To the DNP Admissions Committee at XXXX University,
My name is XXXX MD and I am a medical care provider at XXXX Correctional Facility as I work for the XXXX Department of Public Safety. I am very pleased to recommend my friend and colleague Nurse XXXX to your distinguished program because I am convinced that a dedicated professional in the nursing profession like Nurse XXXX deserves increased responsibility and advancement in our health care systems.
Nurse XXXX assists me with the completion of all procedures and also when I am on sick call for offenders in need of immediate attention. I have been working in this position for the past 7 years and I can honestly say that among all the many fine nurses with which I have had the opportunity to work, Nurse XXXX is certainly among the very best. I think it is principally her intense focus on her work, never losing her concentration, combined with her heightened sense of responsibility and her dedication to always achieving highly successful professional outcomes.
XXXX is very knowledgeable about patient care procedures and an extremely effective communication and team player—very task oriented. We have now worked together for the past 3 years at XXXX Correctional Facility. When I arrive at work Nurse XXXX has all of the correct charts and files ready for me to review of those offenders who are in need of attention. The first thing that I do is discuss each case with Nurse XXXX since she knows the general medical characteristics of all of the inmates to which I am assigned. Working with Nurse XXXX makes every aspect of my professional assignment much easier. When I lose Nurse XXXX as I surely will, she will be sorely missed. My days will be longer and I will have to work harder at staying organized and on top of things, when she is no longer here to assist me.
I appreciate our consideration of XXXX for a position in your doctoral program and I would be happy to provide further detail as her professional reference.
XXXX Department of Public Safety