Sample Recommendation Letters for Nurses

Thinking of writing a recommendation letter for a healthcare position? Think hard! Writing recommendation letters for sensitive positions needs much deliberation and precision because of the nature of work involved. Since recommendation letters are all about providing positive feedback to an employee so that he or she can have a good chance at gaining a position. However, it is important to provide true information so as to ward off any responsibility that may come your way in the event of an adverse situation regarding an employee.

When you begin writing a recommendation letter for a nurse for instance, you need to make sure that you highlight her ability to handle direct patient care and other technicalities associated with nursing work. A recommendation letter for this position will also include mention of the nurse’s ability to be sensitive, compassionate and understanding.

The sample recommendation letter for a nurse below will provide you with an idea of how one is written.


Sample Recommendation Letter for Nurses


June 8, 2014


To Whom It May Concern

I would like to recommend Anna Arendale for the position of a nurse at TriHealth. I have been Anna’s supervisor since October 2013 and have had the pleasure to see her grow as a nursing professional over the months.

Anna is well liked by the patients of Northwestern Healthcare due to her pleasant personality and compassionate nature. Even though her personal relationship with the staff and patients is much talked about, it is actually her professionalism and ethics that has brought her to the position that she is at presently. Anna has taken “bedside patient care” to new heights by fully employing her knowledge and expertise and is a popular individual amongst her peers. During the time that she has spent at Northwestern Healthcare she has shown her diligence in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care plans and has often suggested changes in health plans following positive observation.

A few of Anna’s core abilities include:

• Knowledge of providing clinical intervention to meet patients’ needs
• Able to document nursing procedures and assuring safety of patients under her care
• Adept at performing ongoing assessments of assigned patients
• Capable of implementing appropriate actions to meet patients’ needs

In whatever capacity Anna decides to work, she will be nothing less than an asset. Through her work, it is obvious that she has taken her training seriously and is passionate about her work. If there is anything else that you would like to know about Anna’s work, please do not hesitate to call me at (888) 888-8888.



Felicity Cameron
(Nurse Manager)
Northwestern Healthcare
528 Some New Ave
San Diego, CA 65987


Nurse Recommendation Letter – Sample 2

June 8, 2014

To Whom It May Concern

I am very pleased to recommend Martha Holden for nursing position at St. Louis Hospital Hamilton. As her supervisor for three years I have watched this young woman develop both professionally and personally into a mature individual ready in every way to care patients.

Martha Holden worked with ABC Nursing Home for more than five years. During her tenure, I was very enthralled with her ability in dealing with patients of different ages and backgrounds. She possess all kinds of necessary skills, qualifications and knowledge that is anticipated of every nurse.

She is bright, tolerant, good listener, has a pleasing individuality and above all is a person of honesty. I want to mention her caring nature which has been the reason she achieved lots of appreciations from patients during her work with us.

Bright, dedicated and skilled, Martha Holden my unequivocal recommendation. She is ready and fully prepared to assume the duties of staff nurse at your hospital.



Amanda Wrigley
Senior Superintendent
ABC Nursing Home
Hamilton, ON S9C 3C7

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