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||2018-2019||89%||78%||89%||97%|
college of health sciences News
News and Notes from Finlandia's College of Health Sciences
- December 18
FinnU Nursing ranked a top program in Michigan by Nursing Schools Almanac for second straight year
Finlandia University’s nursing program was ranked a top program in Michigan for the second year in a row by Nursing Schools Almanac. Nursing Schools Almanac evaluated over 3,000 schools on the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered, and student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure examination. From there, an overall score was applied and schools were ranked accordingly. FinnU came in at number 26 in the [...]
- December 16
Finlandia University named a 2020 Best Online Christian College
Finlandia University is pleased to announce it has been ranked as a top 2020 Best Online Christian College by OnlineU. Finlandia ranks number eight out of the top 25 in the nation. FinnU’s only online bachelor’s degree option is the RN-BSN program, which has won numerous accolades over the years including being named a 2020 Top Online College in Michigan and 2019 Most Affordable College by SR Education, and Top Ranked Online RN-BSN Program by [...]
- December 10
Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) Joins Finlandia’s Nursing Faculty
Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) recently joined Finlandia’s nursing faculty as an instructor. Helppi was the 2018 student representative for Finlandia and graduated Summa Laude from FinnU’s BSN program. She has been with the university since her graduation as a professional Nursing tutor, but has now joined the faculty. Her current duties include instructing the adult medical-surgical nursing course and clinical, and being a maternal-child clinical instructor.
“I am from all over,” said Helppi, about her childhood. “ [...]