Faculty News: Franklin Raposa, Sim Lab Specialist

Frank RaposaFrank comes to NEIT with experience in both the Information Technology industry and as a paramedic. At American Power Conversion, he was a Desktop Support Analyst, providing technical assistance to end users and, as Senior Events & Sponsorships Manager, where he worked to integrate new technologies to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs.

After becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, he worked for an ambulance service and then for South Kingstown EMS. In his position as a paramedic, he was called upon to rapidly assess and treat life threatening illness or injury. He was also called upon for his IT skills to troubleshoot networks and to address communication issues between computers, cell phones and cardiac monitors.

Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He is also certified as an EMT – Paramedic, with licenses in RI and CT and is on the National Registry. He is also Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified. He has been a volunteer EMT, working at the University of Rhode Island EMS as Vice-Commander and as President of the Charlestown Rescue.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

RN to BSN program achieves National Accreditation

New England Institute of Technology Receives National Accreditation for Its Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

East Greenwich, RI – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for its fully on-line Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.  As Rhode Island’s first and only on-line RN-BSN program, Registered Nurses will be prepared to meet the demands of the healthcare field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education. This program will train students for leadership roles and graduate studies in nursing with the next cohort beginning in October, 2014.  

The RN-BSN program is crafted to be relevant, engaging and fun. Students will be learning as part of a connected online community that provides support and broadens critical thinking while building camaraderie among other Registered Nurses enrolled in the program. As one student stated, “These classes are making me a better, safer nurse.”  

The on-line format is tailored to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Students have the opportunity to develop professional nursing leadership through clinical reasoning, management skills and competencies, and evaluation skills. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in community health clinics, private practice, hospitals, and patient care facilities.    

For more information on the RN-BSN on-line program, please contact NEIT’s Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. You may also visit the college’s website at www.neit.edu.

Faculty News: Suzan Menihan, Assistant Professor

suemenihanSuzan joins NEIT bringing her expertise in women’s health, midwifery and OB/GYN to the department. She has worked in private practices and hospitals. Early in her career, she was a staff nurse at South County Hospital and Westerly Hospital where she provided direct patient care for women and infants, and developed post-partum assessment teaching tools for staff. Later, she worked as a midwife in a variety of practices throughout the state and became a partner/owner of the first independent midwifery-owned OB/GYN practice in Rhode Island.

Her teaching experience includes having been a clinical preceptor for the University of Rhode Island’s graduate program in Nurse-Midwifery and in their undergraduate program in Women’s Health Care.

Suzan has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing both from the University of Rhode Island. She has earned numerous professional certifications in the field, including: Nurse-Midwife (American Midwifery Certification Board), First Assisting for Cesarean Birth, Master’s Colposcopy, Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR, and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

Faculty News: Linda Lambert, Nursing Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Linda LambertLinda is an experienced health care professional with varied experience in a wide range of health care settings throughout the state.

Her hospital experience includes working as an RN at Landmark Medical Center in the Emergency Unit and in Step-Down Telemetry providing direct care for patients. She then became Nursing Coordinator/Oncology Coordinator/Assistant Nurse Manager at Landmark, where she was responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care for two Medical-Surgical units and one Medical Telemetry unit. Most recently, she was Nurse Manager at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, responsible for the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry unit.

Outside of hospitals, she has worked at the VNA of Rhode Island as an IV Infusion Nurse/Hospice Team Member, as the Director of the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center (Home & Hospice Care of RI), and as the Regional Director of Nursing for Infusion Resource.

She holds an Associate in Science degree in Nursing from the Community College of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social/Health Services/Health Administration from Roger Williams University. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has numerous professional certifications.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

VP at NEIT appears on WPRI’s State of Mind

Steve Kitchen, Vice President of Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology appears on WPRI’s The State of Mind with Dan Yorke to talk about the work force development needs in Rhode Island.

Among the topics discussed was how New England Tech is preparing graduates for professional and technical careers in the current labor market.  New England Tech’s programs are designed for what is happening in the marketplace now because decisions on the curriculum changes are a direct result of discussions with employers needs.


For more information about Associate and Bachelor degrees, call Admissions at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or for additional information about the SAMI program, call 800-736-7744 ext. 3700 or email info@samiri.org.

NEIT VP talks #SkillsGap with WPRO’s Dan Yorke

Steve Kitchen, Vice President of Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology appears on WPRO’s The Dan Yorke show to talk about the work force development needs in Rhode Island.

Click here to listen to the Podcast of Steve’s interview

During the interview, Steve discussed how New England Tech is working to help fill the #SkillsGap with Associate, Bachelors and Master degrees in programs like Manufacturing, Health Sciences and Information Technology

Along with SAMI program, which was developed in partnership with Rhode Island employers who have a demand for skilled welders and machinist.

For more information about Associate and Bachelor degrees, call Admissions at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or for additional information about the SAMI program, call 800-736-7744 ext. 3700 or email info@samiri.org.

Medical Laboratory Technician – The Hidden Profession

The following is an excerpt from an article that was published February 11, 2014 on Elsevier Connect.

train for your medical lab tech degree at New England Tech collegeHave you ever wondered who conducts the detailed laboratory testing for your annual exam, such as cholesterol and glucose levels, and analyzes the results? Or who conducts specialized testing for genetic disorders like sickle cell disease? How about those who identify an antibiotic resistant infection like Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and determine which antibiotic is required to save someone’s life?

If you thought that it was your physician, or perhaps a nurse or someone else you see at your doctor’s office or in the hospital, you would be incorrect.

MLS professionals provide up to 70 percent of patients’ laboratory testing to physicians so they can provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, according to a 2002 study in Clinical Leadership and Management Review titled “The Value of the Laboratory Professional in the Continuum of Care.” In that study, author Rodney Forsman, Administrative Director Emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratories and President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, stated that 94 percent of the objective medical data in the patient record comes from the laboratory professionals.

Doctors rely on laboratory test results to make informed patient diagnoses. Patient history along with physical signs and symptoms are vital, but most diagnoses need confirmation that only laboratory tests can provide. The laboratory professionals also contribute to wellness testing, guiding treatment, and monitoring patient progress.

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At New England Institute of Technology, you can receive the training and credentials that you need to become a Medical Laboratory Technician. For more information, visit our Admissions page.

New England Tech To Host Health Care Employment Career Fair

On Thursday, October 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. students and alumni from the Health Care technologies at New England Tech are invited to attend the Health Care Employment Career Fair.

New England Tech - medical and healthcare degreesThe fair will take place on the 3rd floor of the East Greenwich Campus, and will be well attended by local companies looking to hire graduates. A full list of companies that are attending is available in the Career Services office.

All students and alumni from the following technologies are welcome – and encouraged – to attend:

Congratulations to New England Tech’s Surgical Technology Department!

The Association of Surgical Technologists recently recognized New England Tech for it’s continued support & contributions to Surgical Technology.

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Author, Author!

 Occupational Therapy faculty members, Professor Nancy R. Dooley and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Rebecca L. Simon, recently co-authored an article with their colleague Kari Jeanette Koski of the University of Utah, entitled, “Valuable Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educator Behaviors”.  This article was recently published in Volume 44 Number 3 /2013 of Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitations now available on the www.metapress.com web site at http://www.metapress.com/link.asp?id=N162643R8159. Congratulations Nancy and Becky on your good work!