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 Data
|Program||Years||Graduation Rate||Licensure Pass Rates|
1st time test-takers
|Licensure Pass Rates|
All time test-takers
|Physical Therapist Assistant||2016-2018||88%||NA||84%||97%|
college of health sciences News
News and Notes from Finlandia's College of Health Sciences
- January 22
Nursing Alumna Melissa Meier (’09) joins Hospitalist Team at UPHS-Portage
Finlandia University alumna Melissa Meier (’09), MSN, APRN, NC-C, CCRN accepted a new position at UP Health System-Portage with its Hospitalist Team.
“I knew for a long time that I wanted to be a nurse,” Meier said. “I enjoy learning about the patient to help them in their time of need and how I can [...]
- December 20
Sherry Wyeth leads Health Sciences Admissions
Sherry Wyeth joined the Finlandia University’s College of Health and Science recruitment staff this past semester. Her expertise in building relationships translates directly to university admissions work.
“The physical therapy assistants and nursing Finlandia graduates that I worked with professionally were some of my favorite peers; I’d like to be apart of bringing more of them into the healthcare world, ” said Wyeth.
Sherry earned her bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a concentration in Psychology from Fort Hays State [...]
- November 8
Nursing Class of 2019 Celebrates 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate
Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates from the class of 2019 are celebrating a 100 percent first time pass rate of their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This is the second time in four years a graduating class has achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the notoriously difficult exam.