College of Health Sciences

The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to provide the health care community with competent, compassionate individuals.

Located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula each Finlandia University College of Health Sciences (CHS) program curricula places emphasis on serving rural populations. Our faculty members are committed to delivering professional programs dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service. We envision CHS as a leader of health sciences education in the Upper Peninsula. The health science degree programs within the college provide a strong educational foundation for the health care community with an emphasis on delivery of services in rural America.

The College of Health Sciences is committed to:

  • Maintaining professional/regional/state accreditation for programs that necessitate such accreditation.
  • Partnering with local and regional resources to provide excellent learning experiences for the student.
  • Developing a solid reputation of providing an excellent foundation education in the various programs.
  • Providing a forum for facilitating health sciences education to the external community of health care practitioners/managers/office personnel and the general public.

college of health sciences News

News and Notes from Finlandia's College of Health Sciences

  • Finlandia University Student Nurses Take Part in Free Skin Cancer Screening Event May 25


    Finlandia University campus welcomes dermatologist, Dr. Milton Soderberg and staff to campus on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

    Soderberg will be working with Hannah Wilson, PA-C, and Jordan Brooks, MD as well as the Finlandia student nurses to conduct free screenings for skin cancer.

    The event is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and learn more about preventing skin cancer.The screenings will be done via [...]

  • Blood Drive Hosted by SNA on April 17

    Finlandia University’s Student Nurses’ Association is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, April 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. in front of Finlandia Hall. No pre-registration is required and all blood types are being accepted.

    The blood drive is being put on in conjunction with the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center. Donated blood helps save lives throughout the U.P. There is currently a critical need for A-negative and O-negative.

    Those interested in donating are encouraged to prepare by:

    Eating a big breakfast. Dinking plenty [...]

  • Nursing Program Introducing Academic Families in Fall 2019

    Finlandia University’s nursing program will be introducing an exciting and unique tradition of academic families this fall.

    Academic families is a tradition where junior level students “adopt” freshman and transfer students to help guide them through the first year of the educational program. The practice of academic families is well known in some European universities and is a great way to make first-year students feel more comfortable in a new environment.

    “With this tradition we want to make sure that the [...]

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Faculty and Staff

Anne HalgrenAdministrative Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Medical Assistant Program, Medical Billing and Coding ProgramFinlandia Universityanne.halgren@finlandia.edu906-487-7308
Cindy BlakeAssistant Professor of NursingFinlandia 487-7323
Fredi de YampertVice President for Academic AffairsFinlandia Universityfredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu906-487-7301
Irina SergeyevaAssistant Professor, NursingFinlandia Universityirina.sergeyeva@finlandia.edu906-487-7354
Johnna TherrianAssociate Professor of NursingFinlandia Universityjohnna.therrian@finlandia.edu906-487-7322
Jan WoodbeckAdministrative Assistant, NursingFinlandia Universityjan.woodbeck@finlandia.edu906-487-7305
Louise KauppinenAdjunct Instructor for Health SciencesFinlandia
Lori Sullivan
Lori SullivanInterim Chair, Nursing; Director RN to BSN Program; Associate ProfessorFinlandia Universitylori.sullivan@finlandia.edu906-487-7333
Mark MironAssociate Professor, NursingFinlandia Universitymark.miron@finlandia.edu906-487-7247
Nicole PolakowskiAdministrative Coordinator for Clinical Education, PTAFinlandia 487-7372
Pam BorsumAdjunct InstructorFinlandia 369-3994
Pam BrownPTA Program Chair/Assistant ProfessorFinlandia Universitypam.brown@finlandia.edu906-487-7368
Paula RothAssistant Professor, NursingFinlandia 487-7355
Ryan BessoloAssistant Professor, NursingFinlandia Universityryan.bessolo@finlandia.edu906-487-7357
Theresa Rajala-HalseyAssistant Professor, NursingFinlandia Universitytheresa.rajalahalsey@finlandia.edu906-487-7332


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