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
  • Courses are offered fall, spring and summer 
  • 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 122 hours of the program.  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

The Nursing Assistant program is offered fall, spring and summer. Please check back for future courses and application dates or join our email list below to be notified of upcoming courses.  


Spring Session – Face to Face Format
Program Dates: January 10 – February 19, 2022

Spring Session – Hybrid Format
Program Dates: March 21 – May 7, 2022

Applications will open November 2, 2021

*Spring Sessions Note: Clinical schedule is subject to change and may become unavailable entirely due to changing restrictions caused by the pandemic

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

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