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MTU nursing degree ready to launch

HOUGHTON, MI— Michigan Tech’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission.

That means the accreditation and approval process required to fully implement the program is complete.

The degree was created to rehome Finlandia University’s nursing program after FinnU closed in May.

Andrew Storer is Tech’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. He says the program has received widespread support and Finlandia faculty, staff and students who made the transition to Tech for the fall 2023 semester have been warmly welcomed.

Storer says the new degree program gives local students an opportunity to pursue that career path without leaving the area.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.