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Workforce Continuing Education (CCP / WCEP) Nurse Aide I Pathway

The CCP/WCEP Nurse Aide Pathway offers qualifying 17-year-old high school juniors and seniors tuition-free course hours toward an entry-level job credential, certificate or diploma for eligible high school students.

Applications for the fall 2023 CCP/WCEP Nurse Aide I Pathway will be accepted March 1, 2023 through June 16, 2023.

Students are responsible for payment of the following program-associated college fees:

  • Parking and Security Fee – $5.00
  • Nurses/Health Sciences Students Liability Insurance Fee – $15.00
  • Technology Fee – $5.00
  • Materials Fee: $5.00
  • Total Cost for College Fees: $30.00
  • Background check /12-panel drug screen – $80 (information will be given out at registration).
  • Physical and proof of vaccination history including (price will vary by vendor)
    • TB test (two-step)– $30 health department
    • 2 Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccinations or positive antibody titer
    • History of Chicken Pox, positive antibody titer or 2 Varicella immunizations
    • Tetanus vaccination within the last ten years
    • Flu vaccine (deasonal)
    • Have had either the Hepatitis B vaccination series, be in process or have signed a waiver form.
    • Clinical facilities require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and may also require COVID-19 testing before and during the clinical portion of the course.
  • CPR Certification – $6 if taken as part of the course – outside of NA course price varies by instructor/vendor.
  • Dress code:
    • Ceil blue scrubs – (price will vary by vendor)
    • Watch with a second hand — (digital watches not allowed)
    • White sneakers or nursing shoes– (price will vary by vendor)
    • White long-sleeve T-shirts, turtleneck or mock turtleneck shirts may be worn under scrub tops
  • Nurse aide I textbook and accompanying workbook: Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care, 5th Edition – ISBN: 978-1-60425-1371 – $63.00 (CFCC Bookstore – Prices are for new books only and are subject to change)


To be accepted into a Career Technical Pathway, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 17-year-old high school junior or senior;
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 or the approval of your high school principal or designee;
  • Have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee and have the high school principal or his/her designee’s rationale for recommendation in place of GPA requirement

See Course Schedule

  • Eugene Ashley HS
  • Heide Trask HS
  • Hoggard HS
  • Laney HS
  • Mosely Career Readiness Academy
  • New Hanover HS
  • Pender HS
  • Topsail HS
  • Pender Early College High School
  • SEA-Tech – Southeast Area Technical High School
  • Wilmington Early College High School

Please note: Home school and private schools are currently not approved for this pathway.

How to Apply

  1. Speak to your high school’s Career Counselor.
  2. Complete the CFNC CCP / WCEP Online Application .
  3. Complete the CCP / WCEP NUR 3240A Nurse Aide I Pathway Approval Form

  4. Next Steps

    Orientation Registration

    Accepted students will receive an email from Kelly Jordan Hall, NA I Administrative Technician with their orientation and registration date and instructions.

    The following courses match the statewide course articulation agreement:
    • The Workforce Continuing Education Pathway and the High School Course for which Credit is Awarded: NUR 3240 Nurse Aide I / HN43 Nursing Fundamentals.

    Eligibility for Continued Enrollment

    To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

    • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation.
    • Continue to make progress toward successful completion of the Workforce Continuing Education pathway as defined by the pathway syllabus.
    • A student who doesn’t meet these criteria will be subject to the college’s policy for unsatisfactory progress.