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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 Data

ProgramYearsGraduation RateLicensure Pass Rates
1st time test-takers
Licensure Pass Rates
All time test-takers
Placement Rate
Nursing2016-201875%84%97%100%
Physical Therapist Assistant2018-201989%78%89%97%

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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
Fredi de YampertVice President for Academic Affairs; Dean, College of Health SciencesFinlandia Universityfredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu906-487-7301
Irina SergeyevaCoordinator, RN to BSN Program; Associate Professor, NursingFinlandia Universityirina.sergeyeva@finlandia.edu906-487-7354
Johnna TherrianAssociate Professor of NursingFinlandia Universityjohnna.therrian@finlandia.edu906-487-7322
Lori Sullivan
Lori SullivanNursing Program Chair; ProfessorFinlandia Universitylori.sullivan@finlandia.edu906-487-7333
Mark MironAssociate Professor, NursingFinlandia Universitymark.miron@finlandia.edu906-487-7247
MarnieAnn PolkkyAssistant Professor, Nursing Finlandia UniversityMarnie.Polkky@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7355
Melanie ThurmondPTA Program Director/Assistant InstructorFinlandia UniversityMelanie.Thurmond@finlandia.edu906-487-7368
Nicole PolakowskiDirector of Clinical Education, PTA, InstructorFinlandia Universitynicole.polakowski@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7372
Pam BorsumAdjunct InstructorFinlandia Universitypam.borsum@finlandia.edu(906) 369-3994
Theresa Rajala-HalseyAssistant Professor, NursingFinlandia Universitytheresa.rajalahalsey@finlandia.edu906-487-7332

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