TNCC Takes Measures for ‘Healthy’ Classrooms

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Thomas Nelson will react to a classroom concern of contagious disease when information is provided by the infected student, another student, a member of the student’s family, a physician or a public health organization. All actions taken will be handled in a manner which maintains the confidentiality and privacy of the individual.

Students should be advised on course syllabi that they should remain home if they have symptoms like fever and/or vomiting that may endanger the health of fellow students, faculty, and staff. Course syllabi should also advise students to contact their instructors by phone if they suspect they have contracted a contagious disease that would cause the student to miss more than a day of class.


Swine Flu (N1H1) Advisory for TNCC Community

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Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza among pigs. Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans, however, human infections with swine flu do occur, and cases of human-to-human spread of swine flu viruses have been documented.

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.


TNCC Receives Grant from Williamsburg Community Health Foundation to Strengthen Initiatives

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The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation has awarded $85,000 in grants to the Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. to strengthen health care workforce initiatives at the College.  One grant of $60,000 will provide scholarships for TNCC nursing and other allied health students while another totaling $25,000 will support a Health and Medical Services Pathway project that targets Historic Triangle area high school students.

A three-year grant, the nursing and allied health scholarship funds will be provided to the College at $20,000 each year to help current students offset the costs of their education.  To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be either employed by Eastern State Hospital or a local healthcare facility or be a resident of the greater Williamsburg community.  The grant will also assist graduating TNCC nursing students who will enroll in Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs at four-year colleges and universities in Virginia.