuring that patients’ hygiene needs are met to administering IVs and medications, I have been trained to handle them all. I am very talented in:

Observing, assessing, monitoring, and documenting patient symptoms, reactions, and progress.

Administering medications

Performing medical procedures

Educating patients and families about nutrition, self-care, medication management, and infection prevention

I always remain on my toes in monitoring patients, which is the main reason I receiveed high praise from nurse managers.

In order to discuss my talents and answer any questions that you may have regarding my qualifications, I will call you soon. Please feel free to call me at (000) 124-7454.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Janet Lawson”

Sample 5: “Registered practical nurse cover letter”

“October 12, 2022

Mr. John Doe

Senior Manager

Houston Rehabilitation Center

2222 Sample Road

Houston, TX 65111

Dear Mr. Doe:

After reading your job posting for a Licensed Practical Nurse in detail, I decided to apply for this job because your job description closely complements my career goals, experience, and skills.

I have a successful track record of assisting doctors and registered nurses in specialized medical and minor surgical procedures. Taking vital signs, managing prescribed medications, calculating dosages, and performing emergency procedures are my areas of expertise. Besides nursing tasks, I am able to educate patients and families, answer and forward telephone calls, and schedule medical appointments.

My ability to develop good relationships with patients and a genuine interest in the well-being of those under my care would allow me to make a significant contribution to the well-being of your patients. My enclosed resume details my specific qualifications and skills that are required by Houston Rehabilitation Center.

As an experienced Practical Nurse, I’d like to speak with you to discuss this in detail. Please feel free to call me at (000) 999-9009 to set up an interview at the time of your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Sara Chris, L.P.N

Enc: Resume”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of RPN(registered practical nurse) cover letters

What should a nursing cover letter say?

A nursing cover letter should contain the following:

  • Explain your relevant experience and qualifications. 
  • Highlight one-to-two relevant achievements with facts and data when possible. 
  • Explain why you’d be a good fit for the company. 

How do I start a nursing cover letter?

  • Include the title of the position you’re applying to. 
  • State the position you are applying for. 
  • Next, articulate why you are interested in the job.
  • Show your overall excitement to obtain this role.

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