School Nursing in MA: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!

(FREE) Fall Virtual Zoom Event

Join the Public Health Museum, MA School Nurse Organization (MSNO), and MA Department of Public Health (DPH) for an exploration of the history of school nursing on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 7PM.

Sample Vision Tool List (new!)

 A new sample vision, equipment, and supplies tool is available now!

 Additional screening resources, guidelines, checklists, and more can be found on our resources page.

Purchase Orders Now Available!

We are offering purchase orders for all our SHIELD courses affiliated with a cost.


To complete this request, please select "Shield invoice" in the payment method section at course check-out (see picture below).  

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Who should take the SBIRT in Schools course?

  • Nurses seeking licensure as a school nurse (SBIRT is one of four mandated trainings)
  • Any school health professional (nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists) performing screening
    • Experienced screeners who have previously taken this course do not need to retake this course.
    • Please note that this training is not intended for paraprofessionals.
  • Anyone seeking a refresher in SBIRT skills
  • NOTE: This course has 1 hour of pre-work before the Zoom session.

► Note: SBIRT screening tools have been updated to include tobacco and nicotine and are detailed in the SBIRT in Schools Resource Toolkit (revised 8-30-21). Additional tools are provided in the SBIRT Screening Resources section.

► New Optional Course! Health professionals interested in learning more about how to discuss the use of nicotine, tobacco, and vaping with their students may be interested in taking the OPTIONAL CRAFFT+N - Talking with Students about Nicotine, Tobacco and Vaping course

Self-Paced Courses Available!

 For the most up-to-date self-paced courses available in SHIELD and other training websites, please go here.

BinaxNOW™ Training for School Health Professionals

 We have transitioned this training to be self-paced only. You can complete this course here. 


Please note that this training is NOT required to begin testingThese resources can be used to train others and yourself (also shared during the BinaxNOW training). 

Recordings are available!

  The following recordings are available from various live sessions offered this year:

Email BU SHIELD with any questions.

SHIELD News & Updates

Welcome to the new SHIELD learning management system that offers more CME/CE learning opportunities, expanded credit types, easy-to-use navigation, and auto-generated certificates.  Click on the "Login" button at the top right of this website and create your account.

Note: your email and transcript up to May 24, 2021, from has already been imported into this new system and is ready for you to access.


The PDF below provides instructions on maneuvering this new site:


FY23 Calendar

The FY23 SHIELD Calendar is available! Please note that dates and times are subject to change and this calendar will be constantly updated.

FY23 SHIELD Calendar

(NEW!) SHIELD Courses Available

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BU CME Homepage

Looking for the BU CME homepage? You can find it here! Boston University's CME office contains courses including those with ACCNE accrediation. 

ANCC Accreditation Certification

Boston University School of Medicine, Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Organizations accredited with distinction have completed a review without any progress report requirement. The ANCC awards the “distinction” designation generally for only the top 10% of performers.

Accreditation with Distinction through November 2024.
Accreditation Provider Number: P0235

For more information, please visit: ANCC Accreditation Program.


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

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