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


We are filling fast, sign up to save your spot!

Wednesday August 14th and Thursday August 15th, 2019 - Pediatric Health Assessment: Summer School for School Nurses and Healthcare Providers.

Registration fee: $215, Group Discounts available for groups of 5 or more, please contact: for more information.  Purchase orders are accepted and must be on file before August 7th, 2019.  They can be faxed to 617-730-0591 or emailed directly to:  All handouts for this program will be sent electronically via a secure email with a link to access.  IF you do not receive the handouts prior to the conference please contact us to verify that you have been registered successfully.  Thank you!

The Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences, 404 Wyman Ave., Waltham, MA 02453. 

Click here for flyer with mail in registration or pay now with Paypal. Register early to save your spot!

Exciting Opportunity!

Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate program - starting May 2019.  Early bird registration will still be honored if you are interested, 10% discounted rate.  

Questions can be directed to:

Click on the flyer below for more information!


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 - Vaping, etc...
  • Tuesday November 19th, 2019 - Autism
  • Wednesday December 11, 2019 - To be determined

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 - More info to come!

Información de contacto

For questions about programs, contact:

Stephanie Porter, MSN, RN
Teléfono: +1 857-218-4333
Correo electrónico:

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

For questions about payment and registration, contact:

Judi Naar
Teléfono: +1 617-355-8431
Fax: +1 617-730-0591
Correo electrónico: