July 18, 2018
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 [...]
June 27, 2018
Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is helping to fill the growing demand for nurse practitioners in the workforce.
“Finlandia’s nursing program, which is an accredited bachelor’s degree nursing program, has a rigorous curriculum and large number of clinical hours that prepare our graduates for advanced degrees in nursing,” said Finlandia’s Nursing Department Chair
Johnna Therrian. “For many of our students, obtaining their nurse practitioner (NP) license is their goal when they’re done.”
Obtaining a BSN from Finlandia [...]
June 13, 2018
Kelly Aho dreamed of advancing her career through the online RN-BSN program. After graduating in December 2017, she earned a promotion.
When Kelly Aho (’94, ’17) first came to Suomi College in the 1990s, she wanted to be a teacher.
She graduated as an RN instead.
“I decided that nursing is very much like teaching,” said Aho. “You do a lot of patient education, and I like being with patients and their families helping them navigate their healthcare.”
Now the unit manager of surgical [...]