Dear learners:

We hope that you and your families are healthy and managing well during this difficult time.

Some of you may be concerned about meeting mandated requirements for school nurse licenses or medication administration registrations. Please know that, in collaboration with MDPH, the SHIELD team is hard at work to ensure all nurses can complete their requirements. It will take some time to move courses on line, so we ask for your understanding and patience during this transition. We will post updates on this page, so check back regularly.

With warm regards and wishes for good health,


Notice regarding live workshops:

Per Governor Baker's Guidance, the upcoming MDPH/BU SHIELD In-Person Meetings are CANCELLED:

NO meetings/conferences/classes on:

  • March 11, 2020 Foundations of School Nurse Practice - Day 2, Westborough MA
  • March 17, 2020 SCHENA at DoubleTree, Westborough MA
  • March 24, 2020 SBIRT at John Carver Inn, Plymouth MA
  • March 26, 2020 School Health Screening Training at DoubleTree, Westborough MA
  • April 9, 2020 Medication Administration in Schools, John Carver Inn, Plymouth MA

There will be NO Spring Regional Meetings:

  • March 27, 2020 Central at Assabet Valley Collaborative, Marlboro, MA
  • March 30, 2020 Southeast at Conant Community Health Center, Bridgewater, MA
  • April 1, 2020 West at Shriners Hospital for Children, Springfield, MA
  • April 3, 2020 Northeast at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA
  • April 8, 2020 Boston/MetroWest at Assabet Valley Collaborative, Marlboro, MA

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Attention: The Quarterly Nurse Leader Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th has been cancelled due to the weather. The program has been rescheduled to Monday, April 13, 2020 in Westborough and is currently scheduled to happen. This may change as the situation progresses. We will keep you informed.

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Advancing School Health Practice to Meet the Needs of Diverse, Multi-cultural Students

SHIELD provides training that fulfills DESE certification requirements, discusses emerging trends, shares best practices, and addresses the complex physical, behavioral, and psycho-social health issues facing school-aged children.

In addition, SHIELD also offers continuing nursing education (CNE) and continuing medical education (CME) credit, curated resources, and leader development for
comprehensive school health programs.

SHIELD Weather Cancellation Policy
If hazardous winter weather is predicted for the day of a program, a status message (confirmation or cancellation) will be posted here by 3pm on the day prior to the meeting. Please refer to the SHIELD homepage first before calling/emailing the office. Thank you!

Prior registrations will automatically role over to the new date, if you are unable to attend the new date please contact us.

If the town where the training is scheduled to be held cancels school that day because of the weather, the program that day will be canceled. If the school district has a delay because of weather, the program will be held as scheduled. If you have any questions or concerns about this please call 617-358-5005 or e-mail

SHIELD is a collaboration among the Boston University School of Public Health Activist Lab, the Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.