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


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 back for new opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year.

Evening Lecture Series 2019/2020

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 23rd, 2019 -Adolescent Substance Use: What You Need to Know (Highlighting Marijuana and Vaping Use) Register NOW
  • Tuesday November 19th, 2019 - Autism Spectrum Disorders: What You Need to Know Register NOW
  • Wednesday December 11, 2019 - Using Singing Bowls & Crystals to Support Nursing 

Fall registration will open at the end of August.   2020 Dates/Topics to be determined


Save the Date! Pediatric Diabetes Update: Collaborating for Success in Diabetes Management conference - Wednesday November 13th, 2019 -REGISTER NOW!

Contact Information

For questions about programs, contact:

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

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

For questions about payment and registration, contact:

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