Resigning from a job can be an emotional and challenging experience. In nursing, it is vital to ensure that the resignation letter you write is professional and kind. It’s essential to give your employer plenty of notice before leaving your job so they can begin looking for someone else to take your place. Here is some advice on how to write the perfect nurse resignation letter.
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How to Write a Resignation Letter for Nurses
Include Your Information & Contact Information
When writing any formal letter, you must include all your information at the top of the page. This should include your name, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, make sure to include the contact information of who you are sending this resignation letter and the date on which you wrote it.
State Your Intention Of Leaving & Date Of Departure
Be direct with your intention of leaving by clearly stating in your letter why you are resigning and when your last day will be. You must provide ample time for them to find another nurse or fill in for shifts while they look for someone else. Generally speaking, two weeks is standard but can vary depending on where you work, so check with human resources or your manager before deciding a date.
Express Gratitude & Offer Assistance During The Transition Period
You want to make sure that even though you are resigning, there aren’t any hard feelings between yourself and those at work, so make sure to express gratitude towards all those who have helped you along in your career thus far, whether that be managers, colleagues or patients themselves (if possible). Also, offer assistance during this transition period, such as helping train new nurses or assisting them with any paperwork or other tasks needed before leaving.
What Does a Nurse Resignation Letter Include
- Your contact information
- Recipient contact details
- Statement of your intention to resign
- Date of departure
- Acknowledgement of appreciation and gratitude to the employer
- Offer of assistance during the transition period
- A polite closing statement is thanking them for their time.
Nursing Resignation Letter Example
Below is the sample of a resignation letter for nurses. Feel free to use this as-is or customize it to fit your needs and situation.
Diana Geroge RN
1234 XYZ Street
City, PA 12345
April 11, 2019
Mr. Adam Smith
4256 Healthcare Lane
City, PA 12345
Dear (Employer Name),
This letter serves as my official two weeks’ notice that I will resign from (Company Name) on (date). I appreciate the opportunity I have had to work with such a fantastic team and the valuable knowledge, experience, and skills I have acquired here.
To make this transition easier for you and my colleagues, I am willing to help in any way necessary during these two weeks, including training new nurses or helping with any paperwork or tasks that need completing.
I wish you and (Hospital Facility Name) all the best in the future.
Writing a nurse resignation letter doesn’t have to be complicated! Make sure it includes all necessary information, including contact details and dates, clearly state why you are resigning, and offer assistance during the transition period if needed. This will help ensure both parties part ways amicably, ready for future opportunities! These tips should help guide Nurses through writing their professional resignation letters!
Mrs. Marie Brown has been a registered nurse for over 25 years. She began her nursing career at a Level I Trauma Center in downtown Chicago, Illinois. There she worked in the Emergency Department and on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. After several years, she moved to the Midwest and continued her nursing career in a critical care setting. For the last 10 years of her nursing career, Mrs. Brown worked as a flight nurse with an air ambulance service. During this time, she cared for patients throughout the United States.