Nursing Assistant Program

Are you thinking about a career in healthcare?

Our Nursing Assistant program is a great way to start building your skills.

(Students must be at least 16 years of age.) 

Student taking blood pressure of young female patient.

  • Small class sizes
  • Participants will earn 3 college credits upon completion of the course
  • Program cost is lower than other local programs
  • Students that complete the NA program are eligible to take the State of Wisconsin  Nurse Aide Competency Examination.
  • The ability to offer clinical experience is on hold at this time.  None of our clinical sites are allowing NA student training in their facilities.  All of the long term care facilities are currently under a state mandate to prohibit non-essential visitation.
  • The Department of Health Services is allowing supervised laboratory simulation to replace in-person clinical training, during the pandemic.  Since this is DHS approved, students are still eligible to take the state certification exam.

* Note: Information provided is accurate as of August 2020 for fall sessions and subject to change as new guidelines are provided.

What is a nursing assistant?

Nursing assistants (NA’s) are an essential member of a healthcare team, who work under the direct supervision of a nurse and perform basic duties such as dressing, bathing, feeding or transporting patients.

About Bellin College's program

The Nursing Assistant Program at Bellin College is a State of  Wisconsin approved nurse aide training program and is reviewed every two years by the Office of Caregiver Quality of the Division of Quality Assurance of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Program Outcomes
  • Communicate and interact effectively with clients, family and co-workers.
  • Demonstrate the maintenance and protection of client rights.
  • Report information and record observations accurately.
  • Demonstrate the ethical and legal responsibilities of the NA.
  • Provide safe care to a diverse population, meeting personal, physical and psychosocial needs of the resident.
  • Assist with resident rehabilitation and restorative care,
    promoting independence.
  • Assist residents with long-term, disabling conditions including
    dementia, always focusing on the strengths of the resident.
  • Work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Eligible to take the Wisconsin Nursing Assistant Competence Evaluation.
Admission Requirements

All requirements for program entry must be completed prior to entry into the program.

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age
  • Documentation of immunization history
  • Technical Standards Inventory (signed by parent/guardian for students under 18 years of age)
  • Two-step TB testing
  • ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY: This State of Wisconsin directed program requires your attendance at all required hours of the program.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Department of Health Services is only requiring 75 program hours for the time being. We are not able to honor special requests for missed classes. Make-up dates listed on the class calendar are only for the purposes of sudden illness, family emergencies, or inclement weather. 

Clinical Requirements

  • A caregiver background check will be completed after registration


SPRING SESSIONS

Spring 2021 –  Session 2

Program Dates: February 15 – March 18, 2021 (view the calendar)
Applications are CLOSED.

Spring 2021 –  Hybrid Format

This hybrid Nursing Assistant (NA) course allows students the opportunity to create their own lecture and study schedule during the week, while acquiring hands-on skills, in person, Saturdays.

Program Dates: March 22 – May 8, 2021 (view the calendar)
Skills classes are scheduled Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (no class Saturday, April 3, 2021).

Students that will be successful in this hybrid format have a working knowledge of computers and the ability to submit assignments online; are organized and self-motivated to complete assignments according to due dates, and have the ability to attend a weekly, in-person skills class.

Applications for Spring 2021 – Hybrid Format are CLOSED. 


SUMMER SESSIONS

Summer Session – Face to Face Format
Program Dates: June 14 through July 20, 2021 (view the calendar)

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Summer Session – Hybrid Format
Program Dates: June 17 through August 1, 2021 (view the calendar)
Applications will open March 2. 

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Summer Sessions Note: 

  •  Clinical schedule is subject to change and may become unavailable entirely due to changing restrictions caused by the pandemic. 
  • Students will be assigned to attend only 2 of the 4 clinical dates – not all four; however, student personal schedules must be available for any of these clinical dates. 

Attention high school students: If this course is being paid for by your high school, please use the registration link provided by your high school.

Cost: $720 (includes book and supplies) Students are responsible for providing their own hospital scrubs and payment for the State of Wisconsin certified testing.

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For more information, please contact:

nursingassistant@bellincollege.edu

* Note: Information provided is accurate as of August 2020 and subject to change as new guidelines are provided.

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