2018 New England HIMSS Conference

New England HIMSS 2018 Maine Conference Hosted by UNE Online

UNE Online is proud to host the 2018 Maine Conference, presented by the New England Chapter of HIMSS this November. Reserve My Ticket About HIMSS, New England Chapter The New England Chapter of HIMSS is proud to have one of the largest regional membership bases with participants representing all six New England states. As of June 2018, this chapter welcomed…

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November 7, 2018 |

Interprofessional Collaboration

Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare: Basics & Benefits

Imagine this: you make the exciting (and frightening) decision to build an addition to your house. Of course, you could try to take on the full project yourself, but most of us would probably at least consult with an electrician, a plumber, and maybe a carpenter before making that first trip to the hardware store. It’s only natural to call…

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October 26, 2018 |

Infographic: Social Workers Everywhere

Social Workers Are All Around Us [Infographic]

Social workers are indeed all around us. The following infographic shows six key fields in which social workers have a dramatic and positive impact on the community. The six fields outlined include private practice, schools, criminal justice and corrections, hospitals, community organizations, corporations, and nonprofits. Private Practice Whether as mental health counselors, LCSWs, couples or family therapists, or other clinical…

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October 23, 2018 |

UNE GPPH alumni and student presenters at MPHA 2018

UNE Online Graduate Programs in Public Health at MPHA 2018

MPHA 2018 was a HUGE success! This year, the Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) Annual Meeting and Expo was held in Augusta, ME and there were about 400 public health professionals from within and outside Maine 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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October 19, 2018 |

Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online

Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online: An Overview

There is a critical need for professionals with public health degrees today. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) estimates that by the year 2020, the United States will be facing a shortfall of at least 250,000 public health workers. If you’re interested in improving the lives of others through building one-on-one relationships, conducting research or analyzing numbers, public…

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October 16, 2018 |

The logo of the Federal Student Aid department to complete your FAFSA for graduate school

File a FAFSA now? You can!

Nadja Corcoran, Director of Student Care and Outreach for Student Financial Services at the University of New England has the following wisdom for online graduate students planning on securing financial aid. When should you file your FAFSA for graduate school? It’s not too early to start thinking about paying for next year – even if you’re still working on your…

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October 15, 2018 |

Students in Library studying their Health informatics focus areas

Health Informatics Focus Areas - One Year Later

In October 2017, the Health Informatics graduate programs at UNE Online introduced three new focus areas to give students the opportunity to shape their electives around individual career goals. Restructuring the graduate programs gave students the capability to specialize in one professional area of health informatics, ensuring a valuable return on investment. How are these focus areas helping students find career…

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October 12, 2018 |

Ruthie Pearlman, Master of Science in Health Informatics Program

Student Spotlight: Ruthie Pearlman, Master of Science in Health Informatics

Ruthie Pearlman is a second-year student in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program. Here she tells us about her experience in the program, her vision for integrating seamless patient experiences with mobile health technology, and her advice for incoming students. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in…

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October 11, 2018 |

Doctor displaying the process for a student to sign up for their HIMSS Membership

Benefits of Complimentary HIMSS Membership for Students & How to Join

As a HIMSS Organizational Affiliate, the University of New England proudly offers students complimentary membership to the global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) organization. Moreover, as a  HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP), students have the opportunity to learn curriculum that has met the rigorous academic standards set by HIMSS. As a member of this exclusive group, UNE prepares…

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October 10, 2018 |

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

Communication is complicated, especially in a learning atmosphere where the classwork is 100% online. In order to help students and instructors communicate more effectively via technology, we have assembled a few tactics and tips for communicating efficiently and successfully. Each instructor has their own individual preferences about the following guidelines, so when in doubt, ask your instructor about their online…

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October 9, 2018 |

MSW Education in Social Work Impact Infographic

Infographic: Measuring the Impact of an MSW

An education in social work gives you an extraordinary set of in-demand, future-friendly skills, coupled with the credentials to make you eligible for professional advancement. How do you measure the impact of an MSW? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, Master of Social Work graduates on average made $11,000 more than social workers holding only their BSW.…

