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CFCC to offer Certified Nurse Aide course to New Hanover High School students

Nurse AideWilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) is excited to announce a partnership with Novant Health and New Hanover County Schools to offer a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) course to eleventh and twelfth-grade students who are at least 17 years of age at New Hanover High School. This collaboration aims to equip aspiring healthcare professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field.

The Certified Nurse Aide I course will offer students a chance to receive comprehensive training and hands-on experience in patient care, preparing them for a rewarding healthcare career. Taught by an experienced instructor, the curriculum will cover essential topics such as patient hygiene, vital sign monitoring, communication skills, and infection control. After completing the course, students can sit for the North Carolina State Nurse Aide I Registry. Upon completion, students earn credits toward admission in one of CFCC’s health science diploma programs and qualify for the Certified Nurse Aide II course.

“A Cape Fear Community College, we believe in engaging at every stage of education,” said Jim Morton, CFCC President. “By offering high school students the opportunity to embark on a certified nurse aide course right within their school, we are not just imparting skills, but shaping futures. Empowering our youth with the tools to care for others fosters a spirit of compassion and opens doors to a world of meaningful service and rewarding careers.”

Through the North Carolina Career and College Promise (CCP), qualifying students can take their course tuition-free. Enrollment for the Certified Nurse Aide course at New Hanover High School is currently open, with space available for additional students to join. Interested candidates are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to jumpstart their healthcare careers.

For more information on the program and eligibility, please visit cfcc.edu/nurse-aide/nurse-aide-career-and-college-promise/ .

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