Partnerships & Initiatives
Nashville State’s mission is to connect students, employers, and communities through personalized, high-quality, innovative educational experiences. One tactic to deliver on the mission is to create partnerships and initiatives that are educational or talent development pathways.
Our Partnerships & Initiatives
Achieving the Dream
Achieving the Dream is a national initiative focused on addressing equity issues in community colleges. Nashville State became an Achieving the Dream school and works to provide quality and accessible education to students and families in the Nashville community.
Nashville State is a proud premier member of the Amazon Career Choice Partner Network, allowing eligible associates to receive tuition assistance while pursuing an associate degree or technical certificate.
Better Together is a Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and Nashville State venture to help MNPS graduates prepare for, attend, and complete college.
The Darrell Freeman Fellowship at Nashville State will educate and support students who want to successfully enter the Information Technology field upon graduating with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in programming, cyber security, networking, and data analytics.
Metro Nashville Public Schools has a high school on Nashville State’s White Bridge campus. Students can earn a high school diploma and an associate degree.
Whites Creek High School students can earn a high school diploma and an associate degree through college-level classes taught at the high school.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and Nashville State partnered to create "Educating the Blue", which opens a pipeline to an MNPD career for NSCC students and provides MNPD officers the opportunity to earn their associate degree in one year.
Greater Together is a Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), Nashville State, TCAT Dickson & Clarksville campus, and Austin Peay State University venture to help CMCSS graduates prepare for, attend, and complete college.
Medical Assistant and Central Sterile Processing
In early 2022, Nashville State's Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education worked closely with the School of Health Sciences and VUMC Allied Health to develop a customized curriculum and training program to meet staffing needs at VUMC. The positive results produced by the medical assistant jobs initiative led to the creation of the customized Central Sterile Processing program, where graduates successfully entered their new profession.
Nashville GRAD provides eligible Davidson County residents with financial and academic support while pursuing a full-time education at Nashville State. We will give you the support you need to complete your degree.
Nashville Flex provides eligible Davidson County residents with financial and academic support while pursuing a part-time education at Nashville State. We will give you the support you need to complete your degree.
Nashville State Community College, HCA Healthcare Foundation/TriStar Health, and Metro Nashville Public Schools have created an accelerated career pipeline to the high-demand healthcare industry. Working together, we are educating and creating a pathway for needed patient care technicians, particularly for residents in historically underserved areas, in healthcare facilities throughout the Metro Nashville area.
Nashville State wants as many seamless pathways as possible for graduates that want to continue their education journey. The College has signed agreements with numerous four-year institutions.