Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that Wayne Long, CEO of WellCare, has made a commitment to invest in the healthcare community to provide financial support to students in CFCCâ€™s health care programs.
WellCare pledged a $25,000 donation, which will establish the WellCare Clinical Leaders Scholarship.Â The funds will be dispersed over a five-year period to students who are studying to become certified nursing aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and occupational therapy assistants.Â Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, with preference given to students who express interest in a home care career.Â An essay demonstrating the applicantâ€™s leadership and critical thinking skills must also be submitted.
WellCare is a home health care agency serving southeastern North Carolina which utilizes nurses, therapists, certified therapy assistants and certified nursing aides to provide patients with in-home care.Â
â€œI believe that customer service is second only to the delivery of exceptional healthcare.Â Aside from meeting a patientâ€™s medical needs, home health care is about respecting the wishes and requests of the patient,â€ said Long.
â€œIn addition to having outstanding clinical abilities and critical thinking skills, a career in home health care requires a clinician to embrace the philosophy of customer service excellence.Â By partnering with CFCC, WellCare is planning for the future of the home health care industry by supporting students who demonstrate these attributes.â€Â
For more information about CFCC, the Foundation, endowments or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Foundation at (910) 362 7207.Â Cape Fear Community College is one of the oldest and largest in the North Carolina community college system.Â