Finlandia University has been announced as the winner of the Yooper U’s Beat the Flu Competition. The inaugural “Fight the Flu” competition is hosted by the Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health to determine which of the four Upper Peninsula universities could get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu. FinnU took the title for the 2020-21 academic year [...]
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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 will be hosting #CrushCOVIDWeek on campus from April 5-9 in the hopes of getting more students, faculty, and staff signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations.
“The first week in April marks the beginning of vaccine eligibility for many of our traditional students, something many of them have been looking forward to for months,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett. “After such a challenging academic year, we want to celebrate this milestone and also raise awareness on the safety and importance [...]
The Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) will be hosting a Blood Drive on March 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew. Donors will go to the Chapel to complete paperwork and check vital signs before donating in the bloodmobile, which will be parked in the Old Main parking lot.
The FUSNA is partnering with UP Health Systems Regional Blood Center to sponsor the event.
There is currently a shortage of donated [...]
Update 2/25: The scholarship deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 10. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
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 Thursday, March 10.
The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. Students who want to be considered for renewal [...]
Finlandia University’s nursing program was ranked a top program in Michigan for the second year in a row by Nursing Schools Almanac. Nursing Schools Almanac evaluated over 3,000 schools on the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered, and student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure examination. From there, an overall score was applied and schools were ranked accordingly. FinnU came in at number 26 in the [...]
Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) recently joined Finlandia’s nursing faculty as an instructor. Helppi was the 2018 student representative for Finlandia and graduated Summa Laude from FinnU’s BSN program. She has been with the university since her graduation as a professional Nursing tutor, but has now joined the faculty. Her current duties include instructing the adult medical-surgical nursing course and clinical, and being a maternal-child clinical instructor.
“I am from all over,” said Helppi, about her childhood. “ [...]
Jari Juntti is a freshman Nursing major at from Hancock, Mich. Below is a piece written by him about how much Finlandia scholarships have helped him pursue his degree.
My name is Jari Juntti. I was born in New York and have lived in Florida, Michigan, and Tennessee. Our family moved to Hancock, Mich., the summer before my first grade year. My dad was born and raised in Marquette, and he wanted to come back to the U.P. I attended [...]
The following article was originally published in the Fall 2020 edition of Finlandia University’s Alumni & Friends magazine, the Bridge. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please fill out this form.“I just wanted to do more, and do it now.”
This was the sentiment shared by Ray Hirvonen in spring of 2018 when he pledged to support Finlandia’s health science programs with a gift of $1,000,000 to the Finlandia Fund. Together with other [...]
Finlandia Fridays is back this week with a way for you to save three lives next Tuesday.
Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) President, Madelyn Ball, talks with Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers, about the upcoming Blood Drive on Oct. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.
“I’ve always encouraged just to try to donate because it’s so important,” said Ball, a senior nursing student from Hancock. “Even in my few clinical years and experiences, [...]