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Upper Great Lakes hires 2007 nursing alum Jenny Bausano, NP

June 18, 2019

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) recently announced Jenny (Niileksela) Bausano (’07), Nurse Practitioner (NP), has been hired to join their team of family medicine providers at the Lake Linden Family Health Center.

Jenny Bausano Nurse PractitionerBausano was born in Hancock, and grew up in Chandler, Arizona. She relocated to the Copper Country during high school and graduated from Hancock Central High. Bausano earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Finlandia University. She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Jenny looks forward to providing patient-centered care, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention while partnering with her patients in shared decision making.

“I feel it is important for patients to be involved in their care,” Bausano said. “I value building relationships and caring for the whole person in their unique circumstances. She enjoys the variety of health conditions encountered in a primary care practice, including managing acute and chronic conditions as well as providing preventive care. She is welcoming patients of all ages into her practice.

Jenny Bausano lives in Laurium with her husband and two daughters (ages 6 and 9). They enjoy the seasons the U.P. has to offer and love to spend their free time exploring the Keweenaw and traveling. She appreciates living in such a close-knit community and looks forward to providing primary care services and helping to keep patients in the community healthy.

Bausano is the latest example of Finlandia University helping to meet the growing need for nurse practitioners in our community. Across the country, the demand for primary health care professionals is increasing at a rapid pace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse practitioners will see job growth of 36 percent from 2016-2026. The average percent change in employment for all occupations in that time is expected to be seven percent, making the nursing field one of the fastest growing occupations.

The career path for any NP starts with a bachelors degree in nursing, a program available at FinnU. Finlandia is home to one of the only nursing programs statewide where students can jump right in instead of being put on a wait list.

Portions of this were republished with permission from Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center.

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