Well RxConnecticut, I think in clinical you start with one patient. New England tech is big on paperwork and they have this packet of assessments that you do on your patient. I don't know if you start out giving meds. Almost all schools of nursing start their first clinical with basic patient care (CNA stuff). I guess if you really needed to work, I would suggest working the weekend alternative option as a student nurse tech or CNA which would allow for flexibility for work. Or since your program is in the evening (sweet! This is what I did in school), you may have time to work during the day, but I wouldn't advise that you get locked into something without knowing first how the program will be. You have to make the program the most important thing in your life if you want to be successful, as I understand that the instructors at NEtech, at least in New Britain, are pretty tough.
Anyway, you can expect to make between $18-29/hr depending on the facility and the hours. You tend to make more if you work Baylor. After a year you can work agency and make at least $30 an hour. The settings are mainly in LTC, but some hospitals in Ct will hire LPNs (like UCONN, and MMH)
Again, much luck to you in your endeavors