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CPR / First Aid Training

Want to learn how to do Hands-Only CPR? Watch these 2 videos from the RCS Nurses to see what it's all about!

Hands Only CPR Video Part 1 

Hands Only CPR Video Part 2


CPR & First Aid Training 

Rutherford County School Nurses train upwards of 400 employees every year in American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid and train ALL 5th grade students county wide in Hands-Only CPR. 


Certified Employees:

You may register for any class below in Performance Matters. (If Performance Matters says classes are full, check back often, as cancellations are common.)  


Classified Employees & Non-Faculty Volunteer Coaches: CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A CLASS


Class Location:  Smyrna Professional Development Center 302 Walnut St., Smyrna 37167  *Park behind Smyrna Middle School and take the covered walk to the Smyrna Professional Development Center. 


2022 Summer COMBO (CPR & First Aid class) Each summer class is a “combo class,” covering both CPR & First Aid. This is an all-day course (9:00am-3:00pm) and you must attend the entire day to complete the course.  

  1. Monday 06/06/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 
  2. Friday 06/10/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 
  3. Monday 06/13/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 
  4. Friday 06/17/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 
  5. Friday 07/15/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 
  6. Friday 07/22/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 
  7. Monday 07/25/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 
  8. Friday 07/29/2022  - CPR/First Aid (9:00am-3:00pm) *Bring snacks/lunch 

2022-2023 Academic Year Schedule CPR Classes (4:30pm-7:00pm):

  1. Thursday 9/8/22
  2. Monday 10/24/22
  3. Wednesday 11/9/22
  4. Wednesday 1/9/23
  5. Monday 2/13/23
  6. Monday 3/6/23
  7. Monday 4/3/23

First Aid Classes (4:30pm-7:00pm): 

  1. Wednesday 9/21/22
  2. Thursday 10/20/22
  3. Monday 11/14/22
  4. Monday 1/23/23
  5. Thursday 2/16/23
  6. Wednesday 3/13/23
  7. Monday 4/17/23

Classroom Requirements:

  • MASKS - All instructors and participants must follow RCS policies regarding masks. 
  • HANDWASHING - Participants will be asked to wash their hands thoroughly, for a least 20 seconds, before and after class.
  • DISINFECTING/CLEANSING - All tabletops, frequently touched items and manikins will be cleaned by the nurses prior to each class.
  • NO Mouth-to-Mouth Practice - We will NOT be practicing mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing on the manikins.


For questions contact: Marjorie Hogan at [email protected] 



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