Nursing | Community Education Initiative

Boston Children's Hospital, 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

Tuesday November 6th - VOTING DAY CONFERENCE!

8am to 3pm, The Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA

Topics: Development and Trauma/ IEP's and 504's / Developing a Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) in Your School

Nursing contact hours pending, $150 registration fee, Purchase orders are accepted and can be sent to: (or faxed to 617-730-0591)

Group discount: For every 5 registered from a district the 6th registration is free.

Register through PayPal HERE

School Professional Development Programs

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 Sept/Oct, requests need to be into us by mid June

Wellness for School Nurses and Healthcare Providers

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!

Check out two Wellness programs in the evening lecture series, October 10th "Let's Declutter" and December 12th "Unleashing Your Creativity: Learning the Art of Meditation via Zentangle"

Seasons of the Soul coming soon....check back for more information!

Evening Lecture Series

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)



Tuesday October 30th 2018 In collaboration with the Plymouth Public School nurses: Wet Pants: Overactive Bladder and Other Toileting Issues in the School Age Child

4:30 to 7:00, 2.0 Nursing contact hours, $45 registration fee

Please note: This program is being held at Plymouth SOUTH High School, 490 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth MA. Register HERE via PayPal.

Tuesday March 26th through Friday March 29th, 2019: Seeking Success: Advanced Concepts in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Nursing conference. Registration will open late December/Early January.

Contact Information

For questions about programs, contact:

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

Heather Engholm, RN, BSN, MPH
Phone: 857-218-4333

For questions about payment and registration, contact:

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