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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


**All Health Care facilities are required by law to have a Background Check and Drug Screen on file for every student that enters their facility during the clinical portion of a Nurse Aide course.**

  • The CFCC/ Nurse Aide Program does not review student Background Checks or Drug Screens.
  • The Clinical Sites will review each Student Background Check and Drug Screen submitted and will notify the Nurse Aide Program Coordinator of any student that will not be allowed to attend Clinical at their facility.
  • Any Student that is not allowed to go to Clinical will be dismissed from the Nurse Aide Program.

Criminal Background that can or will disqualify a student from attending the Clinical portion of a Nurse Aide Course include, but are not restricted to the following:  

      Felony and/or Misdemeanor Convictions for:

  • Manufacturing, distribution, possession or sale of illegal or prescription drugs and/or dispensing of a controlled substance.
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect or Misappropriation of Property of the Elderly, Children or Patients.
  • Communicating Threats and or Communicating Threats with the intent of causing injury.
  • Felonious Assault resulting in serious injury, bodily injury or death.
  • Domestic Violence, cruelty or torture.
  • Sexual Abuse or misconduct.
  • Use of firearms or dangerous weapons.
  • Armed robbery.
  • Larceny, shoplifting, forged checks and retail fraud.


Nurse Aide Occupational Outlook    

Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7700

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7900

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.