Jacqueta Miles MSW Student

Ambassador Spotlight: Jacqueta Miles, MSW Program

Jacqueta Miles is a student in the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. Despite a number of challenges, she never gave up on the pursuit of her Master’s degree and her commitment to the field of social work. Read her story, and see what advice she has for incoming students. What encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in Social…

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March 19, 2018 |

A meeting of professionals with someone raising their hand to speak

Career-Enhancing Aspects of Earning your Ed.D.

Credibility, confidence, and knowledge are career-enhancing aspects that encourage students to pursue an Ed.D. at UNE Online. Article by Erin Connor, Ph.D.  Earning a terminal degree is the culmination of graduate studies and has historically served as the entry into a vocation as a professor at a college or university. Higher Education is seeing an unprecedented level of disruption that…

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March 16, 2018 |

Clinical Analyst

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Analyst

Megan Landry’s health informatics career path has included emergency room nurse, Clinical Analyst, and Clinical Informatics Manager, and she was the former Program Manager for the Health Informatics programs at UNE Online. In this post, she shares her experience as Clinical Analyst working within the field of health informatics. Background and work experience When Megan Landry began her career as…

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March 12, 2018 |

12 grand challenges of social work

The 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work

Make the most impact in the areas of greatest need The profession of social work aims to help people and advance the values of self-determination, diversity, human dignity, and social justice. But given today’s changing priorities and social issues, how can you focus your social work career on the areas of greatest need—with opportunity for professional growth? In fall 2016,…

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March 12, 2018 |

10 UNE Online Graduate School Tips

10 UNE Online Graduate School Facts

Our Enrollment Counselors field some really great questions from prospective students. We’ve assembled ten great online graduate school facts about UNE Online.  If you were to have any questions about anything at all related to UNE Online or online education in general, leave them in the comments! 1. Do you offer financial aid? We do accept Federal financial aid, and…

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March 9, 2018 |

Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW

Program Director Spotlight: Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW – Social Work Program

Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW, is the Program Director for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. We spoke to her about the program, how she came to the field of social work, and her thoughts on preparing students for life after graduation. Can you tell me a little bit about your background and what drew you to UNE…

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March 7, 2018 |

5 cross cutting skills in social work

Five Cross-Cutting Social Work Skills That Put You Ahead

Transferrable Social Work Skills Earning your MSW prepares you with a set of in-demand abilities and social work skills that nearly every organization needs, and puts you in an exclusive pool of candidates, opening a world of career possibilities. With these adaptable skills, you’re more than hirable – you’re invaluable. Government relations personnel are hired for their policy knowledge and…

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March 5, 2018 |

Marta Frisardi Instructor for the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Marta Frisardi – SPHP Program

Dr. Marta Frisardi is an instructor with UNE Online’s Prerequisites for Health Professions program. Here’s a little bit more about her professional experience, how she engages her online students, and how she feels that her courses prepare her students for life after school. Can you tell me a little bit about your background and what drew you to teaching at…

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March 1, 2018 |

Steve Butka, Health Informatics Student at UNE Online

Ambassador Spotlight: Steve Butka, Health Informatics Program

Steve Butka is a student at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program. He was kind enough to answer a few questions recently about his experience as a student, the challenges, and highlights of the Health Informatics program, and some advice for incoming students. What drew you toward earning a degree in Health Informatics? I am currently working in the…

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February 27, 2018 |

Melanie Berdyck, MSAN, UNE Online Alumna

Ambassador Spotlight: Melanie Berdyck, MSAN Program

Melanie Berdyck is a dietitian and student in the UNE Online Master’s of Science in Applied Nutrition program. We spoke to Melanie recently about her work, her online graduate school experience, and her thoughts about the Applied Nutrition program. What encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in Applied Nutrition? I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics in 2008, and I’ve…

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February 22, 2018 |

Custom Focus Area

Applied Nutrition: Focus your studies

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online is a 36 credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two years. It is 100% online, with no campus visits required, and no GRE is required for admission. Our program offers four optional focus areas in various aspects of nutrition. What you’ll get with your Master…

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February 20, 2018 |

MSW Careers

Careers in Social Work: Now is the Time to Earn an MSW

Now is the time to earn an MSW. The future is bright for social workers as the field of social work evolves to accommodate the ever-changing needs of vulnerable populations. Political turbulence, climate disasters, widening class divides, an increasing emphasis on mental health—these have all combined to open and solidify, a promising job market for social workers. As different populations…

