LVN Cover Letter Examples of 2022

Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), also known as licensed practical nurses (LPNs), are valued for their skills in healthcare collaboration, prioritization, and attentive patient support. But how to translate these broad strengths into a specific and compelling cover letter for your job search?

The following guide can help you home in on the best details for your LVN cover letter. Below are three cover letter examples and three strategies that make them successful.

LVN Cover Letters

Example #1
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Example #1

Example #2
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Example #2

Example #3
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Example #3

LVN Text-Only Cover Letters

Years of Experience
  • Example #1 #1
  • Example #2 #2
  • Example #3 #3

Amar Singh
123 Santa Maria, San Francisco, CA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mr. Tyrone Jackson
Hiring Manager
EFG Hospital
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]

Dear Mr. Jackson:

Over the past year at ABC Regional Hospital, I’ve been praised in all four quarterly reviews for my excellent care of patients with diabetes, COPD, and other chronic diseases. I would love to bring that same level of care to your advertised LVN position.

I’m drawn to your description of the role as “an extra set of eyes and ears” for nursing staff. This is the kind of close collaboration I’ve enjoyed in my career, having thrived in three main LVN functions:

  • Promptly identify and escalate health issues, with high vigilance. Actively communicate with RNs about patient problems including, high blood pressure, temperature out of range, and mental status of the baseline
  • Maintain the utmost diligence administering medications to patients under direction of my supervising RN
  • True patient advocate recognized for delivering top-quality care and maintaining kind, courteous communications with individuals and their families

I’m excited about continuing to build these skills at your hospital. Please reach out to me by the number or email address above. I look forward to discussing the LVN role with you more soon. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,
Amar Singh

Allison Rosenberg
123 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mr. Caleb Morris
Hiring Manager
XYZ Hospital
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]

Dear Mr. Morris:

As an LVN at a regional hospital, I’ve achieved zero medication errors and a 97 percent scan rate during my three years. I am interested in delivering the same level of care at your hospital.

Your job posting intrigued me, especially the statement that the LVN must “truly understand and achieve accuracy in medication administration.” I have an excellent safety record based on my diligence in confirming the correct route and dosage for every medication I’m assigned to provide. My background and strengths include:

  • Thorough experience working with and under direction of RNs to conduct essential healthcare procedures such as starting IVs, taking vital signs, and inserting NG tubes
  • Expertly manage workflow and prioritize many delegated tasks in a fast-paced healthcare setting. Praised for always keeping a clear view of the most important next step in patient care
  • Pinpoint and escalate new health issues and changes, adding to the RN’s overall insight on the patient and provider’s grasp of necessary changes in prescriptions

This is just a sample of the nursing skills I offer. I look forward to potentially telling you more about how I can help your organization, and I am available to talk at your convenience.

Sincerely,
Allison Rosenberg

Cameron Malfara
123 Windermere Rd., Seattle, WA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Ms. Cynthia Roberts
Hiring Manager
LMN Nursing Home
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]

Dear Ms. Roberts:

During my eight years of experience as an LVN at a local nursing home, I’ve consistently earned high marks for safely administering medications and helping residents carry out their activities of daily living. I’m very interested in the chance to continue this vital work at your facility.

I’m especially intrigued by your comment on the job posting that the role is very collaborative. Teamwork has been a key focus of my career thus far. Nothing motivates me more than working together with other LVNs to improve geriatric patients’ quality of life. Additionally, my healthcare work has been marked by these three highlights:

  • Took an advanced role providing detailed instructions to clients and their families on maintaining mobility and daily physical activity
  • Built positive relationships with the facility’s CNA staff by clarifying their list of both delegated and non-delegated duties
  • Praised for effectively de-escalating situations and redirecting patients with dementia and other behavioral issues

This is just a sample of my contributions to date. The enclosed resume contains a complete overview of my work experience. I look forward to hearing from you and possibly learning more about this opportunity soon. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Cameron Malfara

LVN Cover Letter Tips

Below are three tips you should follow in working on your cover letter, along with examples to show them in action:

1. Highlight your related experience

LVNs work in a variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities to doctors’ offices. What environments have you worked in, and does that align with the place you’re applying to? If so, point that out from the get-go on your cover letter. Doing so will help distinguish your application from other candidates with less related experience.

Example:

Dear Mr. Morris:

As an LVN at a regional hospital, I’ve achieved zero medication errors and a 97 percent scan rate during my three years. I am interested in delivering the same level of care at your hospital.

2. Pinpoint your top skills

LVNs are often valued for their skills in collaboration, prioritization, and alertness to health changes. If one or more of these skills overlap with your background, highlight them on your cover letter. Often, they make for strong bullet points, as in the examples on this page.

3. Use action verbs to make them stand out

But once you’ve determined a skill you want to highlight, it isn’t enough to state it as a noun phrase, “Strong collaboration skills,” or adjective, “I’m very collaborative”. For the point to work on your cover letter, you need to first switch it to a verb (“I collaborate”). When you do this, often, the verb form will naturally pose new questions that are useful for you to answer. In this case, with whom do you collaborate? And to what end? By spelling out these answers, you can develop a much stronger, more specific new line for your cover letter.

Example:

Teamwork has been a key focus of my career thus far — nothing motivates me more than working together with other LVNs to improve geriatric patients’ quality of life.

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