2017 Delta Omega Inductees

2017 Delta Omega Honorary Society – Fourth Group Inducted at UNE Online

The University of New England is pleased to announce the induction of 12 new members into the 2017 Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, Gamma Chi chapter. These 12 new members, all outstanding students, are enrolled in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. On an annual basis, a small number…

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April 26, 2017 |

Social Work License Myths

Five Social Work License Myths: BUSTED

Get the facts on social work license regulations and requirements Do you need a social work license? How do you get it? Is it worth it? Licensing in social work has become a source of confusion and misinformation, especially given the evolving process and varying requirements. But fear not! Here we examine the truth behind five licensure beliefs. Belief #1…

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April 24, 2017 |

Lisa Shaker, Senior Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Lisa Shaker

At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do.  We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. Meet Lisa Shaker Lisa Shaker is a Senior Student Support Specialist at UNE. Sometimes Lisa feels…

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April 21, 2017 |

Social Work Licensure

Social Work Licensure: To license or not to license?

The great social work licensure debate With social work changing, it’s important to ask: As an emerging social worker, do you want a license? There may be as many different views about social work licensure as there are social workers. It’s a perennial topic of discussion and debate. But the wider range of possibilities opening up in the profession have…

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April 19, 2017 |

Hayley Kinsella, Senior Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Hayley Kinsella

At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. Meet Hayley Kinsella Hayley is a Senior Student Support Specialist who has been working at UNE…

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April 14, 2017 |

Holland Wegner, Enrollment Counselor, Health Informatics, UNE Online

Meet Our Team: Holland Wegner

Holland Wegner is an Enrollment Counselor for our advanced degree programs in Health Informatics and Applied Nutrition. At UNE Online, students are our top priority and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people on our team who are dedicated to making that happen…

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April 6, 2017 |

Twitter Chat with Elizabeth Zampino

#HITedu Chat: Engaging Patients in Mobile Health Design

Mobile health applications, part of the larger e-health movement, are programs uploaded onto mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. Providers use mobile health apps for things like clinical decision support, to reference or research information, and monitor, follow up and communicate with patients. Patients use a variety of mobile health apps including those prescribed by their providers and those that…

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April 5, 2017 |

Princeton Review 381 Best Colleges 25th

Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College

For the second consecutive year, UNE has been included in The Princeton Review Best 381 Colleges guide. This highly-selective publication includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. It’s quite an honor to be included in this elite ranking of the nation’s very best colleges and universities. At UNE, we take great pride in…

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April 3, 2017 |

Forbes: America’s Top Colleges 2019

UNE Named to Forbes' America’s Top Colleges List

The University of New England has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges, a list that Forbes says is “The 600+ schools well worth the investment.” Forbes bases their list of the top schools on each school’s output, or in other words, what students are getting out of their college education in terms of earning power, student satisfaction,…

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March 28, 2017 |

Education Levels Across America

How to Read a Map of Education Levels Across America

One of the guiding aspirations of online education is to reach across geographical (and cultural) boundaries. I love my field because I work to help make higher education more widely available to those who have limited access to it. The Educational Attainment in America map, developed by Kyle Walker at TCU, is a fascinating way to look at that challenge. He developed it…

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March 24, 2017 |

Faculty Spotlight: Inran Khan, MBA, MS, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Faculty Spotlight: Imran Khan, MBA, MS, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS – Health Inform

We caught up with Health Informatics faculty member Imran Khan recently, to discuss his perspective on how he fosters a sense of community with his online students, and also to get his take on upcoming trends in the field of Health Informatics. Imran Khan earned his MBA from the University of Illinois, then went on to earn his MS in…

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March 23, 2017 |

Jackson Long, Student in the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program

Student Spotlight: Jackson Long – Applied Nutrition Program

Jackson Long, a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition student from Boulder, Colorado, is passionate about plant-based eating and living a healthy lifestyle. Jackson’s interest in nutrition was piqued during his time as a competitive cyclist, as he sought out the optimal diet for his athletic performance. His initial interest in nutrition gradually grew into a passion for helping others…

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March 17, 2017 |

Social Work Careers

Social Work - Career Opportunities in a Wide Range of Areas

Social Work is a caring career — and social workers earning their MSW are able to pursue their ambitions to be a political leader or boss, to drive organizational transformation or create game-changing programs, or even carve out a place in the C-Suite. An education in social work gives you an extraordinary set of in-demand, future-friendly skills, ranging from research…

