Updates

Update: September 22, 2020

Student WiFi Zones

To provide students with a safe and reliable area to access free WiFi, the College is providing space in the parking lots of the following campuses. You will need your password to access.

Update: August 20, 2020

Food and Drink on Campus Information

Faculty retain discretion of what is allowed in the classroom, however, faculty and staff are encouraged to consider the following information regarding food and drink in classrooms and offices:

  • Drinks with lids/covers could be allowed in the classroom. Straws are encouraged.
  • Because it would involve removing masks, food should not be consumed in the classroom, and
  • Students should be encouraged to step outside to consume food. This practice will reduce exposure and minimize additional potential cleaning needs.
  • Vending machines, water fountains, and food vendors are suspended for the time being.

Additionally, for students with ADA accommodations, please coordinate with the Access Center by emailing AccessCenter@nscc.edu. Any rooms/labs that currently prohibit food and drink should continue that practice.

Update: August 17, 2020

Nashville State Laptop Loaner Program

  • To be eligible, you must be:
    • A Fall 2020 semester student
    • Degree or certificate-seeking
    • Zero balance on student account
  • First come, first serve
  • All students will receive an email reply regarding their request
  • Laptops are loaner and must be returned at the end of the fall semester
  • Hotspots and calculators are available as well
  • Student Device Checkout Request

Update: August 5, 2020

Nashville State Community College Safe Community Pledge

The College believes strongly in the concept of education as a method for encouraging and maintaining a supportive and safe community. Each student, faculty and staff member play an integral part in supporting core principles to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. While the institution can do its part in minimizing risk on campus, everyone must do their part to support efforts to minimize exposure and spread to peers and colleagues. By engaging in the on-campus community of the institution, you recognize all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Students, faculty, and staff can help keep our community healthy by being mindful of their actions and following the institutional/public health and safety protocols. As such, we ask each individual to pledge to take responsibility for your own health and help stop the spread of the COVID-19 by agreeing to the following pledge:

Pledge

I understand I have a part to play in the fight against COVID-19 and commit to being a responsible member of the campus community. I pledge to uphold the Nashville State Community College Safe Community Pledge every day by demonstrating personal integrity, respecting others, and supporting my college and local community by:

  • Following institutional/public health guidelines designed to protect myself and others
  • Limiting the size of gatherings in social situations in accordance with public health guidelines
  • Maintaining social distancing
  • Protecting myself and others in areas of campus and where distancing isn’t possible
  • Washing my hands frequently
  • Staying home if sick or if I have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Reporting to school officials if I have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Wearing an appropriate face mask and other protective equipment as directed by the college
  • Looking out for others and encourage their faithful commitment to the pledge

Update: July 21, 2020

Nashville State Releases Fall 2020 Class Options, A Letter from the President

Hi, Nashville State students

I wanted to share with you some recent updates to our fall schedule. The safety of our students, faculty and staff remains my top priority.

What you need to know for Fall 2020:

  • Classes will be primarily virtual and there are new online options.
  • On-campus class options are limited, and protection protocols will be in place.
  • The first week of classes will be virtual or online.
  • Masks/face covering will be required inside and outside on campus. Students are required to provide their own mask/face covering.
  • An approved electronic wellness check is required for daily admission to campus. It is called COVID-19 Check-in Form; it is in myNSCC, under the Quick Picks column. my.nscc.edu
  • Phase 2 and 3 of the Responsible Return to Campus require students to have an appointment to come to campus. However, if the College is in Phase 3, students enrolled in on-campus, face-to-face class will not have to make an appointment to attend class.
  • For information on what phase the College is currently in, and how to make an appointment, please go to nscc.edu/corona.

For updated information about the Fall schedule, resources available to help you succeed or questions, please visit nscc.edu/fall2020.

If you need help or have questions, email us at virusinfo@nscc.edu.

For more detailed information about the Fall schedule, safety information, student services and resources, please read Fall 2020 Class Options.

We will not let a pandemic stop our purpose. You can do this! I and the faculty and staff of this college are ready to support you. Together, we are Nashville State strong.

Sincerely,

Dr. Shanna L. Jackson
President

Update: June 15, 2020

STUDENTS - The COVID-19 Response Planning Task Force has been busy working on a Responsible Return to Campus Plan that focuses on the health and safety of our college community and family members. In the plan, which can be found on the coronavirus resources page, we have defined phases of access and usage of facilities on campuses. Also, on the page, we have the phase level for each campus.

Nashville State has now entered Phase 2 of the Responsible Return to Campus Plan. In this phase, students can come to campus in a limited capacity after making an appointment. Please be aware that not all campuses will always be in the same phase.

Here are some things to know before you come to campus:

  • Contact the office that you wish to make an appointment with. A list of student services contact information on all campuses is on the student online resources page. Students will be permitted on campus between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are limiting time on campus to allow for continuous campus cleaning. If you want to visit multiple offices, you will need to make multiple appointments.
  • There will be limited campus computer availability. You can make an appointment to use a computer on campus. Click here for more information.
  • Masks/face coverings are required for everyone on campus. Please bring a mask/face covering with you. Nashville State has a limited supply of disposable masks to provide on a case-by-case basis.
  • You will need to complete an online wellness check the day of your appointment. The office that you schedule an appointment with will provide this to you when they confirm your appointment.
  • When you arrive on campus, you are required to check in. For White Bridge Road, this will be at the main entrances of the S (quad side) or W (White Bridge side) building. For extended campuses, you will check in at the main entrance. You will show your completed wellness check. Paper copies will be available at the check-in stations if you do not have a way to complete or show the online wellness check. You will receive a sticker with the date to wear while you are on campus.
  • You are approved for the appointment only. Students are not permitted to move freely around campus. Once your appointment is complete, you are asked to leave campus.
  • For everyone’s safety, all water fountains are temporarily unavailable.

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 testing.center@nscc.edu. 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 testing.center@nscc.edu.

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 testing.center@nscc.edu. 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: https://www.nscc.edu/about-nscc/coronavirus-resources.

Students needing guidance on how to access online courses, which begin March 23, should visit: https://www.nscc.edu/current-students/continuing-your-spring-classes. 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.