Jessica Schnitzer, Student Support Specialist for Public Health

Meet Our Team: Jessica Schnitzer, Student Support Specialist

‘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 a Student Support Specialist in the UNE Online Public Health program specifically working with master’s and graduate certificate students. What stands out to…

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March 23, 2021 |
Health Informatics Jobs in Action

Top 5 Health Informatics Jobs on the Rise

When looking at careers in health informatics and the associated healthcare informatics salary, many people ask ‘Is Health Informatics a good career choice?’ As healthcare systems look to capitalize on big data and its endless applications, health informatics jobs have become increasingly vital. Consequently, as the health informatics field continues to accelerate, higher education programs are emerging to meet the…

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March 18, 2021 |
Master of Science in Education - Inclusion Education

NEW: Master of Science in Education – Inclusion Education

UNE is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Education – Inclusion Education (MSEd-IE) offered by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The MSEd-IE program is an approved program for preparation for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities 282 Endorsement in the State of Maine and is offered 100% online. Prepares educators to become special education…

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March 15, 2021 |
Jimmy Grattan, Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Alumni Spotlight: Jimmy Grattan, MSAN

Jimmy Grattan earned her Master of Science in Applied Nutrition in order to advance her career and open up new options for herself in academia – specifically in the area of nutrition and sustainability. Here, she discusses her journey through the Applied Nutrition program and how it has aligned with her goals so far. Can you tell us a little…

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March 13, 2021 |
Dr. Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. Graduate

Spotlight: Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. ‘17

We previously interviewed Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. ‘17, about his career, his research, and his plans for the future – here’s an update on what he’s up to, how he is using his Ed.D. in his work, and how his Ed.D. has helped him with career advancement. Do you want to give us an overview of what you’ve been up to…

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March 11, 2021 |
2021 Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Among Elite 70 in 2021 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report is a recognized leader in graduate school rankings – and UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a top-70 ranking among all Online Master’s in Education programs in the country for 2021. This prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranking, which surveyed more than 1,200 programs, places UNE in good company…

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March 1, 2021 |
Darryl Vincent, MSW '14

Spotlight: Darryl Vincent, MSW '14

We previously interviewed Darryl Vincent, MSW ’14, about the power of integration in his social work practice – here’s an update on what he’s up to, how he is using his MSW in his work, and how his MSW has helped him with career advancement. Could you give us an overview of what you’ve been up to since graduation? Initially,…

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February 26, 2021 |
Fiona Mokry, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Fiona Mokry, Student Support Specialist

‘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’m a Student Support Specialist for the Education programs. I work mostly with MSEd and CAGS students. What stands out to you in the Education…

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February 24, 2021 |
Online science courses

NEW Online Science Courses: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, & Pharmacology

UNE Online is pleased to announce the development of four new online science courses, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Pharmacology, that are now available for registration. Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) courses are 100% online courses that are popular with students who may need one or two courses to fill a gap in their transcript. These courses can…

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February 19, 2021 |
Jobs in Health Informatics

Jobs in Health Informatics

Jobs in health informatics involve professionals who use data to help healthcare providers achieve better health outcomes. Health informatics connects people, technology, and data to improve the safety and quality of patient health; not only for individual patients but for entire populations. Health informatics graduates and professionals are helping to transform the healthcare industry by moving towards a more advanced…

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February 17, 2021 |
Katherine Doiron, Student Support Specialist at CGPS

Meet our Team: Kathryn Doiron

‘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’m a Student Support Specialist for the Public Health, Health Informatics, and Healthcare Administration programs. I provide direct support to students from when they enroll…

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February 12, 2021 |
Kim Marshall is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for UNE’s latest online course, Pharmacology.

Spotlight on Kim Marshall, PharmD, Pharmacist and Subject Matter Expert

Kim Marshall, PharmD is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for UNE’s latest online course, Pharmacology. In addition to developing innovative new course content for the new BIOL 1070: Pharmacology course, Kim will also be using her skills on the front line, being one of the heroes that will be distributing a vaccine for COVID-19 to high-risk patients. How were you…

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February 10, 2021 |
Emergency Management graduate course

New Course: Emergency Management, HCA 705

In this innovative new online emergency management course, YOU are the manager of a simulated emergency. Every choice you make influences the range of decisions that you can make later on in the course. First off, you must staff a team of experts to manage your emergency – whom do you choose? Take your emergency management skills out of the…

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February 8, 2021 |
Michelle Donahue, Doctor. of Education program, Ed.D.

