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Feeling the love at Fin-LOVE-dia
February 15, 2019

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day special of Finlandia Fridays

Finlandia Fridays is feeling the love this week. Dubbed “Fin-LOVE-dia” Fridays for the Valentine’s Day special, students Tyler Kangas and Zuleiki Wight visited to share their “Fin-LOVE-dia” story.

Kangas is a senior nursing student from Manistique. Captain of the football team, Kangas is also a resident assistant (RA). Originally starting his college career at Northern Michigan, Kangas heard of FinnU’s nursing program and the new football team, which led to his transfer. Being a part of the [...]

January 24, 2019

Alumna Kathleen Harmon (’86) named Chief Clinical Officer of PatientSafe Solutions

PatientSafe Solutions, an innovation leader in mobile Clinical Communication & Collaboration (CC&C) solutions, announced today that Kathleen Harmon, MS, RN, CENP (’86) has joined the company as Chief Clinical Officer. Bringing more than 30 years of nursing and executive experience to PatientSafe, Harmon will be responsible for setting the clinical vision for the company. Her unique, holistic and outcomes-driven approach will help transform care delivery through mobility initiatives that can improve an organization’s financial health, [...]

December 20, 2018

Leading the Pride stays close to home with Robin Meneguzzo, NP (’11)

Leading the Pride keeps it close to home this month with local alumna, Robin Meneguzzo, NP (‘11).  Meneguzzo is a Hancock native who graduated from FinnU with a degree in nursing. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree online from the University of Cincinnati. She currently works as a nurse practitioner at Aspirus Keweenaw and is at the forefront of enhancing patient care for those in the Upper Peninsula with her focus on [...]

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 [...]

August 6, 2018

Assistant Nursing Professor Ryan Bessolo earns MSN

Finlandia University assistant professor Ryan Bessolo, MSN-BSN-RN, always knew he wanted to advance his education in nursing.

Bessolo, a Calumet native and FinnU alumnus (’11), completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing from Western Governor’s University this year. With the new degree, Bessolo is promoted from instructor to assistant professor.

“I enjoyed being a bedside nurse and wanted to pursue an advanced degree in nursing to further help develop the profession of nursing in the future through leadership and education,” Bessolo [...]

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 [...]

nurse practitioner
June 27, 2018

Finlandia helping to meet growing need for nurse practitioners

Finlandia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is helping to fill the growing demand for nurse practitioners in the workforce.

“Finlandia’s nursing program, which is an accredited bachelor’s degree nursing program, has a rigorous curriculum and large number of clinical hours that prepare our graduates for advanced degrees in nursing,” said Finlandia’s Nursing Department Chair Johnna Therrian. “For many of our students, obtaining their nurse practitioner (NP) license is their goal when they’re done.”

Obtaining a BSN from Finlandia [...]

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 [...]

HAL
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 [...]