Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE)

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Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) will be held in August 2021 in a modified format. Please see details below. During RISE, students will be immersed in learning activities tailored to their specific program, meet with faculty advisors and fellow classmates, and learn about their degree programs.

Per University of Arizona guidance, face masks are required to be worn at all times indoors while on campus for RISE.

Dates for 2021 Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE)

Cohort Location Dates
Nurse Anesthesia Students Only ON CAMPUS June 1 – June 4
PhD Students VIRTUAL Aug 16 – Aug 19
DNP 1st Year Students VIRTUAL Aug 23 – Aug 25
DNP 2nd Year Students ON CAMPUS Aug 30 – Sept 3

RISE Information and Schedules

Nurse Anesthesia Resident Intensive Skills Experience (RISE) is an integral part of our evidence- based training. You will meet with your fellow residents and explore doctor of nursing practice scholarly project framework, methodology and implementation. You will also enhance your clinical practice preparedness with high fidelity crisis management scenarios. During this training you be given a case study and progress through managing an anesthesia crisis. Residents will be working with each other and faculty to attain nurse anesthesia skills employed in clinical practice. The Council on Accreditation requires residents to be able to teach and this is a vital part of RISE. The final day of RISE will be a welcome and orientation for the next cohort. All Nurse Anesthesia Residents are invited to attend as we tour the north campus together.

RISE 2021 DNP-NA Schedule

  • Sessions for PhD 1, PhD 2 and PhD 3 cohorts will run from 8 am to 5 pm each day with a one-hour break for lunch and some social activities offered after hours.
  • Students are required to attend all sessions for their cohort.
  • There will be asynchronous introductory sessions available for viewing prior to RISE start.

Additional information and schedule coming soon!

The week of RISE 2021 includes participation in the White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, students and faculty are to arrive by 3:30pm. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm. The ceremony helps to reinforce that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) provide scientifically-sound health care that is directly linked to humanistic, patient-centered care. The ceremony will take place on campus in Crowder Hall, University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N Olive Rd #109, Tucson, AZ 85719 and will last approximately 45 minutes long and includes student commitment to providing compassionate high-quality care through the recitation of an oath and remarks from our dean and senior faculty. The ceremony includes the specialty coordinators presenting each of their students with a white coat. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, family members and friends can only join via Live Streaming.

To participate in the White Coat Ceremony students are required to have a UA official white lab coat. The College of Nursing provides each student (at no cost) with a white lab coat with a University of Arizona College of Nursing monogram and the student name embroidered on the jacket. If you have not submitted your lab coat order contact Hyewon Shin before 7/27/2021.

Watch the Livestream on Sept 1 @ 4:00PM

Directions & Accommodations for On Campus Students

Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB)
1670 E Drachman
Tucson, AZ 85721-0203

College of Nursing (CON)
1305 N Martin Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721-0203

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