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Nursing Program Introducing Academic Families in Fall 2019

April 4, 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 new incoming students feel supported in their journey,” Assistant Professor of Nursing Irina Sergeyeva said.

Junior level students are some of the best sources for asking questions since they have gained experience in and out of the classroom.

“Nursing students receive a lot of new information, have to stay organized and structure their day effectively,” said Sergeyeva. “Characteristics like those are important for successful academic performance as well as in the professional field.”

The new tradition will allow nursing students the opportunity to support each other on their mutual educational experience at Finlandia and beyond.

To find out more about Finlandia’s nursing program visit finlandia.edu/nursing.

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