Foundations of School Nursing Practice

This blended workshop will consist of 2 online modules followed by two exciting and interactive in-person days followed by 1 online module. The course introduces the laws, regulations and guidelines that affect professional school nursing practice. Key topics relevant to school nursing, such as emergency preparedness, infectious disease management, managing chronic diseases, and addressing behavioral health, are discussed. This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to be licensed as a School Nurse.

- October 21-22, 2019
- March 10-11, 2020

Registration fee:
$180 (paid for during registration for the live, in-person portion of the course)

Steps to Complete Course

Step 1: Complete Online Lessons 1 & 2
Complete online lessons 1 & 2 on the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC) website:

(NOTE: If you have never visited the NEPHTC site you will need to create an account before completing the modules)

Step 2: Register for In-Person Portion of the Course (Pay $180 Fee During This Step)
Register for and attend the in-person, two-day class by following the instructions at the end of lesson 2 on the NEPHTC site.

NOTE: You are required to complete online lessons 1 and 2 before registering for the in-person portion of the program.

The next dates for the live portion of the Foundations of School Nursing Practice workshops will be:
October 21 - 22, 2019: DoubleTree Hotel, Westborough MA
March 10 - 11, 2020: DoubleTree Hotel, Westborough MA

Step 3: Complete Online Lesson 3 and Evaluation
Complete online lesson 3 and fill out the course evaluation by following the instructions given at the end of the in-person class.

Step 4: Claim Credit
After completing the evaluation you will be given instructions on how to claim credit on the BUCME/CNE website. Once you have claimed credit you may access your certificate anytime by going to, logging into your account and clicking on the word, transcript, in the upper right hand corner of the page.