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Welcome to  Nurse Aide Program

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.)
  • Nutrition, feeding assistance
  • 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
  •  Suctioning
  • Trach  Care
  • Urinary Catheter Care
  • Tube Feeding
  • Oxygen Therapy

Nurse Aide Occupational Outlook    

Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.