Nursing Careers at Connecticut Children’s Connecticut Children’s offers a rewarding pediatric nursing environment where skilled nurses care exclusively for children of all ages. Nurses are part of almost every patient’s experience at Connecticut Children’s, often serving as the frontline liaison between patients’ families and our multidisciplinary team of physicians. Connecticut Children’s employs licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), who are new or experienced in individual, family and community care. Connecticut Children’s nurses support nearly all of our departments in our mission to improve the physical and emotional health of children. Search/Browse Open Positions Why Join Connecticut Children’s We offer competitive compensation, with a full spectrum of benefits available to enrich the professional and personal lives of our committed staff. Connecticut Children’s offers career advancement opportunities for nurses, including lifelong learning courses, Master of Science degree scholarship, continuing education credit, and nursing research. Learn more about our culture and benefits > Nursing Student Placement Connecticut Children’s is affiliated with a long list of national colleges and universities with which we coordinate student clinical placement within the medical center. Learn more about our student placements > Nursing Orientation Nurses joining each of our departments participate in an orientation program. Programs vary in duration, intensity, material covered and next steps, depending on the department the new nurse will be joining. In general, orientation includes a full-day hospital orientation, department-specific training, and then a validation period during which new staff members demonstrate clinical competencies by providing supervised care. Upon demonstration of clinical competencies, new nurses gradually become more independent and start to take on a clinical caseload in a supportive team environment. Nursing Contact Hours Connecticut Children’s is an approved provider of continuing nursing education contact hours. We strictly adhere to the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on accreditation criteria to ensure educational activities presented meet the specified standards. Nurses may apply for contact hours, which will be eligible upon successful completion of the approved activities according to ANCC guidelines.