Nurses, similar to doctors, are placed in a position of trust by the public. Maintaining that trust between a nurse and the public is important, as it shows integrity. One of the ways to achieve this is to have a professional email signature that shows that you are taking your job and your position of trust seriously. Some nurses and doctors like to put short disclaimers at the end of their email signature that says something like “Your privacy is important to us. We will treat all communication with you as strictly private”. This gives the patient more reason to trust you with their personal problems, and it can also help you retain your patient’s long-term. Check out some of our nurse email signature examples below.
What Should Be Included in a Nurses Email Signature?
- Full Name - You should use your full name, including your middle name. Don't use nicknames.
- Position - The position/title you hold at your company.
- Company - The name of your company.
- Qualifications (optional) - Any qualifications you may have, such as BSc, BEng, CPA etc. Adding qualifications to your email signature increases your credibility.
- Company Logo or Photo of Yourself - Make sure the company logo or your photo is good quality and not blurry. You should also ensure the images are compressed.
- Phone Numbers - Include your mobile/cell as well as your landline number. Use a click-to-call link for all phone numbers.
- Office Address - Include your office address, or multiple addresses if you have branches. Add a Google Maps link for your address.
- Website - If you have a website, including it in your email signature is a must! Add a hyperlink to it for easy access.
- Email Address (optional) - You should include your email address. However, this is optional as your email address is already available to the recipient if you are sending them an email.
- Social Media Icons (optional) - Linking to your social pages such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.
- Banner (optional) - This is the perfect opportunity to insert a banner and let your recipients know about an event or function you're having.
- Disclaimer (optional) - Disclaimers are almost never legally binding or enforceable. However, some companies still prefer to use them since they set a "standard" for the fair use of emails.