ECHN's Student Nurse Summer Internship Program Receives Grant

Jun 27, 2011 -  MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT – Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) was awarded a grant for its Student Nurse Summer Internship Program from the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF). The grant of $8,000 provides assistance for the 10-week program that promotes the success and retention of new graduates in their first staff-level positions.

In its ninth year, ECHN will host four students from the University of Connecticut. The nursing students will intern at both ECHN hospitals, Manchester Memorial and Rockville General.

To date, the Student Nurse Summer Internship Program has received grants and awards totaling $36,000 since 2003, with CWEALF providing $28,400 of the support. “We are truly grateful for CWEALF’s support of our program over the years,” says Rosanna Colangelo, MS, RN, CNE, Clinical Faculty, Eastern Connecticut Health Network/University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

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