Nurse Retirement Letter Samples

Below are sample nurse retirement letters. Even though it is an informal letter, it should be written with professionalism, and not have an overly casual tone. The letter should be written in business-letter style, and it may be acceptable to copy the letter to everyone via email, except the direct superior.

Sample 1 – Nurse Retirement Letter

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

May 25, 2019

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 inform you that I plan to retire from my position of Head Nurse from Lucky Hospital on 06/15/2019. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed our business relationship.

You were always very friendly as well as professional to me and I appreciate it very much. I worked hard to make your relationship with Lucky Hospital as smooth and easy as possible.

At our next meeting, I will introduce you to my replacement, Name of Replacement, and would like to ensure you that she will be vigilant to make the transition smooth.

I can be reached at (555) 940-3466 or at if you have any questions. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to facilitate the transition.


Sarah Smith RN
Head Nurse

Sample 2 – Nurse Retirement Letter

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

May 25, 2019

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,

I have proudly served Reston Hospital for more than 30 years. I am sorry to say that I have come to the point in my life where I must take my retirement. Thought I understand this is a bit earlier than anticipated, there are many things that have pushed me to make this decision.

My last day of work will be June 12, 2019. I find that this retirement is bittersweet, as I am excited to start a new chapter in my life but sad to end another one.

Reston Hospital has been one of the best hospitals I have ever worked for. Though I started out as a lowly nurse technician, I worked my way up into a supervisor’s position. I have found over the years that the hospital has always been good to their employees and made sure that we were taken care of financially.

When looking for a new supervisor to fill my position, please take into consideration the long hours and dedication this position takes.

The perfect person will be someone who has already had previous supervisory skills and is not afraid to face great stress and opposition. I would be willing to help in the hiring process and finding someone with Reston Hospital that can fill my shoes.

I once again want to express my gratitude for having such a great hospital to be a part of. I feel blessed beyond measure that I got to be a part of such a great team.


Nicole Cole
RN Supervisor

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