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 , often serving as the frontline liaison between patients’ families and our multidisciplinary team of physicians. We employ licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), who are new or experienced in individual, family and community care. Nurses support nearly all of our departments in our mission to improve the physical and emotional health of children. We’re proud to have earned Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Considered the gold standard in nursing excellence, Magnet designation recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Presently only 7% percent of hospitals nationally have earned this designation, including just 6 others in Connecticut. Browse Open Positions Meet Our Nurses Find out what it’s like working as a nurse at Connecticut Children’s from four members of our incredible team. Courtney Conlan, RN: NICU and Critical Care Transport Diana Orellana, RN: Med-Surg Nursing Emma Krogman, RN: PICU 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 Professional Development Connecticut Children’s is an Approved Provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurse Planners collaborate to develop high quality nursing professional development opportunities.