Cover Letter

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Dear Sir/Madam,

RE: An application For the Position of Psychiatric Nurse

I am………………. I am writing to express a strong interest in securing a chance to work at your organization as a psychiatric nurse. I currently have an associate of science in nursing, a bachelor of science in the bible with a major in leadership, a degree in forensic psychology, and a master of science in nursing with an emphasis in health care informatics. I am currently on course to complete a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric mental health Nurse practitioner. I also have relevant experience which can be a catalyst for my success at your esteemed organization. I have an experience of over ten years working as a charge nurse at the Trenton Psychiatry Hospital, where one of my major roles has been to provide counseling and redirection to patients and ensure that they are safe. I also have leadership experience obtained from the position of acting associate pastor at the Trenton Tabernacle Assembly of God. In addition, I have also held relevant positions as a nurse over the years, such as night shift unit coordinator at St. Francis Medical Center, Travel nurse telemetry, and travel nurse in neurology. Therefore, I am convinced that my education and experience are a perfect match to the requirements of a psychiatric nurse in your organization. I believe that I am capable of handling the work pressure and work demands of your organization and aligning my activities and effort to help the organization achieve its mission, vision, and objectives. I am eagerly waiting to hear from you soon.


Yours faithfully







Business Phone Number

Email Address

Career Objectives

As an MSN-prepared nurse, I am passionate about the safety of the patients and ensuring that the patients are not only physically sound but also mentally and emotionally well. Therefore, I intend to use my skills obtained in training and experience to help set patients on their paths to recovery. I also aim to work in a demanding and changing care environment where my commitment, attention, and skills are needed for better patient outcomes related, especially those related to mental health.

Certifications and Licenses

ASN -2007



Education and Training


Walden University, Minneapolis                                                     2021-present

Post-Master’s Certificates-Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ, United States                              2017-2019

Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on healthcare Informatics

Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ, United States                              2019- 2020

Degree completion in forensic psychology

Philadelphia Bible University in Pennsylvania, United States    2008- 2010

Bachelor of Science in Bible with a major in leadership

Graduated in 2010, ordained in January 2011

Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, United States.             2002 -2007

Associated of Science in Nursing graduated in 2007


Professional Experience

Trenton Psychiatry Hospital, Trenton NJ,                                                     12/2013 to current

Position: Charge Nurse

  • Provide counseling and redirection to patients, maintain safety, and be proactive.
  • Use therapeutic techniques to de-escalate situations.
  • Carry out physician orders such as administering medication, monitoring for side effects, and delayed adverse reactions.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Write monthly and annual nursing evaluative notes.
  • Make the assignments for nurses, and nurses’ assistants, teach, monitor, and evaluate staff’s performances.
  • Assuming per diem supervisory position of a complex, monitor charge nurses and assistants, coordinate staffing.
  • Temporarily reassigned to infection prevention department doing covid-19 testing and ordering.

Travel nurse in Neurology                                       06/2012 – 12/2013

Aureus Medical Group, Allied Health Division

  • Monitor patients for seizure activities, monitor electrical brain waves, coordinate and update the neurosurgeon on patient status, and monitor post-neurological surgical procedures.


Travel Nurse Telemetry,                                                                                   09/2011- 06/2012

Nightingale Nursing Solutions LLC, Peabody MA

  • Monitor patient cardiac rhythm and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to plan, manage, and assess patient treatments in acute treatment, administer blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse reactions. Performed emergency medical, such asadvanced cardiac life support.

Saint Francis Medical Center,                                                     04/2007 – 12/2013

Position: Night Shift Unit Coordinator/Charge Nurse

  • Provide pre-and post-education to people going under cardiac catheterization, coronary bypass, and other types of surgeries. Manage patient three days post bypass surgery, monitor post catheterization and pacemaker. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluating, and nursing diagnosis, working with doctors and residents; made appropriate interventions by reading and interpreting EKG strips.
  • Established a safe environment by providing psychological and spiritual support to patients and families.
  • Coordinate RNs and CANs assignments to maintain a consistent workflow and safe environment.



Personal Philosophy Statement

My desire to practice as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner has been triggered by the experience I have had with patients fighting various mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression. Through my training and experience, I have come to realize that PMHN plays a critical role in the lives of these patients. Hence I believe that I should be competent, transparent, and sensitive to the patients to make them feel well taken care of. I also believe that I should help my patients to be equipped with strategies to overcome and manage obstacles that can negatively affect their well-being. As a psychiatric nurse, I also believe that I should apply a holistic approach that honors and respects the patient’s values and foster positive outcomes.

Personal Goals

Short term goals

  • To complete my Post-Master’s Certificates-Psychiatric Mental Health NP
  • To secure a job as a psychiatric nurse and apply the knowledge gained.

Long term goals

  • To be an established PMHNP capable of offering holistic care to the patients
  • To be a leading figure in the field of mental health through collaboration and leadership.



I am a compassionate Registered Nurse with eleven years of experience working to prevent illness and promote patients’ health and well-being, providing quality care to a wide variety of patients. Even though I am still not where I want to be, I am proud of myself since I have been making positive steps toward where I see myself in a few year time. I am cognizant of the fact that reaching the summit never comes easy. Therefore, I believe that I need more training, experience, and collaboration to achieve each of my long-term and short-term goals and career objectives. I also need to work on my glaring weakness to help me develop as an all-around professional who has the patients at heart and is willing to commit to efforts that promote well-being.