More Than 180 Online Doctoral Students from Across U.S. Gather at UA College of Nursing for ‘Resident Intensive Summer Experience,’ Aug. 19-23

Aug 19, 2013

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is hosting its Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) for more than 180 doctoral nursing students from across the United States, Monday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 23, on the Tucson campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.


The five-day program is designed to support the success of students pursuing their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and/or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) through the online programs offered by the UA College of Nursing. The college’s graduate programs are ranked in the top 6 percent nationwide by U.S. News & World Report and seventh in the nation by the National Research Council. 

“RISE is a major event in the doctoral experience of our students,” said Anne G. Rosenfeld, PhD, RN, associate dean of research. “It’s our way of building a community of inquiry face-to-face. Students and faculty have the opportunity to connect with each other in person and explore their shared interests. This creates and sustains an experience that is engaging, energizing and exciting for everyone involved.”
During RISE, students are immersed in courses and research tailored to each specific program and specialty. They have the opportunity to meet with faculty advisors, fellow classmates and graduate student services personnel. They also learn more about their degree program, engage in clinical or scientific skill intensives, explore and form collaborations and investigate funding opportunities.
About the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program prepares nurse practitioners (family, pediatric, adult acute care and psychiatric mental health) as clinical scholars. The program can be taken either full- or part-time by students holding either a nursing bachelor or master degree.
About the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) online program prepares nurse scientists who focus on research in clinical, academic or other scientific environments. The program can be taken either full- or part-time by students holding a nursing bachelor, master or practice doctorate degree.
DNP/PhD Dual Degrees
The UA College of Nursing also offers a DNP/PhD Dual Degrees option that is available upon admission to one of the doctoral programs. Dual degree students must satisfy both DNP and PhD posted admission and enrollment requirements.
Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Nursing envision, engage and innovate in education, research and practice to help people of all ages optimize health in the context of major life transitions, illnesses, injuries, symptoms and disabilities. Established in 1957, the college ranks among the top nursing programs in the United States. For more information about the college, please visit its website,