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.
  • Students will complete a 16- hour, hands-on clinical experience at either a hospital or nursing home setting. 

* Note: Information provided is accurate as of December 2020 for spring 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination required (for guidelines and additional information, please visit our COVID-19 updates page)
  • 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.  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 2024 Sessions

Session 3: Hybrid
April 1st – May 5th *Currently Full*

If you are interested in being added to a waitlist, please email nursingassistant@bellincollege.edu

Summer 2024 Sessions – Currently All Full!

Session 1: Face-to-Face
June 3rd – June 28th *Currently Full* 

Session 2: Face-to-Face
July 1st – July 30th *Currently Full* 

Session 3: Hybrid
July 8th – August 13th *Currently Full* 

If you are interested in being added to a waitlist, please email nursingassistant@bellincollege.edu

Fall 2024 Sessions
*Tuition rates subject to change*

Session 1: Hyrbid
September 9th – October 27th

Session 2: Face-to-Face
October 28th – December 12th


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. Also, please be aware that the Nursing Assistant program (NA 150) is not eligible for the Early College Credit Program (ECCP). 

Cost: $741 (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 May 2023 and subject to change as new guidelines are provided.

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