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Welcome to Health Services

Parents - If you need to pick up some of your child's medication from school during this shut-down, please contact your principal to schedule a time to meet and sign those out. 

The mission of the Health Services Department of Rutherford County Schools is to optimize student health and learning. Our vision is that all students will be healthy, safe and ready to learn. We work toward this goal by advocating for all students to have access to a school nurse and by developing and implementing safe, effective school health practices. It is widely accepted that healthy children learn better. By staying healthy and in the classroom, students can benefit from the high quality instruction delivered by RCS faculty.

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) defines School Nursing below:
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.  Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.


Novel Coronavirus
The Tennessee Department of Health has established a website specifically for COVID-19 information:  
This site will be updated by the state as the situation evolves.

The best way to stay healthy during all of this is nothing new - just double down on healthy habits

    • Wash your hands often - for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. 
    • Stay home if you’re sick.
    • Cover your coughs & sneezes (and wash your hands again).
    • Clean surfaces that are touched frequently - door knobs, keyboards, etc. 
    • Get plenty of rest. 
    • Eat a balanced diet. 
    • Exercise regularly.

PARENTS - To find the nurse at your child's school, go here. 


EMPLOYEES: To view the Annual Health Training PowerPoint, please see below. 

You will be required to complete this brief survey after viewing this.


*** NEW***  PARENTS - DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE TENN-CARE COVERAGE? If so, the Nursing Department is allowed to seek reimbursement from TennCare for the healthcare services the School Nurses provide while your child is at school. You will never be charged for healthcare services your child receives in the school district. Please click HERE for more information. Or call Sarah Winters at (615) 893-5815 ext. 22077. 


Follow Health Services on Twitter @Health_RCS for important health tips and news. 

Health Services is a component of the Human Resources and Student Services Department.

Sarah Winters, MSN, RN, NCSN
Health and Homebound Services Supervisor

Rutherford County Board of Education
2240 Southpark Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37128

(615) 893-5815 ext. 22077
fax: (615) 904-3797

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.