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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 [...]

September 4, 2018

Nursing department launches new page

Nursing department launches new page

Finlandia University is pleased to unveil the newly rennovated Nursing page.

The page features more visuals and less text, and is geared more toward incoming and prospective students who are looking at FinnU’s Nursing program. The page also highlights the unique opportunities afforded to students such as no waiting list, a high number of lab and clinical hours, exceptional job placement and study abroad options.

“Finlandia nursing wants potential nursing students to have as much information regarding our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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June 4, 2018

Local health sciences students receive Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

Small communities need the support of its healers. With the Portage Health Foundation Scholarship, local students are given tuition aid to encourage them to go into the health sciences and in the hopes that they will remain in or return to the Upper Peninsula for their careers.

“We are trying to help the whole community become healthier,” said Mary Jo Munch, Portage Health Foundation Grants Management Coordinator. “We are hoping to give our young people a foundation to continue caring for [...]

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May 21, 2018

Finlandia nursing program awarded Towsley grant for new HAL simulation mannequin

Finlandia University’s nursing program just grew by one.

Not one person. One mannequin.

Thanks to a grant by the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation, FinnU’s nursing program was able to purchase a new state-of-the-art HAL S3000 simulation mannequin for students to practice on.

“Student will be able to practice on a mannequin before they work with patients,” said Johnna Therrian, Associate Professor and Chair of FinnU’s Nursing Program. “Eventually, we’ll have a camera [...]

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