Student Nurse (All Locations)


Recruitment #230209-8190VR-RP


Are you a nursing student looking to get paid while you learn?
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Look no further! Find out about nursing internships available for you at our State of Connecticut agencies and how to start this adventure!

We are currently accepting applications for individuals to join our teams. We are seeking dedicated and compassionate future nurses to support our Agencies across the State, improving the well-being for those who need us most. Build one application for Student Nurse positions to apply to internship opportunities at our Connecticut state agencies.


  • Diverse Environments - Work in environments, and with populations that you can only work with, when working with a Government Agency
  • Boost Your Work Experience - Student Nurses assist our nursing teams. As an employee for no more than 1,040 hours, and assist with patients; while you attend your nursing program.
  • Our Staff Love Us - Being a nurse with us opens the door to limitless opportunities, professional development, and comradery.
  • We are a Forbes Top Company - 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benegits, and Flexible Schedule

For an Inside Look: Check out the video below to see testimonials from our Nurses:


  • Department of Children and Families (DCF) - E. Windsor, Middletown
  • Department of Corrections (DOC) - Bridgeport, Brooklyn, Cheshire, E. Lyme, Enfield, Hartford, Montville, New Haven, Newtown, Somers, Suffield
  • Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - Cheshire, Danbury, E. Hartford, New Haven, Newington, Norwalk, Norwich, Putnam, Southbury, Stratford, Torrington, Wallingford, Waterbury, Windham
  • Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) - Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, Norwich, Old Saybrook, Stamford, Torrington, W. Haven, Waterbury
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) - Rocky Hill
Work among the most outstanding healthcare professionals whose treatment goals developed for clients are striven to help individuals; learn in the workplace and from contemporary practices that affect today’s society; participate in ongoing education and training activities; learn while getting paid and apply your skills and experience to improve client’s self-worth.

We welcome you to be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals and assist our clients/patients so they can achieve success. You will experience a chance to make a difference in the public sector as well as Make an ImpaCT as a Student Nurse for the State of Connecticut. We encourage you to apply today.

Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.


In a state agency, this class is used as a structured development program designed for pre-licensure nursing students to provide basic entry level nursing care to promote, maintain, and restore the health of patients and clients. This class is intended for individuals who are active in an accredited nursing program, and who have met that program’s requirement for participating in onsite clinical training.


  • Receives training on implementing, evaluating and documenting care of patients adhering to hospital and care center policies and standards of professional nursing practice;
  • Consistently demonstrates the mission, vision, values, and guiding principles of the state agency;
  • Assists with making rounds and giving direct care;
  • Confers with nurses and physicians on other shifts regarding condition of patients/clients;
  • Assesses patients/clients medical psychosocial needs;
  • Works collaboratively with members of an interdisciplinary team in planning direct care;
  • Educates patients/clients and their families towards an awareness and understanding of health and illness;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing;
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • cultivate and maintain positive relationships;
    • organize, time set priorities, and manage workload.


Positions in this class will be used for training purposes. They will be limited to students currently enrolled and attending an accredited school of nursing.


  • Incumbents in this class must be CPR certified.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully maintain an F Endorsement for transportation purposes.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/clients; may have exposure to disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients/clients.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.