Example of a Resignation Letter for Nurses
Drafting a resignation letter for a nursing job can be very difficult and many times nurses are not sure where to begin. Below is an example of a nurse resignation letter. As a nurse, the goal of a resignation letter is to not burn bridges when you resign but to create and maintain goodwill. You always want to be able to come back even if you think you never will.
Resignation Letter for Nurses-Example Template
June 1, 2007
Dear [Name of manager/Supervisor]
I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as a behavioral/psychiatric-health nurse at _________ Hospital effective June 15, 2007.
Thank you for the opportunity that you have given me these past few years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have worked for ________Hospital. I am grateful for the experiences gained and the positive impact it will have on me moving forward as a healthcare provider.
Based on the example above you want the resignation letter to be as concise and to the point as possible. Do not play the blame game. Even if you are leaving because of a toxic environment, blaming the employer does nothing but harbor ill will. Since you are leaving anyway it will come off as you didn't care enough to stay and try to make changes. Focus on positive aspects of your job.
Make sure your immediate nursing supervisor/s (depending on position) receives a copy of the resignation letter along with your human resource department. It is recommended that you give your nursing supervisor the resignation letter first then human resource or you could risk human resource notifying your supervisor before you do. Notice also that the date at the top is the date you give out the notice and your effective resignation date is at least two weeks from that. In the body of the letter make sure you show gratitude for the opportunity you had working with the organization.
If you decide to send a resignation letter via email instead of a hard copy similar principles apply. Send it to the same people, and you can use similar formatting for the email body. For the subject of the email make sure it is something that makes it clear what is in the email, for example, “John Doe- Notice of Resignation.” The subject should be clear so that the receiver is alerted to the importance of the email.
Lastly, make sure to proofread! Have someone other than yourself place a fresh set of eyes on it to identify misspelled words as well as a negative tone. Again, your goal writing the resignation letter for your nursing job should always be to leave as gracefully as possible. You never know when other nursing, provider or support staff will be seen again!
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Do you want to know how to resign from your nursing job the right way? Check out 5 Important Tips For Quitting Your Nursing Job.