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Online Learning at UNE Online – an Overview

What is UNE Online? UNE Online is the portion of the University of New England that operates out of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) and brings you online learning. Dr. Martha Wilson was the founding Dean of the college and led the college until 2021. Click here to read the History of CGPS.  A timeline of the…

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September 16, 2021 |

healthcare analytics

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 |

Lynn Montgomery, MSEd '20 Featured Image for Alumni spotlight

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 |

Mark Nolan, Student Spotlight featured image

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 |

Picture of LaToya Bryant, MSW and UNE Online alumna, within the Alumni Spotlight format

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 |

Rose Aitcheson, MPH Alumni Spotlight featured image

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 |

New Epidemiology focus at UNE Online

NEW – MPH Epidemiology Focus Area

UNE is pleased to announce a new MPH Epidemiology Focus Area option for the 100% online, CEPH-Accredited Master of Public Health program. This exciting development is intended to help interested students bundle their elective courses and specialize their MPH degree in epidemiology, preparing them for a well-paying and rewarding career as an epidemiologist. About the MPH Epidemiology Focus Area The…

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July 13, 2021 |

An infographic that explains the Master in Health Informatics program and how it combines healthcare and health technology

What is Informatics in Healthcare?

Informatics in healthcare is the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, and application of technology-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning. The benefits of informatics in healthcare As an industry, health informatics connects people with health technology to better improve healthcare outcomes and safety. The field of health informatics covers health data collection, storage, reporting, and communication –…

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July 2, 2021 |

Taysia Radoslav, Olympic Hopeful and Science Prerequisite student at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Taysia Radoslav

Olympic hopeful and Veterinary Assistant Taysia Radoslav is moving through her General Chemistry I class quickly and successfully – all the while traveling around and participating in track meets in order to get her qualifying time for the Olympics in the 400-meter hurdles. And with one of the top times in Canada, she is pretty sure to make it! Here…

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July 1, 2021 |

Emily Taylor, Enrollment Counselor

Meet Our Team: Emily Taylor

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to UNE Online’s signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I am an Enrollment Counselor for UNE Online. I am currently working with prospective students who are interested in our Master of Science in Applied…

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June 29, 2021 |

Stack a graduate certificate into a Masters degree

Get Your Healthcare Administration Certificate Online at UNE

UNE Online offers a Healthcare Administration Certificate online, as a means to advance your knowledge and for career advancement. What is healthcare administration? Healthcare administration is the management and logistical support of medical professionals. It’s not the practice of medicine – rather, healthcare administration graduates typically manage the people and processes within medical facilities, helping to improve overall efficiency. Who…

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June 21, 2021 |

Mrs. Ally Loukas, MSED, CAGS

Student Spotlight: Ally Loukas, MSEd ‘20, CAGS Student 

Ally Loukas is a full-time teacher, full-time mom, and full-time student with UNE Online. Here, she talks about her experience in getting both her MSEd and her CAGS at UNE Online, and how she felt supported and confident throughout her academic journey. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your MSEd and…

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June 10, 2021 |

Social Work PTSD infographic

Infographic: PTSD and Trauma in Veterans

This PTSD infographic illustrates that that trauma can occur anywhere, for anyone – and sometimes in unexpected places. Almost anyone can suffer – and almost all can be helped. We hear a lot today about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. A National Association of Social Workers newsletter article recently made the case for trauma as “the new public…

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May 24, 2021 |

UNE Online Social Media

UNE Online Social Media Channels

Ever wonder where you can connect with us online? We’ve got some options for you! Below is a comprehensive list of the UNE Online social media channels. We have a lot going on, so we have a lot to share on the UNE Online social media channels! For the most part, we use our different channels to communicate different types…

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May 22, 2021 |

Open Book Representing Online Prerequisites Courses in Humanities

NEW Online Prerequisite Courses in Humanities: English, Ethics, Histology, and Public Speaking

UNE Online is pleased to announce the launch of five new online prerequisite courses in humanities: English Composition I and II, Introduction to Ethics, Histology, and Public Speaking. 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…

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May 19, 2021 |

Sean Murray at his Westwood Externship

Student Spotlight: Sean Murray, SPHP Program

Army veteran Sean Murray is the epitome of hard work and dedication. His plan is to go to veterinary school, and he is taking courses at UNE to fulfill his science prerequisites. Because his home internet signal is too weak for proctoring, he has been driving two hours one way to his in-laws’ house every two weeks to take his…

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May 7, 2021 |

Jessica Swindlehurst, MSEd – UNE Online Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Swindlehurst, MSEd '19

Jessica Swindlehurst is a second-grade teacher and MSEd graduate. In this post, she talks about working in the school district of her dreams, and how this master’s degree has helped propel her forward in her career. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your Master of Science in Education? I am a…

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May 5, 2021 |

Health Informatics Questions Answered

Health Informatics at UNE Online – Program-Specific FAQ

In this post, we answer questions about Health Informatics at UNE Online. Every single day, our Enrollment Counselors field some really great questions from prospective students. Here are a few common questions about Health Informatics: To enter the health informatics program, does your bachelor’s degree need to come from a specific field? No, your bachelor’s degree does not need to…

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May 3, 2021 |