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"I wanted to earn my DNP at a prestigious institution. The UA College of Nursing has a reputation for excellence in both education and research. My wife is a triple alumna and a true Wildcat. We knew we wanted to stay in Tucson, so it was a great opportunity to become an official Wildcat."
In mid-July, eight Master of Science for Entry to the profession of Nursing (MEPN) program students completed their first clinical rotations at The Hacienda at the River, the latest senior residential community initiated by the Watermark Retirement group.
"For me, nursing is the center and the pillar of health care provision. Through research and teaching, I will make an impact on the nursing practice and nursing profession. Building a better nursing future is not only for nurses, but also for the populations receiving the nursing care. Heart disease is a number one killer worldwide, but most people do not know that."
A 2013 graduate from the UA College of Nursing PhD program, Patricia Daly, PHD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP, has championed integrative nursing techniques throughout her career.
The UA CON has a reputation for being tough, with high standards, and is well respected with top national rankings. I wanted the challenge and flexibility to earn a doctorate degree in nursing practice as an adult learner, while balancing life priorities and responsibilities, including my family and career.
Now in the final stages of a two-year research project, Dr. Kahn-John, along with her collaborative team at the Tsehootsooi Medical Center in Fort Defiance, AZ, is assessing the effects of a traditional Diné (Navajo) healing ceremony on individuals suffering from emotional distress.
In addition to the equine therapy program, other integrative therapies offered at The Hacienda include aromatherapy, reflexology, acupressure and acupuncture. Horticultural therapeutic programming will also be featured at some of The Hacienda’s green spaces, and aquatic therapies and swimming will be presented at the therapy pool.