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OR Nursing Fellow

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Hartford HealthCare Corp.


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
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The intent of this Fellowship is to help increase the career interest and foster the professional development of potential Operating Room Nurses. This program is devoted to the role of the operating room nurse and designed to provide students with a foundational didactic and practical learning experience. The Fellowship will enhance the student’s education through direct observation of patient care and exposure to intra-operative nursing responsibilities.  Opportunities to attend relevant internal educational programs and meetings with staff members at Hartford Healthcare hospitals will provide additional learning experiences for the nursing student.

Program Scope: 
The fellowship program includes a comprehensive scope of practice utilizing observational and hands-on learning experiences. It consists of a combination of formal online instruction, instructor facilitated mock scenario validations, on-unit nursing practices, and shadow days with neighboring departments. The program’s objectives pertain to the fundamentals of Operating Room nursing with the goal of setting up a foundational framework to transition the nursing student, once graduated, into an Operating Room Nurse. Working together with the Nurse Educators, Perioperative Services and OR nurse preceptors; the students will gain exposure to:

1. Foundations of the perioperative nursing practice

2. Key elements of the professional role of the perioperative nurse

3. Assessment in the perioperative setting

4. Ethics related to nursing practice and patient care in the perioperative setting

5. Patient education

6. Quality, Safety and Risk management 

7. Methods and practices to control and prevent infection in the perioperative setting.

Research Experience: 
The student fellow will be guided in a basic research project related to operating room nursing. The responsibilities of the nursing fellow in relation to the research experience include; choice in research topic, comprehensive literature review, investigative work, and poster creation.  The research experience within the fellowship program culminates with a presentation of the research poster to the Fellowship group, OR instructors, faculty and nursing team.

Program Schedule: 
The program will span eight (8) weeks in length, beginning June 5, 2023and will be conducted at Hartford Health Care sites. Following successful completion of the program, candidates will be offered per diem, Student Nurse Tech assignments. The student will be assigned to one of the following sites:

  • Backus Hospital
  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Midstate Medical Center
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Windham Hospital          


  • Nursing student entering their Senior Year 
  • High level of interest in Operating Room Nursing
  • Elevated communication and organizational skills
  • Transcripts (3.2 GPA requirement)
  • Two letters of recommendation (One from a clinical instructor)
  • Essay describing interest in operating room nursing (750 word limit)
  • Application must be submitted by January 6, 2023 to be considered

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