Nurse Retirement Letter [Free Samples]

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The Nurse Retirement Letter informs a medical office or hospital that you are leaving your position. Depending on the support staff, you should try to give the medical office or hospital as much time as they need to adjust to the loss. 

In most healthcare settings, a 6 to 8 week period is advised. During the notice period leading up to your departure, you will almost certainly be expected to train your replacement.

Sample 1 - Nurse Retirement Letter

Sarah Smith RN
Head Nurse
234 Crayon Drive
Berkeley, CA, 94704

May 25, 2022

Dr. Sandy Shore
Hospital Administrator
Lucky Hospital
123 Healthcare Ave.
Berkeley, CA, 94705

RE: To inform of my impending retirement from Lucky Hospital

Dear Sandy:

This letter is to tell you that on June 15, 2022, I intend to retire from my position as Head Nurse at Lucky Hospital. 

I’d want to use this opportunity to express my appreciation for our professional partnership. 

You were always really kind and professional to me, which I greatly appreciate. I worked very hard to make your experience with Lucky Hospital as pleasant as possible.

I’ll introduce you to my replacement, [Name of Replacement], at our next meeting, and tell you that she’ll work hard to guarantee a smooth transition. 

Please contact me at [(555) 940-3466] or [] if you have any questions. If there is anything I can do to help with the transition, please let me know.


Sarah Smith RN
Head Nurse

Sample 2 - Nurse Retirement Letter

Nicole Cole
RN Supervisor
234 Yellow Candle Lane
Reston, CA, 947612

May 25, 2022

Reston Hospital
7800 Silver Blvd.
Reston, CA, 947614
Attn: Karen Brown – HR Department

RE: To inform of my impending retirement from Reston Hospital

Dear Karen,

For for over 30 years, I have happily served Reston Hospital. I regret to inform you that I have reached the point in my life where I must retire. 

This is, as far as I can tell, a little early than expected. There are a number of factors that have influenced my decision.

The 12th of June, 2022, will be my last day of employment. This retirement is bittersweet for me since I am happy to begin a new chapter in my life yet sorry to see another one come to an end. 

One of the best hospitals I’ve ever worked for was Reston Hospital. Despite starting out as a poor nurse technician, I worked my way up to become a supervisor.

Over the years, I’ve noticed that the hospital has always treated its staff well and ensured that we were financially taken care of. Please consider the lengthy hours and effort this role requires when seeking for a new supervisor to fill my position.

The ideal candidate will have past supervisory experience and be unafraid of dealing with high levels of stress and opposition. I would be willing to assist in the hiring process and the search for a replacement at Reston Hospital.

I’d like to convey my gratitude one more for being a part of such a wonderful facility. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been a part of such a fantastic team.


Nicole Cole
RN Supervisor

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