LVN Cover Letter Writing Tips and Sample

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Written by Ayana Dunn, BSN, RN Content Writer, IntelyCare
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A resume shows off your work experience, but an LVN cover letter is your chance to show what makes you human rather than just a collection of facts. A cover letter gives future employers a better idea of how you interact with patients and coworkers. If you’re wondering how to write a memorable cover letter or are looking for some writing tips, check out our advice below.

The term licensed vocational nurse (LVN) is interchangeable with licensed practical nurse (LPN). The only difference is that LVN is used in California and Texas, while all other states use the term LPN. Predictions indicate that the demand for LVNs will remain the same over the next decade, but you can still expect plenty of competition when searching for jobs.

To help set your application apart, make sure your LVN cover letter is customized for each facility to which you apply. Show that you’ve done your research by adding details, such as how the facility’s specialty relates to your career goals. This makes your cover letter memorable.

Highlight how you would benefit the facility. For example, your cover letter can show your employers how you will communicate with patients effectively and manage conflicts.

Check out our sample cover letter for LVN job seekers:

LVN Cover Letter Example

Jackson McBride, RN | 555-555-5555
678 Thorn Drive
Aston, PA 19192

Linh Nguyen, MSN
Hope’s Crossing | 555-555-5555
777 Rocky Run Ave.
Mooseville, PA 19883


Dear Ms. Nguyen,

I am writing in regard to your licensed vocational nurse position at Hope’s Crossing. I am a conscientious and gentle individual who upholds the health and safety of my patients. Hope’s Crossing has a wonderful reputation, and I would be delighted to provide my services to your residents. My ample experience and attention to detail make me a great fit for this role.

I worked at Fairfax Nursing Home as an LVN caring for 20 elderly patients. I performed my nursing duties with care, supporting patients and families however I could. For example, I shared information about extra resources regarding self-care and emotional health. In addition, I promptly communicated patient changes and requests to coworkers and administrators.

At Gilcrest Adult Day Care, I monitored and assisted at least 15 patients each day. I communicated updates about patient changes, and made sure they were engaged with daily activities. I educated patients and families regarding how the facility’s services benefit their physical and mental health.

I appreciate your time and look forward to speaking with you soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.


Jackson McBride, RN

LVN Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an LVN is $48,070 per year, and the workplaces with the highest levels of employment specialize in geriatrics.

Make Yourself Shine Through Your LVN Cover Letter

Now that you know how to write a strong cover letter, you’re ready to take important steps toward securing your dream job. Ready to get started? Search for LVN jobs on IntelyCare to find one that aligns with your priorities and fits your needs.