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’s program ranked third in the state ahead of Madonna University.
“The Finlandia University online RN-BSN program provides a convenient and accessible route to earning the BSN for the working RN,” said Lori Sullivan, Director of the Online RN to BSN program. “At Finlandia, we recognize the challenge of balancing school with other commitments and have created a well-rounded program [...]
The Finlandia University College of Health Sciences is assisting in the fight against Covid-19 by donating supplies, usually reserved for class instruction, to local organizations. The CHS donated over 2800 gloves and 170 masks in addition to caps, gowns and hand sanitizer to Gardenview Assisted Living & Memory in Calumet as they work to protect their residents and staff.
“These supplies are so appreciative,” said Executive Director of Gardenview Adam Gill. “They will help us tremendously in continuing to [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]