Healthcare Education


Caring For Life  was  founded in 2009 on the idea that compassion is one of the major fundamentals of nursing that is required in today's healthcare. Our mission is to teach students to perform at their highest level in healthcare but to always put the patient's needs first. We believe if you emotionally care for your work, the practical care will excel.

We teach that caring for others is not only a job, but a way of life. Our purpose is to encourage others to lean the compassion and skills needed to truly excel in the workplace. We appreciate the diversity of the eastern North Carolina population and strive to offer them all of the available resources to promote individual growth, career success, and the tools for lifelong learning.

Tanya Fowler, MSN, RN
Director of Healthcare Education

Ms. Fowler began her nursing career as an Intensive Care Unit Nurse working in surgical, trauma, and cardiac ICUs. She later specialized in Emergency Medicine and earned her National EMT-Paramedic certification. She has worked at numerous hospitals around the country. Ms. Fowler began teaching Nurse Aides in the North Carolina college system in 2005. She coordinated, planned, wrote, and taught the curriculum to over 500 students. In 2007, she was recognized as Coastal Carolina Community College's Educator of Year. In the same year, she was honored as one of the top ten individuals in the 58 North Carolina Community Colleges with the R.J Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award. She has earned a reputation from her students to be a highly motivated and effective teacher that emphasizes the caring aspect of her field with exceptional learning. Since that time she has taught over 2500 area students, many who have gone on to become nurses, physician assistants, and doctors.

Ms Fowler believes strongly in family values. She understands that each of us has a life beyond the classroom.  She will work with you so that your family always comes first.