Resume-Resources Discussion

Develop a current resume and create a formal cover letter for a position for which you would like to apply

An applicant’s professional history and qualifications are outlined in a resume. A cover letter is a way for the applicant to make a professional introduction to the hiring manager and demonstrate an interest in the company.

Develop a current resume and create a formal cover letter for a position for which you would like to apply. Create both the cover letter and resume using a professionally accepted format provided on the Resume-Resources website, located in the Topic Materials.

Include the following:

  1. Resume: Detail your overall education, credentials, and professional experience, such as licenses, earned degrees, certifications, professional experiences, previous positions held, membership in professional organizations, publications, and skills.
  2. Write a one-page double spaced introductory cover letter in which you explain your professional objectives, professional interests, and strengths as an applicant.
  3. Prior to submission, share your resume with a colleague and obtain feedback. Revise your resume as needed

While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Sample Resume

September 25, 2021

Daniel J. Smith

Hiring Manager, Chastain Park Memorial Hospital

Dear Dr. Smith

I am excited to write this letter applying for the position of a nursing officer at your institution. My name is Patience Odonkor Ocansey. I am a registered nurse with more than 14 years of experience and am currently enrolled for a nursing degree. I have worked in all areas in the nursing profession, such as maternity, ICU, HDU, paramedicine, MCH & FP, emergency department, psychiatry, and many other departments. 

I have gained knowledge and skills in all departments. I have more experience in psychiatry nursing, where I have worked for more than six years and five years as a charge, as reflected in my resume. Your institution’s reputation precedes you. I have heard a lot about you from a former classmate working with the institution, and I am excited to work with you.

I am an enthusiastic nurse who has been working hard and gaining experience in all nursing fields. I have been a nurse for over fourteen years now, working as a junior nurse and charge nurse.  I plan to join your hospital and bring my skills to the pool of professionals. From your company statistics, there are more nurses and other healthcare providers at the institution and a busier workplace environment conducive to skill polishing and professional development.

I also intend to offer my services to a bigger population as I advance in nursing education to take up more prominent roles in nursing practice. I intend to join an institution from which I can learn as I also contribute to the fund of knowledge.

I love research and have participated in many research studies which have contributed to current best practices. I have a lot of knowledge and skills in psychiatry nursing, and I love researching this area. My clients and supervisors are happy with and appreciate my work by awarding me the best nurse in 2019. 

I aspire to enhance my skills and knowledge and later pursue MSN as a Psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse specialist. Psychiatry nursing is an area of interest, and your institution has a well elaborate department and a better healthcare system in psychiatry. Your institution offers the best opportunity to develop professional objectives and interests, especially in psychiatry nursing.

In addition, I am well versed with current technology such as social media marketing and blogging which is integral in connecting the institution to society. I also head two saccos and two local groups. I was also appointed the pioneer of cultural diversity at my hospital and have worked in culturing culturally diverse relationships in the workplace. I shall be an added advantage to the company as I bring my skills to the pool and learn from the institution. Feel free to contact me anytime through the contacts attached to my resume if you need any information.

I look forward to an interview and, later, joining your great team of professionals.

Best Regards


Patience Odonkor Ocansey