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


  • Each session held LIVE via Zoom, $40 per session, 2.0 nursing contact hours/2.0 PDPs each session awarded upon completion of evaluation
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Purchase orders are accepted and must be emailed to along with nurse’s name and email address
  • All zoom access and handouts will be emailed out to all registered attendees the day before each program.

11/11/20 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

11/19/20 - Understanding Anxiety and Depression in school age children during the Pandemic

12/10 - Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Adolescents

1/12/21 - Obesity, Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery in School Aged Children and Adolescents

1/26/21 - Chronic Pain in Children

2/9/21 - Optimized Medical Care at the Dept. of Youth Services: Collaborating Case Management and Trauma Informed Care

3/10/21 - Supporting the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: Gender Reassignment Surgery, HPV and STI prevention, and Gender 101 for Schools

3/11/21 - Celiac Disease - FREE OF CHARGE

4/6/21- Management of Eating Disorders in Schools

5/5/21 - Concussions/Head Injuries

5/13/21 - Creating a Vision Board (1.5 hr only)

5/18/21 - Pediatric and Adolescent Headaches

5/20/21 - Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction in the School Setting (rescheduled from 3/25/21)

Thank you for another successful school year! Please see below for these courses that are now available on line.  Have a wonderful summer!

AVAILABLE NOW! Please click HERE to go to website.



All of the health assessments listed below were recorded and are available online.  

Please visit us HERE to register.

Bundle pricing is still available (10 for $200) please reach out to 

Judi Naar for information on how to enroll with the special pricing.



Session I - COVID-19 Overview for School Nurses: What We Know Now:

Watch recording HERE (password to access is: 2s^1VrDW)

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDPs offered)

Session II - How to Protect Yourself and Others: PPE and Infection Control in Schools:

Watch recording HERE (password may be needed: 7Q8ai+X0 )

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDPs offered)

Session III - Caring for High Risk Students in the Time of COVID-19

Watch recording HERE (NO passcode needed)

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDP's offered)

Session IV - Self-Care and Supporting Others During the Era of COVID-19

Watch recording HERE (NO passcode needed)

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (1.5 PDP's offered)

How to Create Your Own Virtual Nurses Office

Watch recording HERE

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the online evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDP's offered)



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
Please visit:


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.

  • Tenga en cuenta: 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 during the 2021-2022 school year!



  • 2021 BCH Pediatric Diabetes Update: Collaborating for Success in Diabetes Management                                                                                                                                                 November 3rd, 10th and 17th from 4pm to 6pm (EST) via zoom platform more information to come, stay tuned!


Boston Children's Hospital "Think First Boston" National Injury prevention program info HERE and teen info HERE


For questions about programs, contact:

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

Heather Engholm, RN, BSN, MPH
Teléfono: +1 857-218-4331
Correo electrónico:

For questions about payment and registration, contact:

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