If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
I couldn't contain my excitement when I came across the ICU Nurse position at Mayo Clinic. I vividly recall sitting in my college dorm room, watching a documentary about the world-class care provided by Mayo Clinic, and thinking, "That's where I want to work someday." Fast forward to today, and I still find myself dreaming of a career at a place that embodies excellence and innovation in patient care and personal growth for its professionals.
My journey towards becoming an ICU Nurse began when I had the opportunity to job-shadow my aunt, an ICU Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital. I was immediately drawn to the collaborative environment and dedication to patient care that I observed. So, when I saw the open ICU Nurse position at Mass General, it felt like coming full circle, and I am eager to join a team with a notable commitment to its patients and staff's well-being.
As a nurse with a strong background in pediatric ICU care, I was excited to see an opening for an ICU Nurse at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The opportunity to work with children and families facing serious health challenges has always been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling for me. I believe that St. Jude's unwavering focus on providing compassionate care and pioneering research aligns perfectly with my experience and passion for making a positive impact in the lives of my patients.
When I read about the ICU Nurse position at Cleveland Clinic, I immediately thought back to a conversation I had with a mentor of mine, who couldn't speak highly enough about her experience working in the ICU at Cleveland Clinic. Her stories about the support and camaraderie among the staff and the hospital's commitment to quality care left a lasting impression on me and made me eager to be part of an organization that values teamwork and patient care.
Discovering the ICU Nurse opening at New York-Presbyterian Hospital felt like a sign, as just a few weeks ago, I was attending a nursing conference where I had the pleasure of listening to a New York-Presbyterian nurse present on evidence-based practices in the ICU. I was highly impressed by the hospital's dedication to advancing the nursing profession and the opportunity to be part of such an innovative team feels like the perfect next step in my career.