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Student Spotlight: Casey Galey

Casey Allen Galey has served in the U.S. Army for over 18 years, and among other honors and awards is the recipient of a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, three Bronze Star Medals, four Good Conduct Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Assistance Award, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. As a former 18D (Special Forces Medical Sergeant), he…

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October 28, 2021 |
How to Find a Public Health Practicum Site

How to Find a Public Health Practicum Site

Every MPH student must complete a practice experience, but finding a practicum site can be a challenge. In this post, Dr. Titilola Balogun to discuss best practices in finding a practicum site that fits your professional goals. Begin with the end in mind The number one piece of advice when thinking about your practicum placement is to think about what…

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October 26, 2021 |
How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

Online communication can be complicated. In order to help students and instructors, here are a few tried-and-true tactics and tips for communicating efficiently and successfully via technology. Each instructor has their own individual preferences about the following guidelines, so when in doubt, ask your instructor about their online communication preferences. We’re all on the same team Instructors want their students…

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October 25, 2021 |
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Developing a Time Management Plan for Online Graduate Study

Developing a time management plan is important because grad school is a serious time commitment, and a written time management plan will help you balance the demands on your time. The majority of UNE Online students have full-time jobs in addition to their coursework – so in order to fit everything in, time must be handled efficiently. For the most…

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October 22, 2021 |
Professionalism and Etiquette: Netiquette in Online Graduate Courses

Professionalism and Etiquette: Netiquette in Online Graduate Courses

It is important to recognize that the online classroom is, in fact, a classroom, and certain behaviors are expected when you communicate with both your peers and your instructors. Writing will be your primary means of communication in your online courses. You may be assigned videos and screencast presentation projects on occasion, but these mediums will also expect you to…

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October 18, 2021 |
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Networking for Success: Tips for UNE Online Students

Research has shown that establishing personal links through networking can give you a professional boost. Networking activities are a key tool for strengthening your position in your field and have proven to have tangibly positive career implications for participants. In this post, you will find tips for networking for success, how to build your networking skills, and how to put…

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October 14, 2021 |
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UNE Delivers High-Quality Education Through Assessment

Assessment is a guarantee of quality. At the heart of it, assessment is a simple concept: It is about being able to measure the results of student learning to make sure that we are delivering on our promises of educational excellence. Recently I spoke with Dr. Richard Parent, UNE Online’s former Director of Assessment, about the role of Assessment as…

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October 2, 2021 |
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Online Office Hours - How To Use Them To Your Advantage

Online office hours are one of the most powerful resources in an instructor-led learning environment. This post is an overview of what to expect during office hours, why office hours are an important aspect of online graduate education, and how to prepare for a session.  We encourage you to reach out right from the beginning of your course and make…

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October 1, 2021 |
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The Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) Credential

A Certified Nutrition Specialist is an advanced nutrition professional who is proficient in science-based advanced medical nutrition therapy, education, and research. Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS) are in demand Increased awareness of the need for proper nutrition has created an increase in demand for skilled nutrition professionals such as Certified Nutrition Specialists. A CNS not only provides care for patients with…

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September 29, 2021 |
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Student Spotlight: Tracy Hirst, MSW Program

Tracy Hirst is the Director of Social Services at a nursing home in Maine. Here, she talks about how the UNE Online SOS field experience model has given the skills that help in her day-to-day job and has also allowed her to gain skills to advance her career. Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue…

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September 28, 2021 |
What is healthcare informatics

What is Healthcare Informatics?

Healthcare informatics influences healthcare delivery, management, and planning, with the goal of improving clinical outcomes, lowering the cost of care, and bettering the patient and provider experience. It is the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, and application of technology-based healthcare innovations. Health informatics is known by several different names. The field is also popularly referred to as clinical informatics,…

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September 27, 2021 |
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Student Spotlight: Ashley Bennink, SPHP Program

Ashley Bennink is living in Spain, and working as a professor of Linguistics at the University of Oviedo in Asturias, Spain. She is taking online science prerequisite courses at UNE Online to get into Physician Assistant (PA) school, in order to eventually change professions and become a PA. Here, she talks about why she chose UNE, how her classes are…

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September 22, 2021 |
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Healthcare Analytics: Harnessing Big Data for Improved Outcomes

