Medical Care and Comprehensive Support for Gender Expansive Youth

November 8, 2022

What does comprehensive support look like for gender-expansive youth in a school setting?

The course will enhance school nurse skill and knowledge in the care and holistic support of transgender students. Nurses who complete the training will be better prepared to deliver quality nursing care and coordination to transgender and serve as advocates in their school communities.  

Target Audience

School health professionals seeking to learn about transgender health and gender expansive comprehensive support

Learning Objectives

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  1. Have a foundational awareness of transgender, their needs, and how historical and current societal/political climate impact their health and well-being.
  2. Reflect on and demonstrate a knowledge of the core components of gender-affirming medical and holistic health care. 
  3. Acquire familiarity with federal and state policies supporting transgender and gender diverse youth and their medical care
  4. Discuss insurance concerns for providing care to trans youth with a focus on MassHealth coverage of medical gender affirmation. 
  5. Identify strategies to apply best practice approaches and advocacy in delivering quality gender-affirming care in the school health clinic and have knowledge of available resources for supporting students and families
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 ANCC
  • 4.25 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2022 - 10:00am EST
Event ends: 
11/08/2022 - 2:30pm EST

This training will be divided into two sessions:



Introductions and Welcome

10 mins

Introduction to Gender Identity

15 mins

Session 1

  • General Overview of Affirming Healthcare for elementary, middle, and high school populations in MA
  • Considerations for Gender Diverse in school-based settings
  • Q&A

50 mins

Lunch Break

30 mins

Session 2 (Advocacy)

  • Trans Health Law and Policy In Massachusetts
  • Advocating for Transgender & Non-Binary Students
  • Strategies for creating a more inclusive environment
  • Q&A

2 hours


United States

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed. 

In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors, and anyone who may be in control of content has been mitigated.

No faculty has any financial relationships to disclose.

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.


Boston University School of Medicine designates this live material 4.25 contact hours, none of which are eligible for pharmacology credit. 


SHIELD is a DESE-approved provider for PDPs. PDP certificates are issued for programs/series lasting 10 or more hours on a topic. CNE certificates are also issued for eligible courses. Learners may use CNE certificates toward PDPs.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 ANCC
  • 4.25 Participation


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We are offering a discount for groups of 5 or more registering. Please email BU SHIELD if you would like to receive this discount.