Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Resources

Nashville State Community College continues to monitor COVID-19. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to remain vigilant with personal health.

This webpage will serve as the information source for Nashville State relating to the Coronavirus outbreak and our response. In addition to College announcements, this site contains links to national, state, and local informational resources that provide updates on the outbreak.

Coronavirus Contacts

Students with general, non-academic questions and concerns about COVID-19, please email:

Self-Report COVID-19
Students: If you have tested positive or are caring for someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please email with your full name, personal email, phone number, and A#.


Update: May 21, 2020

At the beginning of the Summer 2020 semester open access computer labs are closed on all campuses. Students will be notified as access and availability change per campus.

Update: May 8, 2020

Testing Center Update

All in-person test proctoring services at the Testing Center (all campuses) remain suspended. The Testing Center staff continue to work, Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, to assist students, faculty, and staff. Please contact us by email at All emails and voicemails will be returned in the order received and as quickly as possible. Please be aware we are experiencing a high volume of emails and calls at this time.

Important information for students:

Updated Accuplacer Placement Exam Information for Students

Are you ready to take your placement exam at Nashville State Community College? While on-campus testing has been suspended, options remain available to enable you to move forward and register for classes.

At this time, students are not required to take a placement exam. You can elect not to test and simply register for learning support courses if you do not have prior test scores or college credits that place you at college-level.

If students choose to take the placement exam, it is being offered online by Examity for a proctoring service fee of $20. Questions, email

Disclaimer: After June 15, the fee will be $25.

Students may also register directly for college courses with a high school GPA of 3.6 on a 4 point scale within the last 5 years without taking a placement exam. (Summer and Fall 2020 only)

Updated Graduation Exit Exam Information

If you need to take the Graduation Exit Exam, please email Spring 2020/Summer 2020 graduates can take the exit exam remotely from your own computer or electronic device.

Update: April 20, 2020

TN Promise Update

Due to COVID-19, currently enrolled TN Promise college students may now attend summer session on a part-time basis. Please consider the following:

  • Enrollment in any number of hours for summer 2020 will count as one of a student's potential 5 semesters of TN Promise eligibility.
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to retain TN Promise eligibility. GPA will be captured at the end of the academic year which includes summer if a student chooses to enroll.
  • This does not apply to the high school graduating class of 2020.
  • Email or text Financial Aid if you have questions.

Update: April 13, 2020

Students, at the end of your Spring semester classes you can return your book rentals or sell them back. Click here to access directions.

Update: April 6, 2020

Nashville State Community College announced its decision to move 2020 summer course offerings to an online format. Classes will be offered Live Streaming via video conferencing or fully online. Registration is currently open for summer classes and fall classes. As of now, fall classes are scheduled for on-ground delivery, unless already scheduled to be online or hybrid.

Classes are open to all current students, new students, university and college students home for the summer, and potential non-traditional students who want earn technical certificates in high-demand, steady careers. This is a great opportunity for students attending four-year colleges and universities to take courses this summer for transfer back to their home institution.

“The changing dates of our Stay at Home orders required being proactive about providing only online options for summer courses.” said Nashville State President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson. “Faculty, Deans and Directors have moved quickly to make these changes while keeping the quality and rigor our courses protected.”

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Nashville State has been working hard to meet the needs of students and the communities it serves, while ensuring the college stays healthy and safe. On March 23, all classes at all campuses transitioned to online formats, which demanded creativity, collaboration, understanding and patience.

“The college understands the transition to online instruction can present challenges for some students, especially those without access to technology and the internet,” said Nashville State Foundation Executive Director Lauren Bell.

“We have been working hard to address those cases through a coordinated effort between our faculty, Student Success Center, and our trusted partner, Tennessee College Access and Success Network.”

For those interested in seeing what summer classes are available, and to register for the summer or fall, please click here.

Update: March 27, 2020

It is with careful consideration for the health and safety of our Nashville State Community, that I am postponing the May 12th Commencement Ceremony. Our Nashville State graduates deserve the opportunity to participate in this very special ceremony. Therefore, at this time, we have decided to postpone and not cancel this very special event.

