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How Educational Leadership Skills Can Make You an Agent of Change

There are many ways to improve yourself, your organization, or your community, but attaining a doctorate in education might be one of the most overlooked. Leadership is a valuable trait in any sector, and the unique adaptability of an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership has been attracting the attention of educators, healthcare officials, public servants, and…

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Top Health Technology Trends & Insights

As we entered the second half of 2018, our Health Informatics graduate programs weighed in on the major trends we can look forward to seeing in healthcare. The landscape of the industry changes regularly, but some prominent tech improvements continue to stand out. The following three emerging health information technologies are advancing healthcare’s mission of delivering more efficient and…

Shannon Wickman, RD, LD

The Role of the Bariatric Dietitian with Shannon Wickman, RD, LD

Last month, the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England co-hosted the 7th Annual Bariatrics Conference with Southern Maine Health Care, where one of the topics was the role of a bariatric dietitian. In order to more fully understand this profession within the health industry, we sat down with…

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Student Spotlight: Nicole Petrin, MSW Program

Nicole Petrin is a student in the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. She has her undergraduate degree in social work, works in the field, and is also very active as a mentor for rising social workers. She just recently returned from an international social work conference in South Africa, and she shares…

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UNE Online Presents & Exhibits at SNEB 2018 Conference

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) hosted its 51st Annual Conference in Minneapolis this July, where UNE Online was welcomed to present and exhibit. This year’s event theme, Optimizing Impact: Supporting Food Systems with Nutrition Education, attracted SNEB’s professional members, national educators, and nutrition students eager to showcase their current work while learning…

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Top 5 Health Informatics Jobs on the Rise

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, more higher education programs are emerging to meet the demand. According to the World & U.S. News Report on Online Health Informatics Masters Degrees , “obtaining a graduate degree in the health informatics field widens your opportunity…

Dan Mickool

What Can You Do With an Ed.D.?

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program at the University of New England’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies focuses on transformative leadership development, problem-based inquiry, and organizational change. This cohort-based program prepares mid-career professionals to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. However, those considering a Doctorate in Education often ask us how this emphasis on transformation can…

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Program Director Spotlight: Barbara Fortier, Science Prerequisites Program

Barbara Fortier is the Program Director for the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program at UNE Online . We sat down with her recently to talk about why she loves science and education, and what she considers her top tips for student success in her courses. Can you tell me a bit about your background and what drew you to UNE Online? Science education…

Jessica Brousseau, CAGS AEL Student at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Jessica Brousseau, CAGS AEL Program

Jessica Brousseau is a student in the UNE Online  CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership program . As a high school counselor, she enjoys learning from the diverse perspectives and experiences of her classmates, and she feels that she especially benefits from learning how her classmates in other states deal with common situations in different ways. We spoke with her recently about…

2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs in Grad Education

2018 U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Universities, North

The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities, North” by U.S. News & World Report again in 2018. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare…