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Correctional Managed Health Care Department of Correction Summer Nursing Student Opportunity

UCONN nursing students who have completed a clinical placement during their junior year in a CT Department of Correction facility have the opportunity to apply for a paid nursing “internship” summer position. This position will run from May through August and is for 24-32 hours/week (pending approval hours from CMHC). Positions are at multiple DOC facilities throughout CT.

UCONN nursing student applicants will contact Dr. Denise Panosky, Associate Clinical Professor in the UCONN School of Nursing at Students will be asked to provide a resume and 3 letters of reference. Dr. Panosky will notify the nursing supervisors of potential applicants and forward resumes and reference letters.Final selection of students rests with the CMHC Nursing Supervisors and HSAs.

Goals for this summer placement are:

  • To offer an opportunity to enhance correctional nursing experience through a summer position while providing staffing to CMHC;
  • To provide clinical care to patient inmates, and support to nursing staff, under guidance with preceptor and staff supervision;
  • To complete a clinical project identified in collaboration with facility nursing and staff; and
  • To benefit to CMHC nursing staff to assist in activities such as medication administration, conducting sick call, infirmary care, etc., and be considered part of nursing staffing.

This effort between UCONN School of Nursing and CMHC is an example of our collaboration and partnership to support correctional nursing practice.