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Careers in Motion — Health
        Teaching Today Wisconsin | Summer 2023                                                                                                Page 13

        School Districts Collaborate with Bellin College to Offer Healthcare Career Pathway

            Three  Green  Bay-area  school  districts   “The  real  importance  of  participating
        have been collaborating with Bellin College   in the Bellin College Healthcare Academy is
        to  offer  their  high  school  students  new  cur-  to fulfill the mission of the Denmark School
        riculum  that  leads  to  a  career  pathway  in   District, which is to provide the highest level
        healthcare.  Students  from  the  Luxemburg-  of educational programming to ensure student
        Casco, Kewaunee and Denmark districts can   success  within  school  and  beyond,”  says
        now come together to participate in a pathway   School  District  of  Denmark  Administrator
        into the Bellin College Healthcare Academy.  Luke  Goral.  “With  the  current,  exceptional
            Bellin  College  currently  offers  individ-  job  market  and  the  ever-increasing  cost  of
        ual  healthcare-focused  courses  at  area  high   post-secondary  education,  taking  advantage
        schools, but this is its first full-scale health-  of  post-secondary  opportunities  and  busi-
        care program. Participating students can earn   ness partnerships, combined with work-based
        up to 42 college credits while in high school.  curriculum,  the  Bellin  College  Healthcare
            “We are excited about this new partner-  Academy  will  give  our  students  an  extra
        ship with Bellin College and Bellin Health,”   advantage after graduating from high school.”
        says  Mike  Snowberry,  director  of  learning   Students  who  complete  the  Bellin
        services  for  the  Luxemburg-Casco  School   College  Healthcare  Academy  coursework
        District.  “By  the  three  neighboring  districts   while  in  high  school  have  the  potential  to
        coming together, we are able to offer our stu-  receive  a  bachelor’s  degree  in  nursing  at
        dents more coursework choices as they select   Bellin after only two additional years of post-  classes  include  Introduction  to  Healthcare,   to Healthcare Academy students are History
        career pathways.”                   secondary  study.  Students  essentially  will   Medical  Terminology,  Customer  Service   of  Healthcare,  General  Chemistry,  Develop-
            “The Bellin College Healthcare Academy   have completed the entire first year of study   in  Healthcare,  Health  Communication  and   mental Psychology, Medical Ethics, Anatomy
        is a partnership that allows us to create ‘real-  at  Bellin  while  in  high  school.  The  normal   Nursing Assistant.  and Physiology I and II, Statistics, and Diver-
        life’  career  and  academic  experiences  for   degree progression at Bellin is eight semes-  Students  then  apply  and  interview  for   sity Issues in Healthcare.
        Kewaunee High School students interested in   ters over three years, including two summer   admittance  to  the  Bellin  College  Healthcare   “We applaud Bellin College, along with
        the healthcare field,” says Kewaunee School   sessions.                 Academy.  Once  accepted  they  begin  upper-  the Kewaunee and Denmark school districts,
        District Superintendent Scott Fritz. “College   Initial exploratory coursework will rotate   level coursework, online and in-person at the   for  their  collaborative  efforts  to  bring  this
        is  an  expensive  career  exploration  program,   between the three participating high schools,   Bellin campus. Paid internship opportunities   new partnership forward in a rather short time
        so our hope is to create as many opportunities   offering  students  the  opportunity  to  affirm   also are available to students from this point   period,” said Snowberry. “
        for our students to experience career pathway   their  interest  in  the  healthcare  field  through   forward.
        opportunities while still in high school.”  study  and  job  shadow  opportunities.  These   Among the upper-level courses available

                    A career in healthcare offers you the opportunity

                            to make a difference in the lives of others

           Get your bachelor's degree in just 3 years in the following:

           • Nursing                           • Radiation Therapy
           • Radiologic Sciences               • Surgical Assisting

           Why choose Bellin College?
              •  Direct-entry programs                   •  Experienced, knowledgeable faculty
              •  Get your bachelor's degree in three years  •  Extensive hands-on and clinical practice
              •   Degrees for high-demand careers with    •   Licensure exam pass rates exceed
                excellent earning potential                national averages
              •  A focused curriculum                    •   Transfer courses accepted from accredited
              •  Small class sizes                         two and four-year colleges

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