Applying A School Nurse Position


Dear Mr. Smith,

As a Licensed Registered Nurse with five years of related experience, including public school nursing, I have great interest in your opening for a School Nurse.

For the past two school years, I have been employed at Phelps Central School, providing routine and emergency health services to the staff and school population of 1000+ students. In addition, I gained experience in school nursing on a substitute basis with your district as well as Manchester-Shortsville.

In these roles, I have been able to apply and hone my generalist skills, most notably in assessment, emergency care, and health counseling. Notable accomplishments in my current position include

  • Completion of School Nurses Orientation Program.
  • Training in Section 504 regulations.
  • Automated External Defibrillator Training and Certification, as well as involvement in school policy development for defibrillator use and placement selection; I also manage the equipment maintenance program.
  • Management of student attendance using a custom software application.

As a lifelong resident of Canandaigua and parent of school-aged children, I have been actively involved in the community and the school for more than a decade. I believe this offers me a unique perspective and understanding—of the environment in which I would work, of the individuals receiving care and their families, and of the impact to our community.

A collaborative professional, I am both dedicated and visionary. I will use my clinical and personal skills in partnership with the administration to support the school’s mandate to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment for its students and employees.

It is my hope that we can meet to discuss your School Nurse opening and my background in greater detail. I will follow up this letter and resume with a call to your office but invite you to contact me anytime at 555-0000.

Thank you for your consideration and time.



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