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April 1, 2020

College of Health Sciences Donates PPE to Local Organization for Covid-19 Efforts

The Finlandia University College of Health Sciences is assisting in the fight against Covid-19 by donating supplies, usually reserved for class instruction, to local organizations. The CHS donated over 2800 gloves and 170 masks in addition to caps, gowns and hand sanitizer to Gardenview Assisted Living & Memory in Calumet as they work to protect their residents and staff.

“These supplies are so appreciative,” said Executive Director of Gardenview Adam Gill. “They will help us tremendously in continuing to [...]

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February 28, 2020

Closer Look at Nursing Families with Students, Elizabeth Hauglie and Courtney Mayo

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Meyers is joined by Finlandia University nursing students, junior Elizabeth Hauglie and sophomore Courtney Mayo to talk about Nursing Families.

The initiative titled, Nursing Families, is a new 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 [...]

Blood Drive 2020
February 3, 2020

FinnU Student Nurses’ Association Hosting Blood Drive Feb. 7

The Finlandia University Student Nurses’ Association (FUSNA), in association with the U.P. Regional Blood Center, is hosting its annual blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 7, in Finlandia Hall. The blood drive offers nursing students a great opportunity to develop their professional skills, while also providing an invaluable service to the community.

The Upper Peninsula has faced several blood shortages in recent months, so students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged [...]

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January 22, 2020

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.

Meier earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Finlandia before receiving her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Olivet Nazarene University.

“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 [...]

November 8, 2019

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.

“It is with great pride that I commend the nursing class of 2019 for their accomplishment,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr.

October 18, 2019

A Fin-LOVE-dia Story: Ethan, Ashley and baby Nash

On this weeks episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Devin O’Neill shares the news of his departure with one final episode. Today he is joined by Ethan, Ashley and Nash St. Germain. Ethan and Ashley share with O’Neill their Fin-LOVE-dia story on how they reconnected here at FinnU.

Both originally from Negaunee, MI and sharing the same friend group for years, the two parted ways when Ethan went to play junior hockey in the Wisconsin Dells. Over time Ethan came back [...]

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October 14, 2019

Finlandia Ranked as One of the Best Online Colleges in Michigan

Finlandia University has been named one of the 2020 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by SR Education Group.  The rankings were based on a combination of manually researched tuition, accreditation and PayScale salary data. Finlandia currently has one online program, the online RN-BSN program, which was ranked number 17 in the list of Best Online Michigan Colleges. 

“Finlandia’s online RN-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of the working RN,” [...]

April 4, 2019

Nursing Program Introducing Academic Families in Fall 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 [...]

August 6, 2018

Assistant Nursing Professor Ryan Bessolo earns MSN

Finlandia University assistant professor Ryan Bessolo, MSN-BSN-RN, always knew he wanted to advance his education in nursing.

Bessolo, a Calumet native and FinnU alumnus (’11), completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing from Western Governor’s University this year. With the new degree, Bessolo is promoted from instructor to assistant professor.

“I enjoyed being a bedside nurse and wanted to pursue an advanced degree in nursing to further help develop the profession of nursing in the future through leadership and education,” Bessolo [...]

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July 18, 2018

RN-BSN Student Spotlight: Chris Plourde

For Chris Plourde, a nursing supervisor at Norlite Nursing Center and Rehab, the opportunity to pursue her online bachelor’s of science in nursing was a long time coming. This summer, Plourde enrolled in Finlandia University’s online RN-BSN program.

“It’s always been a goal,” she said. “I’ve had setbacks along the way, but the online program is perfect because then I can work and be with my kids and still obtain my goal.”

She credits the easy application process [...]

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