SHIELD’s workshops focus on emerging trends and best practices in school health. From entry level courses that meet MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) licensure requirements to advanced practice topics, these workshops are designed for all school health professionals seeking to advance their practice.
Nurse Leader Programs
These networking meetings and programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of school nurse leaders. Attendance is required of all Essential School Health Services (ESHS) district nurse leaders. All school nurse leaders in Massachusetts are encouraged to attend.
Essential School Health Services (ESHS) Regional Consultants sponsor quarterly meetings for all school nurse leaders in their regions. These meetings provide networking and consultation opportunities in areas such as leadership development, policies, emergency preparedness, and the role of the school nurse leader. Click on your region to learn when these programs will be offered in your area.
School Health Services at the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) is committed to ensuring that students have access to high quality school health services that meet accepted standards. MDPH sponsors a number of initiatives designed to ensure the continued advancement and quality of school nurse practice. These meetings are open only to approved team members participating in these initiatives.