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
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    SAVE THE DATE!

    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!
    Please visit: http://ceiretell.lendboston.org

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING DAYS

    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!

    Stay tuned for more wellness opportunities in 2020!

    EVENING LECTURE SERIES / 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

    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)

    Dates/Topic:

    • 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 March 25, Constipation Management in School Aged Kids - Register HERE 
    • Wednesday April 29, Not Just Small Adults: An Overview of Pediatric Stroke - Register HERE
    • Wednesday May 13, Current Trends in Care for Gender Diverse Youth & Teens - Register HERE                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

    Tuesday March 24 through Friday March 27, 2020 - 20th Annual Seeking Success: Advanced Concepts in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Nursing Conference - Registration is open, click HERE for details.

    Thursday April 2, 2020 - Pediatric Allergy & Asthma Update Conference, The Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences, Waltham, MA -Register HERE

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    For questions about programs, contact:

    Stephanie Porter, MSN, RN
    Phone: 857-218-4333
    Email: stephanie.porter@childrens.harvard.edu

    Heather Engholm, RN, BSN, MPH
    Phone: 857-218-4331
    Email: heather.engholm@childrens.harvard.edu

    For questions about payment and registration, contact:

    Judi Naar
    Phone: 617-355-8431
    Fax: 617-730-0591
    Email: judi.naar@childrens.harvard.edu