In a two-part assignment, submitted in weeks 6 and 8, you will create a job portfolio that highlights your exemplary nursing career. In Week 6, you will focus on creating a cover letter and personal statement.
Planning for Professional Development Part 1 due this week:
Step 1 Create a cover letter for your portfolio.
Imagine that you are interviewing for a nurse manager position in your institution. Write a cover letter, containing at least two-paragraphs, explaining why you want to be a nurse manager and why you are the best candidate for the position.
Review how to prepare an effective cover letter There are many online resources to help you. You may find GCF Learn Free (Links to an external site.) particularly useful. You may use one of the following templates for your cover letter or develop one of your own.
– Cover letter 1
– Cover letter 2
Step 2 State your nursing beliefs.
Some employers ask you to include a personal statement. To complete this section, create a separate document with the following three main headings:
- Why I Became a Nurse
- My Nursing Philosophy
- For assistance in writing your philosophy, see Nursing Philosophy Examples (Links to an external site.) and refer to previous course work, particularly NUR300 Professional Issues in Nursing.
- My Vision for the Next Five to Ten Years
Each section should be at least one paragraph long.