UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital has a long history providing education for the Dubuque community and hospital nurses. The Finley Hospital School of Nursing (FHSN) was established in 1896 and was one of the first six nursing schools in the state. It provided a three-year course of study and remained that way until May 1987, when it graduated its last nursing class.
Today, Finley Hospital still has an active FHSN alumni organization that provides support for the education of nurses, including scholarships. Finley Hospital hosts students for internships and job shadows in a variety of disciplines and more recently has introduced a nurse residency program.