On-Campus Intensives and Conference-Based Learning

All dual DNP-PhD students are required to attend three (3) week-long campus immersion experiences as a cohort. These week-long immersions are held at the University of Utah campus annually during the coursework phase of the program (the first three years of study). The initial week-long campus immersion takes place during the first week of classes and serves as an orientation to the University of Utah, as well as the DNP and PhD programs (typically in mid-August for fall admission). The exact dates for subsequent weeklong immersions vary each year. Each of the three visits has distinct objectives that align with program progression.

In addition, all dual students, regardless of the state or country of residence, are required to attend a professional conference as a cohort annually during the coursework phase of the program (the first three years of study). The research conference is chosen by PhD program faculty (exact semester, location and dates may vary depending on which conference is chosen). Each of the three conference attendance experiences is typically tied to current coursework and provides rich faculty/student mentoring and networking opportunities.

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Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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DNP Program Manager
Shelley Kern, MPC
Email: gradstudentinfo@nurs.utah.edu

PhD Program Manager
Carrie Radmall
Phone: 801-581-8798
Email: carrie.radmall@nurs.utah.edu

To consult faculty on the program of study or your research career, contact:

Assistant Dean, MS/DNP Program
Gwen Latendresse, PhD CNM FACNM
Phone: 801-587-9636
Email: gwen.latendresse@nurs.utah.edu

Assistant Dean, PhD Program
Kristin G. Cloyes, PhD MN RN
Phone: 503-939-7982
Email: kristin.cloyes@nurs.utah.edu

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