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Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Case Study Exploring Restraint and Seclusion Use in School-Age Children on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Michelle Buckman PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Descriptive Exploratory Study of the Experience of Gay Partners of HIV-Positive Men, Jon Christensen PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Virtual Teamwork in a Business School Master's Program: Do Team Charters have an Impact?, Samuel Kyungjin Chung PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nutritional Status of Patients with End Stage Liver Disease: An Outpatient Assessment, Anna Marie Cumming-Browne Hefner PhD, MSN, CPNP, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Caregivers of Older Adults: Burden, Perception of Strain, and Health, Juana Ferrerosa PhD, MSN, RN, PHN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Coaching Teachers on Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity within a Principal Preparation Program, John J. Franey PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Performance Assessment for Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables for Measuring and Improving Teaching and Learning, Kathleen L. Gallagher PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Early Identification of At-Risk LPN-to-RN Students, Lisa K. Hawthorne PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE,

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Dissertation: Open Access: Gambling in San Diego County: A Case Study, Michael Kelley PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Effects of Acculturation on Mammography Utilization among Korean American Women, Jungeun K. Kim PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Acupuncture for Sleep Disturbances in Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Heather C. King PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Accounting for the Attrition of African American Males in an Academic Support Setting, Ronald R. Lancia PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Relationship of Internet-Delivered Mantram Repetition Program to Burnout, Stress of Conscience, Spiritual Wellbeing, and Mindfulness in Healthcare Workers, Sheryl Leary PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Cultivating Compassion in Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric or Reality?, Michael Lovette-Colyer PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychometric Properties of Standardized Patient and Faculty Rater's Evaluations of Pre-Licensure Nursing Student Competencies, Karen A. Macauley PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP, BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Description of Medical-Surgical Nurses Care of Patients at Risk for Pressure Ulcers, Barbara Jean Mayer PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Work/Life Boundary Management in an Integrative Environment: A Study of Residence Life Professionals Who Live at their Place of Work, Pressley Robinson Rankin IV PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Elevated Blood Glucose Levels in the Emergency Department: Missed Opportunity for Informing and Referring, Melissa D. Rouse PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CEN, HACP, CPHQ

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leadership for Innovation in the Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study of a Hospitality and Tourism Marketplace, Lori J. Sipe PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Quality of Life among Southwest American Indians and Alaska Natives Living with the Hepatitis C Virus, Rydell Todicheeney-Mannes PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Paradoxical Role and Experience of Fallback in Developmental Theory, Valerie Townsend Livesay PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Risk-Appropriate Maternal Care: Identifying Risk Factors that Effect Maternal Outcome, Lucy R. Van Otterloo PhD, MSN, RNC, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Comparison of Predictors of Student Grades in Online and Face-to-Face Community College Courses, Pamela Kay Wright EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use of Data in the Classroom, Tammy Wu Moriarty PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life in Arab American Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Yousef Zakarni PhD

Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Empirical look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership Award, Robyn L. Adams PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Oncology Nurses' Cultural Competence, Knowledge, and Attitudes Toward Cancer Pain, Ayman Alnems PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Pain Management in Triage and Reducing Percentage of Left without Being Seen in an Overcrowded ED, Christina Ballejos-Campos PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nurse Manager Transformational Leadership Practices and Patient Outcomes Among Magnet and Non-Magnet Hospitals, Bridgett Byrd Sellars PhD, MSN, MA, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Case Study of Parents Caring for a Child Having Type-1 Diabetes With Optimal HgA1c, Elizabeth Ciaccio PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation Theories, David C. Facer Jr. PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Documentation: Delirium in the Hospitalized Older Adult, Jacqueline Fitzgerald Close PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Health Literacy, Cognitive Impairment, and Medication Adherence in Veterans with Heart Failure, Lee Ann Hawkins PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Breast Health and Mammography Screening in Older Women, Martha A. Ibarra PhD, MSN, ANP, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Inpatient Glycemic Management: Glucose Control Relationship with Hospital Variables, Discharge Planning and Education, Crisamar Javellana-Anunciado PhD, FNP-BC, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Effects of Co-Existing Factors on PACU Stay Time, Shari F. Jones PhD, CRNA