Due to COVID-19, a date for a new commencement ceremony is unknown. The college is monitoring this evolving situation. Our priority will remain the health and safety of our community.

Commencement is an important ceremony and a wonderful celebration. However, postponing the ceremony does not impact our student’s ability to graduate.

To read all of Dr. Jackson's announcement, please click here.

Update: March 20, 2020

Nashville State Community College announced that beginning Monday, March 23, classes, student services, and college operations will be moving online until further notice. Employees and faculty will primarily be working remotely.

Important college updates continue to be shared at:

Students needing guidance on how to access online courses, which begin March 23, should visit: Students are encouraged to communicate directly with faculty about their classes.

Update: March 18, 2020

Effective immediately, Nashville State will be closed to the general public. Only employees, students and individuals on official college business are permitted.

Update: March 17, 2020

  • The college is going to spring break hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) this week.
  • The following events on campus have been canceled. We will be updating the events page as more info is available.
    • Medical/Surgical Health Fair (March 17) – Canceled
    • Transfer Day (March 19) – Canceled
    • Adjunct Faculty Hiring Fair (March 23) – Canceled (Submit an Application)
  • All OTA program interviews have been postponed until further notice.

Update: March 13, 2020

NSCC Testing Centers on all campuses will suspend academic proctored testing from Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21.

Academic tests include: Departmental Makeup exams, Online Learning exams, ESL Special Accommodation exams, ADA Accommodation exams, ESL Challenge Test exams, Credit by Exam, Departmental Exit Exams, Incomplete Grade exams, Kaplan Nursing Departmental Makeup exams, and Michigan tests.

The only testing which will continue during the week of March 16-21 are the Accuplacer, Graduation Exit Exam, and CLEP tests.

NSCC will resume classes in the online or alternative format on Monday, March 23. The college is continuing to assess this situation and more information regarding academic proctored testing will be shared as it evolves

For more information see the testing center page.

Update: March 12, 2020

Nashville State Community College is canceling classes, Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21 to prepare for a transition of on-ground classes to online or alternative format. During that time, the college will remain open.

The college has been on spring break this week, March 9-13.

Nashville State will resume classes in the online or alternative format on Monday, March 23rd. The college is continuing to assess this evolving situation.

Update: March 11, 2020

There has been a self-identified case of COVID-19 for a Nashville State Community College student who attends the East Davidson and Southeast campuses. With the college on spring break this week, the student has not been on either campus during this time. Like most organizations, this week the college has been undergoing a deep cleaning on all of its campuses.

Out of an abundance of caution, Nashville State, in coordination with the Tennessee Board of Regents, is closing the East Davidson campus in Donelson and the Southeast campus in Antioch on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 for hospital-grade deep cleaning. The college continues to assess the situation. More information will be shared as this evolves. All other Nashville State campuses will remain open.

The college strongly encourages students, along with faculty, staff and community members that have been on both campuses to be extra vigilant for their health and that of their immediate circles.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said to be aware of the following COVID-19 symptoms, which may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you have these symptoms, you are encouraged to contact your health care provider and follow CDC guidelines.

Update: March 9, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of registered surface disinfectant products for use against COVID-19. The list of products can be found here.

Update: March 6, 2020

As of this time, there are no known exposures to COVID-19 at Nashville State. While this is a serious public health situation, the CDC has characterized the immediate health risk from COVID-19 as low for anyone who is unlikely to have been or to be exposed to the virus.

We understand there are concerns. Coordination is occurring across the college. We are currently updating our pandemic preparedness plan which will be shared when completed. Academic Affairs will be working with faculty to create academic continuity plans.

Our priority is to keep our college community safe. During spring break, common areas on all of our campuses are being wiped down (March 9-13). Clorox wipes have been ordered for use in offices and classrooms.

Below are personal safety guidelines that have been provided by the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health, along with external links to important federal, state and local resources.