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 [...]
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 [...]
Finlandia University has been ranked among the 30 most affordable online bachelor’s in nursing degrees from private colleges by Best Degree Programs. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in August.
Finlandia University was ranked 26th. This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database. From a list of 158 private colleges and universities with an undergraduate tuition under $25,000 per year offering online bachelor’s in nursing or online RN-to-BSN degree [...]
Move forward with your nursing career by enrolling in our RN-BSN program
Working nurses are busy, busy people. Between odd hours, family life and the stresses of working in what’s often a life-and-death occupation, it can be hard to plan for advancing your career through education.
“We know first-hand because we’ve been there,” said Mark Miron, RN-BSN Program Director at Finlandia University. Miron worked as a nurse through earning his BSN and MSN online. “The struggle is real. It’s part [...]
Schoology brings innovative options including mobile app
With the new school year comes a new online platform for Finlandia University. The university is moving its online courses and online resources used in traditional courses, to Schoology, a state-of-the-art learning management system.
“Schoology is going to provide us with many more options in how we deliver course content, such as embedded video communication capabilities,” said Mark Miron, Program Director for Finlandia’s RN-BSN program, which is available 100 [...]
This month’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on Lynnette Hokenson – a graduate of Finlandia University’s nursing program. Hokenson is now working at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona. She serves in the Oncology and Renal Unit there. In this question-and-answer session, she talks about her experience as a nursing student and NCAA Division III athlete at Finlandia, and what life is like as a nurse in an area where most of her patients speak a language [...]
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 [...]
As a nursing school, it’s important for Finlandia to continue to evolve its offerings to make sure students are provided the opportunities they need. That was the thought when the university created a RN-BSN program in the early 2000s, and it’s the thought that keeps that program going strong today in its latest evolution: the university’s first fully accredited 100 percent online program.
In this week’s edition of Finlandia Fridays, the RN-BSN program is explored with Program Director Mark [...]
$15,000 Price Guarantee – no matter how many credits are needed
Finlandia University has long been known for the strong reputation of its nursing program, and the program is now offering a new affordable RN-BSN pricing structure. Students beginning during the 2016-17 academic year are receiving a $15,000 Price Guarantee to advance their associates degree to a bachelor’s degree. This includes those who started in September, as well as those who start in January and May.