MarnieAnn M. Polkky

MarnieAnn M. Polkky


  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Nursing, Biological Sciences
  • MS, Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2019
  • BS, Nursing, Finlandia University, 2015


As a first-generation college student having an eclectic education in veterinary, holistic, and human medicine, I came to nursing later in life. A graduate of Finlandia University’s BSN program in 2015, led me into my career as a staff registered nurse at Aspirus Laurium Hospital on the medical/surgical unit and quickly realized an interest in teaching after orientating new staff nurses. I began as a clinical instructor for Gogebic Community College in 2017 and completed my masters in nursing education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2019. As an Assistant Professor at Finlandia University from 2019-2023, I’ve gained experience in teaching clinical for all nursing levels and health assessment and pathophysiology courses. I am thrilled to step into the role as the medical/surgical professor where my career began and am passionate to guide nursing students towards their exciting future in healthcare.

Professional Memberships

Teaching Interests

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Clinical Instructor