Round out your job application with a professional cover letter. We have plenty of info about cover letters and how to write your own, but if you are specifically looking to work as a Nurse Case Manager, you’ve come to the right place.
As a case manager, hiring managers will want to hear personal stories about how you’ve helped people. In your interview, have a great example in mind.
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- Nurse Case Manager Cover Letter (Image)
- Nurse Case Manager Cover Letter (Text Format)
- 5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
Nurse Case Manager Cover Letter (Image)
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Nurse Case Manager Cover Letter (Text Format)
142 Durham Blvd.
Cambridge, NY, 94301 United States
March 21, 2017
Hiring Manager’s Name
341 Company Address
Cambridge, NY, 94301
Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
My name is Joanne Wilson, and I am a certified Nurse Case Manager with 7+ years of experience working with and assisting patients suffering from long-term illnesses and diseases. While I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Teresa St. John Hospital, I would like to apply for the Patient Navigator position at Sunnyvale Clinic.
During my tenure at Teresa St. John Hospital and Bluebird Clinic, I helped patients that suffered from complex chronic illnesses by arranging their medical care plans. This required extensive research, planning, and foresight to ensure my patients received the best care possible. To provide a more in-depth look of my work experience, I’ve included three accomplishments from my resume below:
- Plan for the successful discharge of patients with complex and chronic illnesses like congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and dementia
- Reduced emergency services costs by 10% by reducing medically unnecessary admissions, length of patient stays, and readmissions
- Arrange primary care, hospice care, medical equipment for discharges to home care, or coordinate transitions to Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facilities
Sunnyvale Clinic’s emphasis on providing the most affordable care plans to their patients is admirable. I believe putting the patient’s needs first should be the top priority of any healthcare institution. This attention to their well-being resonates strongly with me, and I would gladly contribute to this end as Sunnyvale’s new nurse case manager.
The prospect of working at Sunnyvale Clinic is thrilling, and I would like to schedule a time to interview as soon as possible. Please contact me at [Phone] or via Email at [Email] so we can arrange a suitable time. Thank you for your time and consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.
5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
1. Start off Strong: In your introduction, you should include your name, experience, and intent. While you don’t need to be overly specific, briefly mentioning what kind of experience you have is important. For example, this applicant worked with “patients suffering from long-term illnesses” for 7+ years. This information will grab the nurse recruiter’s attention.
2. Talk About Yourself: In your second paragraph, explain what you’ve done in your previous or current roles that makes you an asset. Elaborate on your achievements, and be clear about what diseases, illnesses, etc. you are specialized in.
Elaborate on your achievements, and be clear about what diseases, illnesses, etc. you are specialized in.
3. Include Detailed Work Experience: Using a bullet point list, list three noteworthy achievements from your Professional Experience section of your resume. This will help convince nurse recruiters that you are the right fit, and it will make your cover letter stand out from the rest.
4. Brag About Their Hospital: Working in the medical and healthcare industries is tough; congratulate them for their efforts, and mention how you can contribute or why you want to work there.
5. End with Your Details: Be sure to conclude your cover letter with your contact details, mention that you’re thrilled at the prospect of working there, and ask to set up an interview as soon as possible.
Academic Cover Letters
When you're applying for a faculty position with a college or university, the cover letter is your first chance to make a strong impression as a promising researcher and teacher. Below you'll find some strategies for presenting your qualifications effectively in an academic context.
Distinctions between Academic and Business Cover Letters
A cover letter for an academic job has a function similar to one for a business job, but the content differs significantly in quantity and kind. While the general advice for business cover letters—such as tailoring your letter for the specific job and selling your strengths—still applies, a cover letter for an academic position should be long enough to highlight in some detail your accomplishments during your graduate education in research, teaching, departmental service, and so on. The typical letter is thus usually one and a half to two pages long, but not more than two—roughly five to eight paragraphs.
The First Paragraph
In the opening of your letter you need to convey some basic information, such as what specific position you are applying for (using the title given in the job notice) and where you learned of the opening. Since a cover letter is a kind of persuasive writing (persuading a hiring committee to include you on a list of candidates for further review), the first paragraph of your letter should also make the initial claim as to why you are a strong candidate for the position.
Tailoring for Your Audience
In an academic context knowing your audience means reading the job notice carefully and knowing the type of institution to which you are applying. Most graduate students have studied a broad range of material within their discipline before specializing in a narrow field for the dissertation project. Since it is rare to find a job notice specifying your exact qualifications, you need to emphasize those aspects of your graduate training that seem particularly relevant to the position advertised.
- Job notice: If you've written a political science dissertation on populism in early twentieth-century US national politics, you probably won't respond to a notice seeking a specialist in international politics during the Cold War. But you may wish to apply for a position teaching twentieth-century US political parties and movements. In this case you would want to stress the relevance of your dissertation to the broad context of twentieth-century US politics, even though the study focuses narrowly on the pre-World War I period. You might also highlight courses taken, presentations given, or other evidence of your expertise that corresponds to the job notice.
- Type of institution: Often the job notice will provide a brief description of the college or university, indicating such factors as size, ownership (public, private), affiliation (religious, nonsectarian), geography (urban, suburban, rural), and so on. These factors will influence the kind of information emphasized in your letter. For example, for a job at a small liberal arts college that focuses on undergraduate teaching, you would emphasize your teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy early in the letter before mentioning your dissertation. On the other hand, for a job at a large research university you would provide at least one detailed paragraph describing your dissertation early in the letter, even indicating your plans for future research, before mentioning your teaching and other experience.
If you're still working on your dissertation, you should mention somewhere in the letter when you expect to be awarded the Ph.D., even being as specific as to mention how many chapters have been completed and accepted, how many are in draft version, and what your schedule for completion is. Last-paragraph tips include the following:
- Mention your contact information, including a phone number where you can be reached if you will be away during a holiday break.
- If you will be attending an upcoming major professional conference in your field, such as the MLA convention for language and literature professionals, indicate that you will be available for an interview there. Be sure to mention that you are available for telephone or campus-visit interviews as well.
- If you have some special connection to the school, type of institution, or region, such as having attended the school as an undergraduate or having grown up in the area, you may wish to mention that information briefly at some point.
- Mention your willingness to forward upon request additional materials such as writing samples, teaching evaluations, and letters of recommendation.
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