The resignation procedure might be lengthy or not – it depends on the position and the company in question. If you are resigning from a CNA (certified nursing assistant) position, you will have to think of the responsibility attached to it. Once you have figured out the logistics of your position, you can think of what to write in a resignation letter.
Your resignation letter should chart out the following:
• Your reason for resigning from your CNA position
• Handing over your responsibilities to the CNA who will replace you
• Notice period during which you will hand over your work
• Positive words for the hospital or clinic you are resigning from
• Reference letter request
A resignation letter must be politely written – even if you have decided to leave your CNA position because you are at loggerheads with your nurse manager, do not mention it. While lying in a resignation letter is not recommended, we suggest that you mask the truth a bit so that you do not leave a bad impression behind.
The following resignation letter sample is written specifically for a CNA. Have a look!
March 13, 2015
Ms. Sandy Dole
89 Bale Avenue
Bohemia, NY 62543
Dear Mrs. Dole:
Please accept this letter as formal resignation from my position as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Hospital Connections. As my nursing agreement charts out, I am providing a 4 weeks’ notice of my intention to leave. April 13, 2015 will be my last at work.
I had worked very hard to obtain a CNA position with Hospital Connections and this job was nothing short of a dream job. However, circumstances have led me to move to New York City where my ailing mother lives. Since I am the only sibling living within the state of New York, I do not have a choice but to make this lateral move.
Everything that I know about nursing, I owe to you as you have been my supervisor since the day I joined the hospital. Here, I have learned the magic of healing, a concept that many commercial hospitals do not teach their staff. I am indebted to you for the countless hours you spent helping me manage my patients and in providing me with valuable information regarding hospital care and medication.
Please let me know who you would like me to hand over my patients to so that I can slowly begin the process. I would appreciate it if you would write a recommendation letter for me before I leave. At the moment, I do not intend to work but a recommendation letter will help me secure a position in New York City if I do end up finding a position.
Thank you for your mentorship. I hope we get to work together again.