Stephanie Porter, MSN, RN

St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing

B.S.N., Framingham State College
M.S.N., Northeastern University

stephanie porter

Stephanie Porter, MSN, RN has a multifocused nursing practice. She provides diverse training experiences to multidisciplinary staff through a nursing faculty role for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders program at the Institute for Community Inclusion at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her training extends beyond the hospital walls into the community as the Program/Project Coordinator within the Medicine Patient Services Department. She facilitates training programs for schools and community providers in topics related to mental health, clinical practice and wellness/stress management. Stephanie is nationally known for her work with children supported by medical technology. She is the regional coordinator of a Title V program, MASSTART, funded through the MA Dept. of Public Health supporting school teams, families and children with special health care needs to attend their community schools.

Stephanie is trained as a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner and is certified in Holistic Stress Management. Stephanie teaches the theory and practical application techniques in mind, body and spirit. She has lectured on Calming and Coping Strategies and Self-care strategies both locally and nationally for school nurses, families and children. She has published a number of articles and book chapters and is the lead author of Supporting Students with Special Health Care Needs: Guidelines and Procedures for School. Third Edition. Ms. Porter has co-authored Calming and Coping Strategies for the School Nurses New Year and Calming and Coping Strategies for the School Nurses Environment. She also authored two guides as part of the Healthy and Ready to Work Initiative, one for families the other for health care providers entitled Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities. In 2018, Stephanie was awarded the Allen C. Crocker award by the Boston Children’s Hospital Developmental Medicine Department for her excellence, dedication and advocacy in working with children with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

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