Student Spotlight: Michelle Donahue, DPT – Ed.D. Program 

Michelle Donahue has her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and is now pursuing her Ed.D. in order to advance her career in academia. Here she talks about what drives her, how she relates her current studies to her professional life, and her best advice for incoming Ed.D. candidates. Tell us about yourself, and what led you to get your Ed.D. I’m…

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February 5, 2021 |
The Princeton Review the 385 Best Colleges for 2020

Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College

Once again, UNE has been ranked as a top college in the Princeton Review Best 386 Colleges. 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…

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January 30, 2021 |
Introducing Four New Graduate Certificates in Healthcare Administration

Introducing Four New Graduate Certificates in Healthcare Administration

UNE is excited to announce four new Graduate Certificates in the field of Healthcare Administration! Each Certificate is comprised of four courses and can be completed in as little as six months. Earn a career-enhancing Healthcare Administration Graduate Certificate in: Emergency Management Health Data Quality Healthcare Management Health Policy, Law, & Compliance Students may complete their program faster by taking…

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January 25, 2021 |
Melissa Oran, MSW, with her two children

Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Oran, MSW

Melissa Oran, MSW, is a recent graduate of the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. In this interview, she discusses why she decided to pursue her MSW, some of the standout experiences she has had in the program, and words of wisdom for future MSW students in the program. Can you…

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January 11, 2021 |
Melanie Berdyck, MSAN, UNE Online Alumna

Alumni Spotlight: Melanie Berdyck, MSAN

We interviewed Melanie Berdyk, MSAN, when she was a Student Ambassador in the Applied Nutrition program at CGPS in 2018. Here’s an update on what she’s up to, how she is using her MSAN in her career, and how her MSAN has helped her with career advancement. Can you give us an overview of what you’ve been up to since…

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January 8, 2021 |
Three new online math courses

Three New Math Courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, and College Algebra

UNE Online is pleased to announce the development of three new math courses, Calculus I, Calculus II, and College Algebra, that are now available for registration. Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) courses are 100% online courses that are popular with students who need just a few college-level or post-baccalaureate-level science or math credits in order to apply for graduate…

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January 1, 2021 |
Kenneth Palmer, MSW student, stands in his Navy Uniform

Student Spotlight: Kenneth Palmer, MSW Program

Kenneth Palmer is a former Navy Independent Duty Corpsman who is using the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon status to change careers. Here, he talks about his experience with UNE Online, the community among MSW students, and how he intends to move forward in his career as a clinical social worker focused on trauma treatment. Can you tell us a…

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December 16, 2020 |
Student Spotlight Janet Quiring Health Informatics program

Ambassador Spotlight: Janet Quiring – Health Informatics Program

Janet Quiring is a student in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program here at UNE Online. We spoke with her recently about her thoughts on the program, how she leveraged her strengths to find her practicum placement, and what aspects of real-life cybersecurity her practicum is exposing her to. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself,…

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December 8, 2020 |
Sarah Kilgore in front of a visiting ICV Stryker, mandatory mask in hand.

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Kilgore, RN, MPH ‘20

Sarah Kilgore is an RN in the Department of the Army in New York, and a recent UNE Online MPH graduate. Here, she talks about how her professional life has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what encouraged her to earn her MPH. What encouraged you to get your master’s in public health? I became interested in…

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December 7, 2020 |
Public Health Hood assistance, and displaying academic regalia meaning

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 while undergraduate graduation robes may all seem the same, at the…

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December 1, 2020 |
CSWE Council on Social Work Education logo

CSWE Accreditation for the UNE Online Master of Social Work Program

We are excited to announce that the MSW program has once again earned CSWE accreditation, making this the 30th year the MSW program has been continuously accredited by CSWE! In acknowledgment of the 2020 CSWE re-accreditation of the Graduate Programs in Social Work, we would like to share this blog post that covers the benefits, process, and rigors of the…

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November 18, 2020 |