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Tag Archive: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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 [...]

Chris Plourde
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 [...]

nurse practitioner
June 27, 2018

Finlandia helping to meet growing need for nurse practitioners

Finlandia University’s 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 [...]

Kelly Aho - RN-BSN
June 13, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Aho, BSN

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 [...]