Completed Doctoral Dissertations

2014
Sherry Burrell Exploring Symptom Clusters and Quality of Life in Individuals Undergoing Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
Jaqueline Meyer Part-time Baccalaureate Clinical Nursing Faculty in U.S. Schools of Nursing: Factors Related to Work Engagement, Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction
Nada Al Moosa A Quality Study of Change: Implementing Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Profession Education during a Period of Transition
Raja Jadelhack Assessment of a Patient Satisfaction Survey and its Relationship to Hospital Sector and Nurses’ Level of Education in One Region in Saudi Arabia.
Amanda Klockars-McMulle
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Somatic Awareness Scale of Women with Spontaneous Preterm Labor.
2013
Majed Alamri Motivational Factors and Barriers Related to Saudi Arabian Nurses’ Pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Hilal Alrahbi                                                        
Diabetes Self-Management (DSM) in Omanis with Type-2 Diabetes
Terri Ares The Professional Socialization of Students in Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs
Ann Fronczek The Lived Experience of the Primary Family Caregiver of a Person with Head and Neck Cancer
Karen May Assessing Faculty Knowledge of Disability-Related Law and Providing Academic Accommodation
JoAnn Platko Nursing Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes Regarding Pain Management Knowledge Across Educational Levels
Michelle Damas Smith Utilization of Secondary Preventive Screenings (HIV, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol) Among African-American Men in Comparison to Non-Hispanic Caucasian Men
Amy Weaver The Effect of a Model Demonstration During Debriefing on Students’ Clinical Judgment, Self-Confidence, and Satisfaction During a Simulated Learning Experience
2012
Pennie Sessler Branden The Nurse as Advocate: A Grounded Theory Perspective
Margaret Hattori-Uchima Chuukese Migrant Women in Guam: Perceptions of Barriers to Health Care
Michelle Kelly
Life After Prematurity:  Special Health Care Needs, Working Memory, and Health-related Quality of Life Among 9- to 11-year old Children Born Prematurely
Catherine Morse The Effect of Debriefing with Good Judgment on Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students' Reflective Ability and Perspective Transformation.
Lisa Thiemann Nonsurgical Pain Management Infection Prevention Competencies
2011
Teresa Conte Pediatric Oncology Nurses’ Lived Experiences of Loss and Grief
Anne Fink Primiparous Puerto Rican Women’s Self-Reports of Postpartum Infant and Self-Care Knowledge Acquisition
Janet Fogg The Experience of Parenting for Single, Unpartnered Mothers of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Suzanne Foley The First Months at Home: The Perceived Needs of an American Sample of Postpartum Women
Catherine Heilferty The Balance We Seek:  A Sequential Narrative Analysis of Childhood Cancer Blogs
Stephanie Jeffers Nurse Faculty Perceptions of End-of-Life Education in the Clinical Setting:  A Phenomenological Perspective
Kelly Kuhns Nursing Faculty Members' Use of Web 2.0 Technology and Perceptions of Importance of Online Faculty Presence
Jennifer Gunberg Ross The Effect of Simulation Training on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Competency in Performing Intramuscular Injection
Joanne Schwartz A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Graduates of an Accelerated Second-Degree Baccalaureate Nursing Program and Graduates of a Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Program in Demographics, Nursing Professional Development and Nursing Career Satisfaction
Jodie Szlachta The Effect of a Peer-Instruction Model in Nurse Anesthesia Student Learning in the High Fidelity Patient Simulator
2010
Ruth Crothers The Development of Organized Continuing Education for Registered Nurses in the United States 1957-1974: Challenge for a Maturing Profession
Elizabeth M. Romeo The Predictive Ability of Critical Thinking, Nursing GPA and SAT Scores on First-Time NCLEX-RN® Performance
Cynthia Rubenstein Assessing and Improving Child Feeding Practices through "Take Charge of Your Family’s Health"
Lorraine Rusch Exploring Clinical Reason and Decision Making in Nursing Students.
Jennifer Specht Use of Mentoring to Ease Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity in Neophyte Nursing Faculty.
2009
Tamara M. Kear
An Investigation of Transformative Learning Experiences during Associate Degree Nursing Education Using Narrative Methods
2008

Bonnie Baloga-Altieri

Comparison of Staff Nurse Perceptions of Nurse Executive and Nurse Manager Leadership in Magnet and non-Magnet Hospitals

Catherine Lovecchio On-Line Alcohol Education: Impact on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of First-Year College Students
Ruth McDermott-Levy The Lived Experience of Female Arab-Muslim Nurses Studying in the United States
Amy McKeever Female College Students’ Self-Reported Behavioral Change After an Educational Intervention to Reduce Behaviors Associated with Cervical Cancer Risk
Ann T. Vitale Nurses’ Lived Experience of Reiki for Self-Care