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September 27, 2018 |

Graduate Programs in Education Faculty Infographic

Infographic: Education Faculty by the Numbers

Faculty for the Graduate Programs in Education at UNE Online are integral to our students’ success. These tremendous professionals teach and mentor through a scholar-practitioner model because they see our students as their future peers. Calling on their experience as public school hiring managers, our instructors connect every lesson to professional situations and cultivate the skills they know are required…

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September 26, 2018 |

CSWE accreditation square logo

CSWE Accreditation for the UNE Online Master of Social Work Program

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the governing body that oversees all social work education programs throughout the United States, is dedicated to advancing quality social work education. It is critical that social workers are equipped to play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the…

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September 25, 2018 |

Stephanie Marcotte, an Ed.D. Student at UNE Online, holds multiple leadership roles

Student Spotlight: Stephanie N. Marcotte, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Stephanie Marcotte is a student in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. She talks about her experience as an online student, how her educational leadership roles have developed throughout her time in the UNE Ed.D. program, and how her identity as a leader has changed…

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September 20, 2018 |

A portion of a map that highlight countries in which students are taking online courses at UNE Online

How many students take courses at UNE Online?

As more students enroll in online programs than ever before, UNE Online’s student population and alumni network are growing by leaps and bounds. Our learners now log in all over the world, lending their diverse perspectives to every class and every discussion. Now, as you consider or undertake your educational journey, you can see just how many students are achieving…

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September 19, 2018 |

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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, we talk about networking for success, how to build your networking skills, and how you can put your…

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September 18, 2018 |

Applied Nutrition Blog

Spotlight on the Applied Nutrition Trends & Issues Student Blog

One of the goals of the online nutrition masters degree at UNE Online is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the field of nutrition. We do this by advancing knowledge and expanding skills that promote excellence and innovation in all areas of nutrition practice. The program also fosters an emphasis on evidence-based best practices to support the wellbeing and…

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September 17, 2018 |

Donna Stearns CAGS AEL Student

Student Spotlight: Donna Stearns, Online CAGS AEL Program

Donna Stearns is a Maine educator enrolled in the UNE Online Certificate of Advanced Study – Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) program. Here she talks about her experience in the program and imparts some words of wisdom. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS AEL online? I’m currently in my…

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September 13, 2018 |

Student support

Student Support at UNE Online

At UNE Online, we believe that a successful student is a supported student. To that end, we offer a variety of academic, technical, and administrative support elements that are purposefully woven into the fabric of our college and specifically designed to assist and support students along their academic journey. Right from the beginning, our enrollment counselors do their best to…

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September 11, 2018 |

Course evaluations at UNE Online

Course Evaluations: Your Chance to Effect Change

Why does your Student Support Specialist email you near the end of each course, asking you to fill out your online course evaluations? Does anyone even look at them? What are course evaluations? Course evaluations are our primary way of getting student feedback within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). They gauge what resonated with students, determine what…

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September 6, 2018 |

Finding a Sense of Community in Online Education Graduation friends

Finding Community in Online Education

Taking an online course is far more than sitting in front of a computer. To get the full value out of the experience, you need to go deeper – real engagement involves becoming a part of the community of learners. In fact, research supports the development of community in online education as an important factor for maximizing student satisfaction with…

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August 31, 2018 |

Man reading nutrition label on food product

U.S. FDA Issues Extension on Nutrition Fact Label Requirements

On May 27, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted the Nutrition Facts Label Rule and the Serving Size Final Rule to update nutrition requirements found on food labels. This rule was first set with a compliance date set for July 26, 2018 at the earliest. These final rules demand food manufacturers help the public make better and more…

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August 30, 2018 |

Nang Tin Maung Program Director, Public Health Program

Program Director Spotlight: Dr. Nang Tin Maung, Public Health Program

Dr. Nang Tin Maung is the Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Public Health at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. She talks about her experience in public health, how she encourages her faculty to foster a sense of community, and how she feels that the program prepares students for life…

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August 30, 2018 |

Health Informatics Practicum Experience

Health Informatics Practicum Overview

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a master’s degree that can be completed 100% online in six semesters, or two full years, assuming a student takes two courses per semester. Students enrolled in this program complete ten required courses, two elective courses, and a field practicum experience. We spoke to Nan Solomons, the field practicum coordinator for the…

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August 24, 2018 |