Unlock a Rewarding Career in Social Work

Start Your Journey with the University of New England Online The term “social work” is familiar to most Americans, but the field itself is not often particularly well understood. Exploring some of the more interesting facts about social workers is a helpful way to gain insight into their day-to-day realities and impact. As we consider some surprising things about social…

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July 11, 2024 |

Your Pathway to Making a Difference with UNE Online

Discover the Vital and Rewarding World of Public Health: Your Pathway to Making a Difference with UNE Online In an ever-changing world, the field of public health stands as a pillar of stability and hope, dedicated to preventing disease and promoting wellness in communities. Public health professionals work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our societies are safe, healthy, and…

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June 28, 2024 |

Elevate Your Career with the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Program from UNE Online

An Overview of the DCN Program The Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) at the University of New England (UNE) Online is designed to propel Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) into advanced positions in nutrition practice, research, leadership, and academia. This innovative 48-credit program is delivered entirely online, providing flexibility for working professionals and a clear, structured path to degree completion in…

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May 31, 2024 |

Why Take Summer Accelerated Courses?

Taking online courses this summer is an investment in your education and your future self. Remember: every step forward, no matter how small, gets you closer to your dreams. Seize this opportunity to take accelerated online courses this summer with UNE Online to ignite your passion, expand your knowledge, and unlock new possibilities. Your future self will thank you!  Here…

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May 16, 2024 |

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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May 2, 2024 |

Master Self-Paced Learning: 4 Tips to Stay on Track in Your Self-Paced Online Course

The good news: students completely set their own pace. The bad news: students completely set their own pace. If you’ve found yourself on this blog, chances are you’re embarking on a self-paced online course journey with us. Navigating the realm of self-paced learning comes with its unique set of challenges and opportunities. While course flexibility is important for many who…

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April 2, 2024 |

Compassionate End-of-Life Care: End of Life Doula Certificate

The journey at the end of life is a deeply profound and emotional experience both for the individual and their loved ones. As our society embraces a more holistic approach to life and death, the role of an End-of-Life Doula has emerged as a beacon of comfort and support. This blog post will delve into the meaningful vocation of an…

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August 15, 2023 |

Change the World: Explore a Career in Global Health

We are excited to unveil our new Global Health focus area, which will allow students to learn about public health policies, programs, successes, and challenges worldwide from experts in the field. Students completing the program will be awarded a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. It covers emerging topics like One Health and pandemic preparedness that show the interconnectedness of…

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August 3, 2023 |

Embracing the Future of Education: Exploring the Benefits of Online Courses with UNE Online

In this rapidly evolving digital age, the world of education is experiencing a paradigm shift. Traditional classroom settings are no longer the sole source of knowledge acquisition. Instead, online courses have emerged as a powerful alternative, revolutionizing the way we learn. The University of New England (UNE) Online is at the forefront of this educational transformation, offering a comprehensive range…

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July 20, 2023 |

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Academic Regalia at Graduation, Explained

University commencements are exciting celebrations of student achievement, and they also provide faculty, students, and their families a visible connection to the birth of the modern university way back in the 12th century. The black robes worn by graduating students and their faculty are known as academic “regalia” – and there’s a difference between a master’s degree gown vs bachelor’s.…

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April 22, 2023 |

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Ready to pursue an advanced degree in a health-related field?

Our *NEW* Online PBPH certificate can get you there! The period between finishing a bachelor’s degree and applying for medical school can be a stressful time. Ensuring that you’re prepared to pursue an advanced degree in healthcare comes with various requirements that challenge busy students. UNE Online is proud to announce our new online Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health (PBPH) Certificate program. UNE…

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November 9, 2022 |

Faculty Spotlight on Roger Poitras, CEO Intermed

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Roger Poitras, CEO

Dr. Roger Poitras is the CEO of Intermed, one of the largest healthcare providers in Maine. In his 36-year work history, he has experience in multiple facets of the healthcare world – both supporting the physician enterprise and within the health system itself. His administrative experience includes finance, operations, strategic planning, and executive leadership, and he has served in various…

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February 14, 2022 |

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UNE Online Launches New Educational Leadership Master’s Degree

What is a Master of Science in Education – Educational Leadership? This program is a 30-credit, Master of Science in Education – Educational Leadership (MSEd-EL) which prepares teachers with the foundational knowledge to pursue a career as an assistant principal or principal and is an approved program for preparation for the Building Administrator 040 endorsement in the State of Maine.…

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February 10, 2022 |

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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January 27, 2022 |

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Resource Spotlight: The UNE Library!

For this spotlight on our indispensable UNE Library and its services, we spoke to Cadence Atchinson, the Online Research and Teaching Librarian at the University of New England. The academic programs at CGPS all work closely with Cadence – in fact, her specific role was created to support the College of Graduate and Professional Studies programs in order to achieve…

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January 18, 2022 |

6 tips to becoming a successful online student

Learning efficiently: 6 steps to success in your online graduate education

The best thing about a self-paced program is that it is self-paced. That’s also the worst thing about online learning. You’re a working professional, and odds are, you’ve worked from home before. Studying at home, just like working from home, is wonderful, convenient, and comfortable. It’s also easy to get off track. 6 strategies for success in online graduate classes…

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January 13, 2022 |

How to write an excellent graduate-level paper

How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers

“How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers” brought to you by the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE. Becoming a better writer – the process Breaking a writing project down into phases helps with motivation as well as managing your time and workload effectively. The phases of the process – prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing – are described below. Each…

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December 23, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Emily Voss, Prerequisites Program

Emily Voss has taken several prerequisite courses at UNE Online during the course of her journey to become a doctor. She is currently a small business owner and photographer and has owned her photography business for nearly 10 years. In this post, Emily talks about how she contemplated getting into the medical field and has found UNE’s courses to have…

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December 20, 2021 |

Healthcare Administration Career options

Healthcare Administration Career Options

Healthcare administration career options are plentiful for graduates of UNE’s Master of Healthcare Administration program. This post covers potential career options for MHA degree holders, earnings projections, expanding demand for MHA graduates, and options for earning your MHA at UNE Online. Healthcare administration is a rapidly growing field, and the demand for medical and health service managers remains high. The…

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December 7, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Seth Abdallah, SPHP Program

Seth Abdallah is a student enrolled in the prerequisite courses at UNE Online. He is currently in graduate school to earn his Master of Public Health, and is taking SPHP courses at UNE Online in order to enter a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Here, he discusses his motivation to get his DPT, his passion for neurology, and the flexibility…

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November 23, 2021 |

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Meet Our Team: Laura Eberly, SPHP Program

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to the University of New England’s Online signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I am a Student Service Advisor in the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program. What stands out to you with the…

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November 12, 2021 |

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Alumni Spotlight: Christine Wirsen, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS

Christine Wirsen graduated from the Master of Social Work Program in December 2020. In this post, she talks about how she got interested in Social Work, how she overcame some significant challenges, and how she is putting her MSW to work to move her career forward. Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your MSW?…

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November 9, 2021 |

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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 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 |