Carson-Newman University COVID-19 Update

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Carson-Newman University COVID-19 Update

As our world and lives are adjusting to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to extend special thanks and appreciation to all our nurses and healthcare professionals, who, through your tireless service, make our world a better and safer place for all. Thank you.

Carson-Newman University is monitoring the situation closely and communicating regularly to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

Our first priority is the health and well-being of our community. We urge you to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and your local health departments.

In keeping with this priority, Carson-Newman University has taken steps to keep our employees and students safe, as well as to support your participation in our 100% online programs.

Below are the answers to questions you may be asking about our online nursing programs at this time, as well as a link to Carson-Newman’s full response to COVID-19.

Our Enrollment Advisors are available and happy to answer any additional questions you may have.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the current situation with COVID-19 impact when classes start on August 19?

No. Our online programs are thoughtfully designed with remote students and faculty in mind. All non-clinical online classes are still scheduled to begin on the planned start dates and are not impacted by COVID-19.

Should I anticipate a change in the availability of enrollment advisors, faculty, or course delivery?

No. We are continuing to support students without disruption during this time. Our enrollment advisors are available to assist those who are interested in our online nursing programs, via email, phone, text message or website chat, and will support you through the entire admissions process. We encourage prospective students to use our appointment scheduler to set up a time that is convenient for you. For our current students, we fully expect that they will continue to have full and normal access to faculty and course materials.

Is Carson-Newman still providing Clinical Placement Services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a challenge to securing placements due to reductions in site availability, we continue to monitor and assess availability for clinical placement, with input from healthcare partners. We will continue to work with you individually to find solutions that ensure your success.

How is Carson-Newman supporting students who are facing this difficult time as nurses?

Carson-Newman is tremendously grateful for the brave and caring health professionals who are working on the front lines of this pandemic. Our staff and faculty are working with students this semester to meet your needs. As always, but especially at this time, our Student Success Advisor will work with you to give support, identify challenges, and provide personalized solutions that will help you balance your education with changes in your personal life.

Connect with an Enrollment Advisor

Whether you have a simple question or need advice on your next steps, our friendly Enrollment Advisors are here to help. They can chat with you at a time that works best for you and guide you through the entire admissions process so you can feel confident in furthering your nursing career with Carson-Newman University Online.


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For additional information about Carson-Newman University’s response to COVID-19, please click here.