Nursing Student Placements Connecticut Children’s is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the extraordinary care of pediatric patients. We are excited to have collaborated with several local nursing schools to provide the best possible pediatric nursing learning experiences. We are excited that you have decided to complete part of your nursing education with Connecticut Children’s. Pediatric nursing is an exciting and ever-changing field. At Connecticut Children’s we are dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of children through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy. Our goal is to make children in Connecticut the healthiest in the country. Instructor-Led Clinical Groups Traditional instructor-led experience involves an instructor bringing a group of students to a clinical unit in a hospital for learning. Students have the opportunities within our medical-surgical units and ambulatory clinic settings. All requests for Clinical Group placement must be submitted by an academic partner’s Placement Coordinator through myClinicalExchange. We do not accept requests directly from students. Capstone Placements Capstone placements are limited to senior-level students; these students are paired with a Connecticut Children’s team member (also called a preceptor) in the student’s area of interest. There are a limited number of placements available in any given semester over a variety of settings within the organization. All requests for Capstone Placement must be submitted by an academic partner’s Placement Coordinator through myClinicalExchange. Fall Request (experiences occurring between August 15 and December 31) Spring Request(for experiences occurring between January 1 and May 15) Summer Request(for experiences occurring between May 15 and August 15) Acceptance of requests will be made through myClinicalExchange.