To the DNP Admissions Committee at XXXX University,
My name is ____ MD, and I am a medical care provider at ____ Correctional Facility as I work for the ____ Department of Public Safety. I am happy to recommend my friend and colleague Nurse ____ to your distinguished program because I am convinced that a dedicated professional in the nursing profession like Nurse ____ deserves increased responsibility and advancement in our healthcare systems.
Nurse ____ assists me with the completion of all procedures and when I am on sick calls for offenders in need of immediate attention. I have worked in this position for the past seven years, and I can honestly say that among all the many fine nurses I have had the opportunity to work with, Nurse ____ is undoubtedly among the absolute best. It is her intense focus on her work, never losing her concentration, and heightened sense of responsibility and dedication to consistently achieve extraordinarily successful professional outcomes.
____ is deeply knowledgeable about patient care procedures and a highly effective communicator and team player—very task-oriented. We have worked together for the past three years at ____ Correctional Facility. When I arrive at work, Nurse ____ has all the correct charts and files for me to review for those offenders who need attention. I first discuss each case with Nurse ____ since she knows the general medical characteristics of all the inmates. Working with Nurse ____makes every aspect of my professional labor easier. When I lose Nurse ____, 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 your consideration of ____ for a position in your DNP Program, and I would be happy to provide further details as her professional reference.