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Finlandia Nursing Awarded 10-year Accreditation Renewal

Nursing PinHANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Nursing program announces that its accreditation has been renewed through June 30, 2022, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The ten-year accreditation period is the maximum length awarded by CCNE, and the accreditation report cited no compliance concerns with the Nursing program's baccalaureate education standards or its key elements.

"Accreditation is a voluntary and rigorous process," remarks Fredi de Yampert, dean of Finlandia's College of Health Sciences and Nursing Department chair. "This outstanding outcome for our program demonstrates that Finlandia's Nursing program and its faculty members consistently strive for excellence and deliver a model of continuous improvement which is consistent with the national standards for baccalaureate nursing education."

CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for baccalaureate and master's degree nursing programs. CCNE accreditation is "the gold standard" for the accreditation of baccalaureate-level nursing programs, de Yampert says. The Nursing program is also approved by the Michigan State Board of Nursing.

"Finlandia students and faculty can be proud of the Nursing program and their school. Ten-year accreditation with no compliance concerns is the best outcome possible," says TyAnn Lindell, Finlandia EVP for academic and student affairs. "This reaffirms what I have come to know during my time at Finlandia: Nursing program faculty and staff provide excellent preparation for a career as a BSN and Dr. deYampert's leadership is exemplary."

The Finlandia University Nursing program was established in 1983. The BSN program was established in 2003.

Finlandia's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program incorporates an exceptional amount of hands-on, clinical learning. Finlandia student-nurses begin clinical site visits during their sophomore year and overall will spend 1,100 hours or more in a hands-on learning laboratory and at off-campus clinical sites.

There are two tracks to earn a BSN at Finlandia. The traditional four-year, pre-licensure program is for students who wish to complete their first nursing degree. The second track, the RN-to-BSN Completion program, is for practicing RNs who have already completed an associate degree or diploma. Openings are available in both tracks for the fall semester, which begins August 27, 2012.

For more information about the Finlandia University BSN degree program, please visit www.finlandia.edu/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing or contact Dean Fredi de Yampert at 906-487-7306 or fredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu.