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Meier nursing alum
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 [...]

Sherry Wyeth
December 20, 2019

Sherry Wyeth leads Health Sciences Admissions

Sherry Wyeth joined the Finlandia University’s College of Health and Science recruitment staff this past semester. Her expertise in building relationships translates directly to university admissions work.

“The physical therapy assistants and nursing Finlandia graduates that I worked with professionally were some of my favorite peers; I’d like to be apart of bringing more of them into the healthcare world, ” said Wyeth. 

Sherry earned her bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a concentration in Psychology from Fort Hays State [...]

Best Online
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,” [...]

July 24, 2019

Finlandia Ranked as One of the Best Online RN-BSN Programs in Michigan

 

Finlandia University’s Online RN-BSN program has been named one of 2019 – Best Online RN-BSN Programs in Michigan by Registered Nursing.

FinnU’s program ranked second in the State just ahead of Oakland University and just behind the University of Michigan – Flint.

Registered Nursing findings were based on a number of factors that Finlandia’s program provides; including the fact that students work at their own pace, with faculty assistance and individualized plans, many are able to complete the [...]

Brigitte LaPointe Leading the Pride
July 3, 2019

PTA alumna, Brigitte LaPointe (’07), talks career success, sports on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back and talking with Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Brigitte LaPointe (’07). LaPointe is originally from Baraga where she grew up in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She ultimately came to Finlandia to study in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and play for the women’s basketball team.

Following her passion for health and wellness, LaPointe also serves on the

May 28, 2019

Finlandia University Online RN-BSN Program Recognized for Affordability

Finlandia University has been named in the top 10 of the 2019 Most Affordable Online Christian Colleges for the online RN-to-BSN program by SR Education Group.

“SR Education Group has been publishing rankings of online colleges since 2009 and awarding scholarships since 2010. We pride ourselves on thorough research and fair assessment of all available online programs, with the hopes of helping students make educated decisions when choosing an online degree,” SR Education Group representative Adria Vaughn [...]

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May 28, 2019

Applications now open for 2019-20 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship at Finlandia University

The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications.

“Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services, and herself a graduate of Calumet High School. “We will have at least two open scholarships in this program, which is unique in that [...]

March 4, 2019

Finlandia Nursing Students Fundraising to Study Abroad in England

During the summer of 2019 six Finlandia University students will travel to London to explore and compare the chronic disease management models and methods used in the USA and UK.

Students will visit healthcare facilities to learn about strategies used to improve health of chronically ill populations. They will also visit Oxford City to explore the influence of research done by Oxford University in this field.

To help these students with the cost of their program, the Finlandia nursing students are [...]

February 11, 2019

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Page Updated

Finlandia University’s physical therapist assistant (PTA) program is the latest recipient of an updated academic program page.

Much like previously updated academic program pages, the physical therapist assistant program page is geared more toward incoming and prospective students. The updated page features videos highlighting the program from the perspective of faculty and alumni. There is also an emphasis placed on visuals throughout the page, showing visitors what to expect from the PTA program.

The completion of the physical therapist assistant [...]

November 9, 2018

Finlandia nursing welcomes back Assistant Professor Cindy Blake, NP

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Cindy Blake, NP, to its nursing faculty as an assistant professor. Blake previously worked at Finlandia as an assistant professor of nursing from 2002 to 2005.

“It is wonderful to have Cindy back with our nursing program,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Fredi de Yampert. “I’ve known and worked with Cindy for years. The students will benefit greatly from her vast nursing experiences and caring personality. She will be an asset to [...]