Our program combines a solid foundation in the liberal arts with hands-on nursing study.

Admission Requirements

15-Month Option:

Students wishing to pursue this option must:

  • Apply to St. Norbert College.
  • Have an ACT score of at least 23 and a GPA of at least 3.25 when applying to St. Norbert College.
  • Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.0 in all classes taken at St. Norbert College.
  • Take 56 credits of core curriculum and foundational science courses at St. Norbert. 

Junior Transfer Option:

Students wishing to pursue this option must:

  • Apply to St. Norbert College.
  • Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.0 in all classes taken at St. Norbert College.
  • Take all introductory science courses required by Bellin and complete the core curriculum program at St. Norbert College.
Note for International Students: Bellin College is not certified by SEVIS to host international students in F-1 status. Since the final portion of the program must be completed at Bellin College and students must be eligible for the entire program in order to be admitted to St. Norbert College, international students that need an F-1 visa to study in the U.S. are not eligible for admission to the nursing program.



What Are the Costs for the Program?
As a pre-nursing student, youll have the same tuition as any other student and be offered the same financial aid as any other major.

You should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the spring of your senior year. This form is necessary to qualify for federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans. When its time to start classes in Bellins 15-Month and Junior Transfer Options, when filling out the FAFSA, you will indicate Bellin College instead of St. Norbert College to receive the new financial aid package. 

Where Will I Live?
With our traditional residential campus at St. Norbert, youll live on campus unless commuting from home less than 35 miles during the time that you're with us.

Once you have completed your general education requirements at St. Norbert College, it's up to you to find housing in the Green Bay/De Pere area for your time while at Bellin.

A Degree of Difference
When you complete the program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bellin College and will be recognized as an alum of both Bellin and St. Norbert colleges.

You will be well-positioned for immediate success in the health care industry. Statistics show that 100 percent of Bellin graduates seeking employment obtain positions within four months of graduation. Bellin nursing graduates are especially sought after for critical-care positions because of the strong clinical practice base they acquire during their college careers.

St. Norbert’s liberal arts curriculum teaches you how to see issues from varying viewpoints and how to understand the dynamics of an organization – invaluable qualities regardless of profession.

A world of opportunities awaits those who complete the program. Graduates have gone on to work in acute-care settings, long-term care facilities, public health offices, home care, occupational health care and administrative positions, to name a few. Many go on to pursue master’s degrees, where additional opportunities, such as becoming a nurse practitioner, are possible.