Anyone who has worked with Karen Morgenstein, lab assistant in the Occupational Therapy (OT) department, knows of her passion for the OT field. As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for 37 years, Karen always speaks very highly of her profession and her experiences. Karen is an amazing role model for New England Tech students. She demonstrates the importance of her role as a COTA, recently being elected as President of the Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association (RIOTA). NEIT students hope to be an avid and dynamic leader and practitioner as Karen Morgenstein. Congratulations to Karen for being selected President of the RIOTA for a second term.
The Career Services Office will be hosting the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The fair will be held on the 3rd floor in Tech Way from 9:30 am to 12 pm.
This is a great opportunity to network with potential employers! Students from all quarters and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend:
Clinical Medical Assistant, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology
This is great news for people concerned about the affordability of a college education. This report shows that a college education does matter when it comes to landing a “good” job that is likely to include health benefits and retirement plans.
College Graduates Are First in Line analyzes the production of jobs since 2010 and defines the components of a good job.
Eighty-six percent of workers in good jobs are full-time; 68 percent of good jobs provide health insurance; and 61 percent of good jobs include an employer-sponsored retirement plan
Managers, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and healthcare professionals account for the majority of growth in the good jobs tier.
Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Non-Licensed Individuals May Enroll
East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college will offer a new Associate in Science Degree program in Paramedic Technology beginning October, 2015. This new program prepares individuals for careers as pre-hospital care providers for individuals needing medical attention. Students with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license, as well as those individuals who need to obtain an EMT license, may apply.
Paramedics work in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine in rescue vehicles and emergency rooms as well as in doctors’ offices and other health care facilities. Paramedics focus on quality healthcare by providing for the needs of their patients while advocating and educating patients, families and communities to take proactive measures to ensure a healthy lifestyle.
The Paramedic Technology program has been designed to offer non-licensed students the opportunity to earn an EMT license in a separate preliminary quarter. These students must then successfully complete the EMT licensure exam by the third quarter in order to continue with the Paramedic Technology program. Throughout the curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning. Graduates of the Paramedic Technology program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam (NREMT exam).
Sherman stated, “New England Tech’s Paramedic Technology program provides enhanced training to licensed EMT’s. These individuals may now earn an Associate in Science degree in Paramedic Technology affording them the opportunity to later pursue an advanced degree in Health/EMS Management or other health sciences.”
For more information on the Paramedic Technology program, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. Visit www.neit.edu for a complete program outline.
New England Tech is thrilled that US News has ranked our online program so high, not only in the United States but to be #1 here in Rhode Island is very exciting. Especially knowing that we have more online degree programs which are being prepared to be introduced. Be sure to stay tuned for more info about new online programs in the coming months.
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, New England Institute of Technology and Johnson & Wales University all have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for their online bachelor’s degree programs.
The annual list, which ranks the best online bachelor’s degree programs in the country, rates colleges and universities on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates and academic and career support services offered to students.
“Online programs break down the barriers of time and distance for students,” UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman said in a statement. “For students who are working full-time jobs or have family and other responsibilities that prevent them from attending classes at a specific time or place, quality online programs are critical to them as they achieve their aspirations.”
According to U.S. News, new students admitted to nearly all ranked programs are predominantly adults aged 25 and older who have some credit already applied toward their degrees.
New England Institute of Technology ranked No. 140 on the list, but No. 1 in Rhode Island.
New England Institute of Technology, a private institution, has been offering online bachelor’s degree programs since 2012-2013. NEIT’s online program gives registered nurses with an associate in science degree the opportunity to obtain their bachelor of science degree.
For more information about New England Tech’s Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, including our online degree programs in RN to BSN, Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree, Construction Management Master’s Degree, call Admissions at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.
In addition to the walk-in Math/Science tutoring services available in New England Tech’s Academic Skills Center (ASC), several additional tutors now stand ready to assist students in the Nursing, Respiratory Care and Science/Occupational Therapy programs. These services are offered by appointment and/or walk-in with the following experienced tutors.
Jessica McMahon, Nursing. Jessica graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a full-time Registered Nurse on the Oncology Unit at Roger Williams Medical Center. Jessica received the “Best of Tech” award for the Nursing Program in 2014, is a member of the Alpha Theta Kappa Honor Society, and will receive her Bachelor’s degree in July, 2015.
Mary Bohannon, Nursing. Mary graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a Registered Nurse at Riverview Healthcare. Mary is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Keene College in 2009.
Peter Butler, Science/Occupational Therapy. Peter graduated from NEIT’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, where he is a member in good standing of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Peter will graduate from the MSOT program at NEIT in May, 2016.
Tyler Teixeira, Respiratory Care. Tyler graduated from NEIT’s Respiratory Care Program in September, 2014, and is currently working as a registered Respiratory Therapist at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Tyler received the “Best of Tech” award for the Respiratory Care Program, and graduated “With Honors” at the NEIT commencement ceremony in May.
For additional information regarding the valuable services available through the ASC, please call the ASC Front Desk at ext. 3416 or contact Jennifer Gaffney, adjunct faculty member in the Math/Science Department and Assistant Coordinator of the ASC Math/Science Labs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students from several Rhode Island high schools recently visited New England Tech to explore the wide range of technology programs available at the college. During their visit, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Technology students set up six stations to demonstrate some of the modalities or types of treatments offered in Physical Therapy that included Electrical Stimulation, Balance/Coordination, Traction, Range of Motion, Paraffin Wax, and Gait Training. The high school visitors rotated through the stations and engaged in each activity demonstrated by Quarter Three PTA students.
The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Galaxy Program recognizes surgical technology program directors who promote their students’ future success in the field by encouraging membership in this national professional organization. To qualify, more than 75 percent of Surgical Technology students must become members of AST.
Congratulations to Lisa Reed, Department Chair of Surgical Technology, as well as the other faculty members in the Surgical Technology program, for earning the 2014 Galaxy Stars Award. Membership in AST plays an important role in student success both in the classroom and eventually in the workplace. As a Galaxy Stars recipient, NEIT will receive special recognition at AST’s annual national conference, in the June edition of The Surgical Technologist and in the association’s newsletter.
The 18th Nursing Graduate Pinning Ceremony was held on March 20, 2015. Congratulations to Amber Bourgault, Brittany Christiansen, Crystal Clayman, Patricia Collette, Amiee Cornell, Denise Dujon, molly Gadry, Brittney Grohocki, Jessica Mangiante, Jacquelyn Marchand, Christina Mateus, Amanda Morel, Heather ion, Melissa Raposa, Christine Rodriques, Holly Santiago, Nathalie Soukamneuth, Zachary Stacy, Lacie Williams-Hill.
The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) National Honor Society recognizes the achievement of surgical technology students and supports the learning and professional development of its members. Students must meet the following criteria to become a member of this prestigious honor society: completion of 85% of the graduation requirements from an accredited surgical technology program; maintain no less than a cumulative 3.75 GPA (based on a 4.0 grading scale); maintain at least a 95% overall attendance rate; be a good school citizen with no disciplinary actions; project qualities of integrity and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; and be an active member of AST. Congratulations to Mari Mitchell, Sarah Turner, Jenna Arzoumanian, and Kimberly DaCosta for their well deserved induction into the AST National Honor Society.