Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE)

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Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) will be held during August 2022 in virtual and on campus formats, details are below. During RISE, students will be immersed in learning activities tailored to their specific program and specialty. Students will meet with faculty advisors, fellow classmates, and learn details about their graduate degree program and specialty.

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

Dates for 2022 Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE)

Cohort Location Dates
Nurse Anesthesia Students Only ON CAMPUS June 6 – June 10
PhD Students ON CAMPUS Aug 15 – Aug 18
DNP 1st Year Students VIRTUAL Aug 22 – Aug 24
DNP 2nd Year Students VIRTUAL Aug 25 – Aug 26

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.

The RISE schedule will be available on the D2L course site. RISE will occur in person at the College of Nursing in Tucson from Monday 8/15/22 at 8:00 AM until Thursday, 8/18/22 at 4:00 PM.

The RISE schedule is available on D2L and here is the link to the D2L website:

The RISE schedule is available on D2L and here is the link to the D2L website:

Registration is required for DNP-2 RISE. Use the link  to register for DNP-2 RISE.

The White Coat Ceremony is going to be held on campus in January 2023.  Additional information and schedule coming soon!

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 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.

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. White Lab Coat ordering information will be provided during the Fall 2022 semester.

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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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