Nursing recommendation letters are similar in many ways to other recommendation letters, but are distinguished by the types of strengths, skills and character traits highlighted. An admissions officer for a nursing program likely puts less emphasis on a candidate's hobbies or leisurely activities, so descriptions should relate directly to nursing and character traits that are important for nurses and nursing students.Know More
Before writing, think about the purpose of the letter. Consider how formal the letter should be, and establish a proper tone for the letter. These letters should almost never have a conversational tone, but there are certainly different levels of formality. Unless you know the person reading the letter, address the recipient as, "To whom it may concern" in the greeting.
Tell the reader who you are recommending for which position or program. Then give a brief summation of the reasons you are recommending the person.
Provide more details about what it is like to work or interact with the subject. List skills and other characteristics that pertain to the position. Avoid listing unrelated information, but remember that some personality traits or skills may be applicable, even if they are not explicitly related. Do not assume a non-nursing skill is not applicable to nursing; give it some thought.
Before concluding, write a paragraph that tells how you anticipate the subject's performance if accepted to the target program or position. For example: "I am confident that XX will be a perfect fit and has the skills to succeed in the YY position (or program)."
End the letter with a formal closing such as "Sincerely," or "Sincere thanks." If possible, be sure to include an actual signature, generally placed above a typed version of your name.
Information required for an application to a Bachelor of Nursing program varies by school and type of program, but generally includes demographic information about the student, academic records from high school, transcripts from previous college courses showing completion of prerequisites, letters of recommendation and test scores from standardized admission tests. Some transition and advanced standing programs may also require student health information and physical forms.Full Answer >
There are many different types of letters to the courts including a letter to the judge or clerk of court regarding a character reference, a deferral from jury duty, a hardship, an appeal for leniency, a debt summons or a recommendation. Letters to the court follow a specific format with strict adherence recommended by attorneys and expected by the courts and may vary by state, notes the Hancock County Government website. General guidelines and professional example formats are often available online from the specific state's judicial branch's website.Full Answer >
Depending on the school and program, the basic skills students need to have in order to pass a nursing assessment include demonstrating hand hygiene, performing oral care on a patient and bathing a patient. Students also need to demonstrate their knowledge of assisting with bedpans and urinals.Full Answer >
Examples of grading systems for nursing programs include the University of Missouri's system, which incorporates letter grading for assessing performance and achievements and satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading scale for elective courses in its undergraduate program. New York University’s system for the undergraduate program uses letter grades with numerical and grade point average equivalents. It requires each student to obtain a minimum pass grade C in a set of courses before advancing to the next level and a 2.0 collective GPA per semester.Full Answer >