Finlandia University alumna, Jan Bigalke, recently accepted the role as Principal at Ludington Area Catholic School. She earned an associate degree in nursing from Suomi College and has more than 16 years of experience working as a registered nurse. After getting her associates from Suomi College, Bigalke earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Ferris State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton.
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Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences will have a new home in time for the Fall 2020 semester. After nearly a decade, renovations on the old Hancock High School building on Quincy Street finally commenced at the beginning of the year. After a slight delay due to the Covid-19 outbreak, construction has resumed this summer and the [...]
Finlandia University has been listed as one of the Top 30 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan according to Nursing Schools Almanac.
“The success of the Finlandia nursing program displays the combination of several factors,” said Assistant Professor Irina Sergeyeva. “First of all, our small college-based community is located in a place where local businesses are collaborating to provide the best experiences for our students. Nursing students have the opportunity to learn and practice their skills right by the [...]
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 [...]
Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA between 3.00 to 3.49 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. Application deadline for the scholarship is Wednesday, March 11.
The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. Students who want to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year, and will be given equal consideration with other candidates.
Candidates for The Samuel L. [...]
On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by senior Jayson Dahlquist and administrative coordinator for clinical education, Nicole Polakowski. The group discussed the new PTA 2+2 program that allows students to receive their associate’s degree in PTA and continue on to receive their bachelor’s in Liberal Studies. With this program students the opportunity to move on a Doctor of Physical Therapy program if they choose.
“The 2+2 came about because of students like [...]
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 [...]
Finlandia University alumna Melissa Meier (’09), MSN, APRN, NC-C, CCRN accepted a new position at UP Health System-Portage with its Hospitalist Team.
“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 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 [...]
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,” [...]