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February 12, 2018 |

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

Health informatics has definitely been, and will continue to be, making headlines. From wearables and artificial intelligence to data acquisition and analysis and everything in between, health IT is ubiquitous. In 2018, as technology becomes more integrated into healthcare, the following look to be the top trends in health IT for 2018: Smart Hospitals 2018 will mark the push from…

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February 9, 2018 |

Monique Roy

New Education Legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Education Legislation Through the Decades In December of 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002.  This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) attempted to address some of the issues that made No Child Left Behind a source of challenge and frustration for many…

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February 1, 2018 |

Dee Manatowa, Student, MSW program

Alumni Spotlight: Dee Manatowa, MSW

You could say it’s in her DNA. An Oklahoma Sauk Native, Dee Manatowa inherited her passion for social work along with a devotion to environmental justice. Her father—the late Chief Elmer Manatowa Jr. of the Sac and Fox Nation in Stroud, Oklahoma—instilled in her a love for all people and the Earth. As a tribal member, Dee knows all too…

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January 22, 2018 |

Inside the accreditation process – with Dr. Jayne Pelletier

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). She oversees the accreditation process and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. In short, Dr. Pelletier makes sure we are compliant with accreditation standards and that we provide an outstanding education to students. This post…

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January 19, 2018 |

Social Work and Human Trafficking

Social Work and Human Trafficking – Spotting the Signs, Ending the Crisis

Social work and human trafficking are linked in that social workers have a unique and valuable role in the fight against human trafficking, helping victims and fostering a greater understanding around the issue. Victims of human trafficking A 15-year-old runaway in a rural roadside motel. A middle-aged man picking tomatoes in a Georgia field. A twenty-something woman babysitting children at…

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January 12, 2018 |

Greg Andrews Student Support Specialist at UNE Online

Meet Our Team: Greg Andrews

If you were to look up dedication in the UNE Online dictionary, you would find a picture of Greg Andrews. Greg’s commitment to his students is inspiring, and because of it, he’s become a household name to many of his students. He’s also a native Mainer, and New England sports aficionado, affectionately naming his cat after the famed Red Sox…

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January 9, 2018 |

help for sex trafficking

Social Workers Help with Independence and Reintegration after Abuse

What are the next steps after sex trafficking or domestic violence? Social workers help people regain their independence and reintegrate into society after escaping domestic violence or sex trafficking. How social workers help those who’ve escaped domestic violence or sex trafficking make the transition and heal For people who have experienced sex trafficking or domestic violence, escaping their dangerous circumstances…

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January 5, 2018 |

GPPH Team Volunteer Work

GPPH Volunteer Week Challenge, Winter 2017

UNE Online’s Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH) recently held our first Volunteer Week challenge! Our goal was to encourage UNE students and public health professionals everywhere to facilitate meaningful community service activities with a public health focus. The UNE GPPH community shared photos of how they gave back this season, and we created a special Facebook album, titled #uneonlinegivesback…

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January 5, 2018 |

Leanne DiMaio, MBA, MPH

Faculty Spotlight: Leanne DiMaio – MPH Program

Recently, Leanne DiMaio was asked to be the subject matter expert and course designer for a brand new course within the Masters of Science in Applied Nutrition program, ‘Nutrition, Wellness, and Multimedia Communication.’ Leanne has been a course facilitator in the UNE Online MPH program since 2012, directly after graduating from the MPH program herself. She earned her MBA from…

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January 2, 2018 |

Zachary York, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Zachary York

Meet Zac York, a Student Support Specialist for our Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH). Zac started at UNE Online about a year ago and he’s been having a great time ever since. Zac and his team have a lot of fun, and he genuinely enjoys working with them. Zac’s great listening skills, positive attitude and sense of humor make…

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December 22, 2017 |

APHA 2017

UNE Online Graduate Programs in Public Health at APHA 2017

APHA 2017 was a HUGE success! This year the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo was held in Atlanta, GA and there were more than 12,000 public health professionals from around the world in attendance, including our very own UNE Online Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH) faculty, staff, students and alumni. This year’s Annual Meeting theme…

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December 6, 2017 |

Assessment Guarantees ROI

How Does Assessment Guarantee Return on Investment?

How do you know that the online courses that you are taking are high-quality and appropriately rigorous? What does Assessment have to do with anything? How does Assessment guarantee return on investment? In an attempt to understand some of the higher-level happenings within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) I recently spoke with Dr. Richard Parent, UNE Online’s…

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November 29, 2017 |