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Artsiom Arty Puntus
April 8, 2022

The International Student Experience with Arty Puntus

Senior nursing major Arty Puntus is an international student from Belarus that currently serves as Finlandia University’s Student Senate President, a Student Ambassador with the Admissions Office, ALD Honors Society Member, the V.P. of FinnU’s Student Nurses Association and an Orientation Leader. Pausing his busy schedule for a few moments of reflection, Puntus joins Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his journey as an international student at Finlandia, why he chose FinnU, his experience in the [...]

SNA Pancake Breakfast Poster 2022
March 29, 2022

Student Nurses Association hosting 2022 breakfast benefit April 2 for Omega House

The Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 2 at Gloria Dei Church in Hancock from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Omega House in Houghton. Similar to 2021, the event will be curbside pick-up only.

Tickets will be available upon arrival for a $5 donation per person. Patrons are asked to park in the back of the building, remain in their car and an SNA [...]

Haley Wright SNA Blood Drive
March 25, 2022

Student Nurses Association president presents 20th annual benefit for Omega House

Finlandia University’s Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) is celebrating its 20th annual benefit for Omega House on April 2. What began in 2002 as a spaghetti dinner has become one of the most popular pancake breakfasts in the Western U.P.

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, senior nursing student and Student Nurses Association president Haley Wright joins the show to talk about the upcoming benefit breakfast that has raised more than $25,000 for Omega House.

“They are a hospice house, so people [...]

Hirvonen Hall
March 15, 2022

Finlandia College of Health Sciences announces plans for Towsley Foundation Grant

Since 1998, the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation has partnered with Finlandia University in providing instrumental funding toward technology and equipment. The Foundation’s most recent expression came as a five-year $220,000 grant to provide a robust, state-of-the-art healthcare education for FinnU College of Health Sciences students at their new facility.

The project started with renovations made to the former Hancock Public Schools building, now named Hirvonen Hall in recognition of the lifetime legacy of leadership and generosity [...]

Best Online Colleges in Michigan in 2022 Badge
January 31, 2022

FinnU online degrees receive national, state recognition

Hancock, MIIntelligent.com, a trusted resource for online and on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included Finlandia University in its list of programs assessed for 2022. Their annual research identified and assessed 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost and reputation.

Finlandia ranked #15 for Best Online Colleges in Michigan in 2022 while receiving the Best Student-to-Faculty Ratio award. The research for this list compared nearly 200 [...]

Hirvonen Hall
October 21, 2021

Finlandia halves price of top ranked Online RN-BSN program

Western Upper Peninsula’s only accredited BSN program, the Online RN-BSN completion track, just became even more affordable at Finlandia University. 

For busy nurses looking to advance their careers, budgeting for an RN-BSN program should be the least of their worries. Finlandia is making that part easier by lowering the price of its Online RN-BSN program to $7,500. 

The $7,500 price tag includes all of a student’s tuition and fees, whether that is as low as 30 or as many as 48 [...]

Renee ONeill
October 7, 2021

O’Neill begins as assistant nursing professor for College of Health Sciences

Renee O’Neill has joined the Hirvonen College of Health Sciences faculty as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. O’Neill earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Webster University in St. Louis and her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. This will be her first year teaching at the university level and she looks forward to getting to know the other staff and students during the fall semester. 

“I am excited to be starting [...]

Finlandia Nursing
September 24, 2021

Michigan Army National Guard, WUPHD, and Finlandia Nursing team up to support U.P. healthcare workers, encourage vaccine and testing

On Sept. 28, Finlandia will be hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The event is open to the public, vaccinated or unvaccinated, with antigen test results available within 15 minutes. Members of the Michigan Army National Guard, Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and Finlandia Nursing program will all be on-site to assist and administer tests and vaccines.

Leonard D. Uller, Major, USAF, MI Army National [...]

September 3, 2021

Finlandia hires new Assistant Professor of Nursing

Aliina Radcliff has joined Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. Radcliff has a strong background in the field with 36 years of nursing experience, the majority of that experience in the operating room and preoperative services.

“I have a strong background in the specialty of Orthopedics as a private nurse and surgical assistant, with a focus on Total Joint Replacement and Revision, sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma,” Radcliff said. “I also have extensive [...]

April 26, 2021

FinnU nursing students, faculty and alumni aid in fight against COVID

Nursing student David Carlson

While most people hunkered down in their homes last spring at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Finlandia nursing faculty began looking for opportunities to get students involved in the (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

“Everyone was excited to jump in and help, and that is just the role given and handed when we take this nursing career on,” said Professor of Nursing MarnieAnn Polkky

One of the bigger challenges to overcome was identifying a clinical opportunity [...]

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