Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) recently joined Finlandia’s nursing faculty as an instructor. Helppi was the 2018 student representative for Finlandia and graduated Summa Laude from FinnU’s BSN program. She has been with the university since her graduation as a professional Nursing tutor, but has now joined the faculty. Her current duties include instructing the adult medical-surgical nursing course and clinical, and being a maternal-child clinical instructor.
“I am from all over,” said Helppi, about her childhood. “ [...]
Soon-to-be nursing graduate Alison Patchel visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experience at Finlandia, as well as her plans for the future. Patchel is originally from Marysville, a town in the Southeastern part of Michigan. She loves living in the Copper Country because of her love for the outdoors, and said the best time to be in the Copper Country is the summer, when so many students unfortunately decide to go home.
For nearly three million Americans, the nursing profession is a life-supporting trade, both financially for themselves, and for the patients nurses care for. A universal nursing certificate that can provide high job placement across the nation and requires only two years of school is a hard bargain to pass up. Times are changing, however, as education demands for nurses have been increasing over recent years.
Traditionally, hospitals required only a two-year degree in Nursing (RN), but the benefits of achieving a [...]