Welcome to the Cape Fear Community College Nurse Aide Program Website!
The Nurse Aide [NA] is one of the most vital members of the Health Care Team.
A Nurse Aide works under the supervision of a Registered or Licensed Nurse in Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Adult Day Health Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers, Doctor’s Offices, Personal Homes and is a valued part of the Health Care Team. Wherever there is a need for personal care, Nurse Aides are the ones who, for the most part, meet the most basic needs of the patients, both young and old alike. Since Nurse Aides have extensive daily contact with each patient, they are key to providing vital information on the patient’s conditions to the Nurse and other Health Care Team members.
Nurse Aide Level I - provide patient care to maintain safety and needed assistance with daily living tasks, such as:
- Dressing, bathing, toileting, and skin care
- Assistance with movement: Walking, transferring from a bed to a chair, or positioning in bed
- Taking vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, etc.)
- Communicating patient needs or changes to the nurse or health team
Nurse Aide Level II - provide patient care to maintain safety and needed assistance with daily living tasks, and higher level tasks such as:
- Elimination procedures/Fecal Impaction / Ostomy care
- Sterile Technique
- Wound Care
- Peripheral IV Fluids
- Trach Care
- Urinary Catheter Care
- Tube Feeding
- Oxygen Therapy