Nursing | Community Education Initiative

Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Medicine Patient Services is committed to increasing education in pediatric issues to community providers who care for them.

The following programs provide a comprehensive update of current trends and nursing/medical management of the pediatric population by Boston Children's Hospital specialists.

These programs are intended for:

  • School nurses
  • Educators
  • Community Healthcare Providers
  • Families
  • Students

August 12 and 13, 2020

2020 Pediatric Health Assessment:

Summer School for School Nurses & Health Care Providers – More information on the program to come.  Stay tuned...

RETELL FOR SCHOOL NURSES – 3  courses available!
  • Helping Families at the Crossroads of Limited English Proficiency and Low Health Literacy
  • Refugee Trauma & Resilience
  • Identifying & Supporting Students Who Are Homeless
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Please take a moment to look over our Professional Development Program information. If you are looking to hold a program with us next year we would love to start planning now! Program Information HERE! We are able to offer ZOOM lectures as well as part of your professional development. 

* Please note: If you want the months of September/October, requests need to be into us by mid-June


The Community Education Initiative is always looking to offer wellness programming for school nurses and community healthcare providers. This is an opportunity for renewal and to refresh your energies as a school nurse-for yourself and your students, colleagues and family!

We will provide an opportunity for you to learn new ways of incorporating balance in your life and the lives of others. Refresh your energy, renew your spirit, gain a new awareness and leave with a sense of relaxation. Come with an open heart and the intention to learn something new!

Stay tuned for more wellness opportunities in 2020!


**The last 5 CEI lectures of the school year will be held via the Zoom platform!

These 5 lectures are live sessions. Please click on the links next to each lecture to register for each program separately. You must register with your name and email address to have Zoom access sent to you (automated email) and you must pay the registration fee before 2pm on the day of each lecture. The link to pay for the course will be in your automated confirmation email. If payment is not received by that time you will be removed from Zoom access. Do not forward your Zoom links as they are unique to your personal registration.

Each lecture is $40 and you will receive 2.0 nursing contact hours after completion of evaluation tool.

Where: Boston Children's Hospital @ Waltham; Deveber Conference Room (unless noted otherwise)

Limited space (49 max) - register early!

Time: NEW! 4pm to 6:30pm (dinner 4 to 4:30, lecture 4:30 to 6:30)

Cost: $65 per session (Children's Hospital Staff/SPN Members $35)


  • Wednesday, May 13 - Current Trends in Care for Gender Diverse Youth & Teens - Register HERE ($40 via ZOOM)     
  • Wednesday, May 20 - Cystic Fibrosis Update - Register HERE ($40 via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, May 26 - Caring for the Student with Type I Diabetes - Register HERE ($40 via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, May 27 - Dermatology Assessment in Children - Register HERE ($40 via Zoom)
  • Thursday, May 28 - Diabetes Technology: Pumps, CGMs & More - Register HERE ($40 via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -Adolescent Substance Use: What You Need to Know (Highlighting Marijuana and Vaping Use)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Autism Spectrum Disorders: What You Need to Know
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Using Singing Bowls & Crystals to Support Nursing 
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Supporting the Child with Cerebral Palsy in the School Setting
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Identifying and Supporting  Students Who Are Homeless
  • Wednesday, April 22 - Constipation Management in School Aged Kids
  • Wednesday, April 29 - Not Just Small Adults: An Overview of Pediatric Stroke


For questions about programs, contact:

Stephanie Porter, MSN, RN
Phone: 857-218-4333

Heather Engholm, RN, BSN, MPH
Phone: 857-218-4331

For questions about payment and registration, contact:

Judi Naar
Phone: 617-355-8431
Fax: 617-730-0591