This post covers the topic of healthcare analytics and explores questions such as ‘What is healthcare analytics?’ – ‘How does healthcare analytics improve the quality of patient outcomes?’ – ‘How does healthcare analytics improve diagnoses?’ …and more – all related to healthcare and big data.  What is healthcare analytics? Healthcare analytics transforms data into actionable insights. It is the process…

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September 13, 2021 |
Accelerated RDN to MS in Applied Nutrition Pathway

NEW Accelerated Pathway: RDN to MSAN

The University of New England is excited to present a brand new pathway for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to earn their Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (MSAN) 100% online. Current RDNs will now be eligible to earn their master’s degree more quickly than the traditional pathway. Provide your RDN license, earn your MSAN more quickly This new accelerated pathway…

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September 10, 2021 |
Application for UNE Online Graduate School

4 Application Mistakes to Avoid - What to Do Instead

A successful graduate school application requires that you put your best foot forward. Here, Director of Online Admissions, Nicole Lindsay,  highlights four types of mistakes that she sees on a regular basis, and how to avoid them.  1. Don’t use personal references Think about what UNE is trying to achieve through this application process. The application committee is trying to…

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September 9, 2021 |
Kenyatta Stephens, PhD

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kenyatta Stephens, PhD

Dr. Kenyatta W. Stephens, CEO of SAPHE Consulting Group, LLC, is an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online. She is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist with years of advanced training and professional experience in diverse public health areas including disease surveillance, bioterrorism preparedness, epidemic/outbreak management, and HIV/AIDS research. Her current work surrounds the resurgence of…

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September 8, 2021 |
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Alumni Spotlight: Lynn Montgomery MSEd '20

Lynn Montgomery, MSEd ’20, is a kindergarten teacher heavily involved in teacher leadership and the new teacher mentoring program at her school. She decided to pursue her MSEd because she felt that it was the next step in her career. She also wanted to understand more about the inner workings of school leadership in order to gain a deeper understanding…

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August 26, 2021 |
NEW Online Prerequisite Courses in Anthropology, Microeconomics, Sociology

NEW Online Prerequisite Courses in Anthropology, Microeconomics, Sociology

UNE Online is pleased to announce the launch of three new prerequisite courses: Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Microeconomics, and Introduction to Sociology. These courses are now available for registration. Our Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) are 100% online courses that are popular with students who may need one or two courses to fill a gap in their transcript. These…

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August 11, 2021 |
Brittany Brown, Master of Healthcare Administration program at UNE

Student Spotlight: Brittany Brown, Healthcare Administration Program

Brittany Brown is a student in the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. Here, she talks about her love of leadership, why she chose to get her MHA, and why she feels that having an MHA gives her an edge.  Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your Master of Healthcare Administration? I was born…

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August 11, 2021 |
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Student Spotlight: Mark Nolan, SPHP Program

Mark Nolan is a student in the Science Prerequisites program, taking an online medical biochemistry course at an accelerated pace to fulfill a prerequisite and enter a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to take this course? I’m a non-traditional student, finally realizing a goal and a dream that I’ve had…

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August 5, 2021 |
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Alumni Spotlight: LaToya Bryant, MSW

LaToya Bryant is an alumna of the MSW program here at UNE Online. Here, she talks about her social work career, why she feels that having her MSW makes her more marketable, and how her education prepared her for clinical work. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your Master of Social…

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August 4, 2021 |
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Spotlight: Rose Aitcheson, MPH

Rose Aitcheson received her MPH at UNE in May of 2021. She is currently employed as a Clinical Informatics Specialist within Primary Care Medicine and her goal is to apply for Physicians Assistant school. Here she talks about her time at UNE, and how she was able to positively impact her community through her APE and ILE experiences. Can you…

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July 22, 2021 |
Britni Pittman Student Spotlight Ed.D.

Spotlight: Britni Pittman, MSW, Ed.D. program

Ed.D. candidate Britni Pittman earned her MSW at UNE Online and has now chosen to continue at UNE to get a terminal degree.  Read about Britni, her academic journey, and how enrolling in the Ed.D. program led her to pursue a leadership capacity within her current job position. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and what encouraged…

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July 19, 2021 |