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March 15, 2017 |

Maine Health Informatics Landscape

Health Informatics Jobs in Maine: a White Paper

Many people ask about Health Informatics jobs in Maine. The healthcare industry is a prominent and expanding employment field in Maine. Of the top ten largest private employers in the State of Maine, four are health systems. Maine’s largest city, Portland, follows this broader state employment trend. Portland is home to the largest hospital in the state, Maine Medical Center,…

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March 9, 2017 |

U.S. News & World Report Online Programs Grad Education 2017

U.S. News & World Report Recognition for Online Graduate Education

UNE Online is thrilled to share that we’ve been named one of the top 100 Online Programs in Graduate Education by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017 rankings. The online Graduate Education Programs at the University of New England are dedicated to advancing and developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are competent, caring and qualified. Recognized…

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March 7, 2017 |

Lending a helping hand with an online science prerequisite course

About Science Prerequisites for Health Professions Courses

UNE Online offers many great degrees and certificate programs; however, did you know that we also offer individual science prerequisite courses? If you’d like to learn more about Science Prerequisites for Health Professions Courses, read on. From Microbiology to General Chemistry, these courses can be taken anywhere in the world! Students who enroll in our science prerequisite courses are typically…

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February 22, 2017 |

Tyler Blankenship, Master of Science in Applied Nutrition Student

Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Blankenship – Applied Nutrition Program

Tyler Blankenship, Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR), from Orlando, Florida, is a student in the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program. Tyler’s background includes working as a chef at Walt Disney World, as a restaurant nutritionist at Sea World and also in nutrition management at a long term care facility. From Chef to Dietary Management Prior to beginning his master’s…

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February 20, 2017 |

Laura Rosales, RN - Master's in Applied Nutrition Student

Student Spotlight: Laura Rosales – Applied Nutrition Program

  Laura Rosales, R.D. is a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (MSAN) student from El Paso, Texas. She’s a busy working mother who enjoys the academic challenge of pursuing her master’s degree while managing her daily schedule. Prior to beginning her degree with UNE, Laura gained extensive experience in many areas related to the field of nutrition. Pursuing a…

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February 6, 2017 |

MSIN Twitter Chat

#HITedu: Twitter Chat Topics & Thoughts with Host Amy Landry

If you build it, they will come? Not so much in health IT. Many health IT implementations have not succeeded because of one simple flaw: the software was either created, installed, or rolled out (often all three) with little clinical workflow in mind. As educators, how do we ensure that students and those new to the health IT field are prepared…

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February 2, 2017 |

Health informaticist in action

Essential Skills for Today and Tomorrow’s Health Informaticists

The field of health informatics is growing ten times faster than healthcare jobs overall, and accounts for the ninth largest share of all healthcare job postings. Big data, electronic records, and value-based payment are just some of the things pushing demand for health informaticists. But while the opportunities are plentiful and growing, many students, job seekers and employers lack a…

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January 9, 2017 |

Health Informatics Twitter Chat #HITedu

Health Informatics #HITedu Twitter Chat

UNE Online launched a #HITedu Twitter Chat to connect students, educators, employers, employees, policy makers, patients, and others with a vested interest in health informatics education, training and jobs. We held our chat on January 10, 2017 at 12pm EST using the hashtag #HITedu on Twitter. Big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, quality measurement, MACRA, population health, telemedicine – these…

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January 3, 2017 |

Thomas Troelstrup, MPH

Student Spotlight: Thomas Troelstrup, MPH Program

“Thanks to this terrific program, I was just offered my dream job on Tuesday as a Foodborne Disease Outbreak Epidemiologist for the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville! I never thought I would land it by the age of 28!” MPH student Thomas Troelstrup reached out to us with some exciting news about his career this week, so we wanted…

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January 2, 2017 |

Staying Motivated in Online Classes

How to stay motivated in an online class

As human beings, our behaviors and our goals are bridged by many factors, a major one being motivation. In essence, the more motivated we are, the more likely we are to act towards the goal. Similarly, as motivation diminishes, so does performance. In the context of online learning, sustaining motivation is vital in committing to the assignments as well as…

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December 20, 2016 |

Health Informatics Twitter Chat Recap

Health Informatics Twitter Chat recap - catch up on what you missed!

If you wanted to join our Health Informatics Twitter Chat on November 29th, 2016 but couldn’t, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the top questions received during the chat along with our answers. The chat served as an informal Q&A for prospective students to ask questions about the program, curriculum and the admissions process prior to the December…

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December 5, 2016 |