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 – Registration will open in June!

RETELL FOR SCHOOL NURSES – 2 New courses available!
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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!

* — 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 3 CEI lectures of the school year will be held via the Zoom platform! Please click on the links next to each lecture to register for a program. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive a link to pay for the course via PayPal. 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, October 23, 2019 -Adolescent Substance Use: What You Need to Know (Highlighting Marijuana and Vaping Use) Register NOW
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Autism Spectrum Disorders: What You Need to Know Register NOW
  • 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 - Register HERE
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Identifying and Supporting  Students Who Are Homeless - Register HERE
  • Wednesday, April 22 - Constipation Management in School Aged Kids - Register HERE ($40 via ZOOM)
  • Wednesday, April 29 - Not Just Small Adults: An Overview of Pediatric Stroke - Register HERE ($40 via ZOOM)
  • Wednesday, May 13 - Current Trends in Care for Gender Diverse Youth & Teens - Register HERE ($40 via ZOOM)                                                                                                                                                                                                           
FREE LECTURE: On April 15 from 10am to 12pm, Elizabeth Klements, MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, AE-C, Asthma Clinical Practice Specialist at BCH will be doing a "Common Childhood Conditions" Zoom presentation. We will still offer 2.0 nursing contact hours for those who attend the session and complete an evaluation tool upon it's completion. Please click HERE to sign up!


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