(906) DAY!

Celebrating the Upper Peninsula

On Wednesday, September 6, Lake Superior State University is participating in 906 Day, which is a very special day set aside to celebrate the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This year we hope to raise $5,000 in support of the School of Nursing and Simulation Center from Wednesday, September 6 through Sunday, September 10. Any additional donations made through this link will be included in the total amount raised.

What is The School of Nursing?

The nursing program at LSSU offers a challenging and rewarding program of study that reflects the standards of professional nursing. This program prepares students to make judgments and carry out nursing care based on critical thinking and research-based knowledge to facilitate disease prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration, and rehabilitation. This program offers unique opportunities such as studying abroad and other international clinicals.

In this program, students will assess patient health problems and needs, develop, and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

LSSU nurses are employed by all major health systems in Michigan, the U.S. armed services, health services in Ontario, even at the Mayo Clinic. The majority of graduates work worldwide as Registered Nurses (around 90% pass the RN exam the first time) and assume leadership positions in public and private healthcare systems.

What are some career choices students are prepared for?

  • Flight and Military Nursing
  • Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Large Emergency Departments
  • Medical/Surgical Hospital Units
  • Obstetrical and Pediatric Care
  • Oncology and Hemodialysis Care
  • School Health and Population/Public Health

How can I help?

Making a gift to this year’s 906 Day Fund, in any amount that is meaningful to you, will support the LSSU School of Nursing in continuing to provide an immersive learning environment using clinical simulation for the enhancement of education and practice in the healthcare setting.

What Some of Our Nursing Alumni Have to Say!

“LSSU emphasized evidence-based, hands-on practice and learning. I started IVs, inserted NG tubes, and initiated a Foley catheter under the supervision of my clinical instructor – training that other universities don’t necessarily provide, I later discovered. I also enjoyed the planned clinical situations at the state-of-the-art Simulations Center. LSSU taught me to delve into patient-centered care and holistic approaches to nursing care, which improved my patient care and their clinical outcomes.”

Omega Hang ’16, RNSt. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital, Progressive Care Unit

“I wouldn’t have gone to any other school for nursing. Lake State’s nursing program not only prepared me in becoming a nurse but also challenged me and allowed me to grow as a person. This is a nursing program that truly wants you to succeed. The Dean of Nursing and Kathy Berchem did everything they could to allow me to come back to the program after having a stroke, and I will be forever grateful for that and this nursing program!”

Anna Elenbaas, BSN ’18Saint Mary’s Mercy Health, Hauenstein Neurosciences unit

“I chose Lake State Nursing because it has an excellent program at an affordable cost, with a ton of scholarships available, and with less competitions compared to other state universities. The small class sizes allow for great in-class discussions and robust relations with professors. I love the camaraderie and respect with students and faculty.”

Kirk Smallegan ’21