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Dissertation: Open Access: Investigating the Impact of a Mentor Text Inquiry Approach to Narrative Writing Instruction on Attitude, Self-Efficacy, and Writing Processes of Fourth Grade Students in an Urban Elementary School, Christine Marie Kealoha Kane EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of a Mixed-Cohort Format, Kacy Kilner Hayes PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Tobacco-Use Promotional Environment and Intrapersonal Environment: Predictors of Smoking Intention Among Young Southern California Thai-American Adolescents, Arpakorn Magkunthod PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Value-Added Study of a Federal Grant Program in Mathematics for Military Dependent Students, Jay C. Marquand PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural Competency, Cynthia Ann Martinez PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Advising to Promote Self-Authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics among New Student Affairs Professionals, Emily Marx PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: California School Nurses' Knowledge, Attitude, and Intention to Participate in Sexuality Education, Maria G. Matza PhD, MSN, RNC

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Undergraduate Classroom as a Community of Inquiry, Cara Taylor Miller PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Qualitative Descriptive Study of the Work of Nurses in Interventional Radiology, Brenda Naef Boone PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation of the Effects of Writing Instruction in an Ungraded Informal Learning Environment, Samuel Patterson EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Impact of Guided Imagery on Sleep Quality in Mothers of Preterm Infants, Linda M. Schaffer PhD, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Relationship between Delirium and Night-Time Interruptions in ICU, Amy R. Stuck PhD, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: What We Can Learn from the Lived Experience of Asperger's Syndrome, Craig Allen Talbot EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors and Health Promoting Behaviors that Influence Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Older Pregnant Thai Women, Supawadee Thaewpia PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Public Health Nurse Decisions Regarding At-Risk Postpartum Case Closure, Denise K. Thompson PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in College, Daniel Weston Tillapaugh PhD

Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation: Open Access: Lived Experience: East African Somali Speaking Women Accessing the U.S. Healthcare System, Shukri Adam PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Associations among Perceived Benefits, Barriers, Cues, and Physical Activity in Thai Primary Students, Sireewat Ar-yuwat PhD, MPH, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Retrospective Analysis of Maternal and Child Outcomes Following an Obesity Intervention Program, Melinda S. Bender PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-Based, Four-Year University Share their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring Environment, Jeffrey Andrew Bolster EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Quantitative Inquiry into Moral Distress and Psychological Empowerment in Critical Care Nurses Caring for Adults during End of Life, Annette Marie Browning PhD, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Compassionate Care, the Patient Perspective, Lori Burnell PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation of How Elementary School Teachers Make Data-Driven Instructional Decisions in Literacy, Cheryl Carangian Pham EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Experiential Education Approaches in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education: An Examination of Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, Heather L. Carpenter PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Cord Blood Collection in Pregnant Women for Stem Cell Research, Irene Carr PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Comparative Content Analysis of Five Spelling Programs in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grade, Katherine N. Davis EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Call-Shift Fatigue and Use of Countermeasures and Strategies by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Ramona M. Domen PhD, CRNA

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Dissertation: Open Access: Relationship between Self-Stigma and Personal Empowerment among People Who have Severe Mental Illness, Diane Fischer Hickman PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Retrospective Study of Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in a Sample of Urban American Indian and Alaska Natives, Kathryn Aimee Fuller PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experiences of 3rd Generation and Beyond U.S.-Born Mexican Heritage College Students: A Qualitative Study, Richard Galvan EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Understandings of the Concept of Leadership, Paige Haber PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining Nursing Presence in the Acute Care Setting as an Indicator of Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care, Wendy Hansbrough PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Tapping the Hidden Job Market through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students' and Professionals' Perspectives, Kimberly S. Hogelucht PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Post Deployment Lived Experience of U.S. Military Troops after Combat-Related Blast Exposure, Shirely A. Jett PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Improving Diabetic Outcomes with Caring Communication: Identifying Communication Patterning for the Human Diabetic, James R. Kennett PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: How Working Mothers Negotiate Work-Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Home Life Satisfaction, and Partner Supportiveness, Karen Kramer Horning PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Study of the Impact of the Workplace Learning Function on Organizational Excellence by Examining the Workplace Learning Practices of Six Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipients, Cynthia J. Lewis EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: “Voluntary Sector-Rich” and “Voluntary Sector-Poor”: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?, Lindsey M. McDougle PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Emergence Delirium in U.S. Military Combat Veterans, Jason M. McGuire PhD, CRNA

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Dissertation: Open Access: Parental Support of Latinos in Higher Education, Maria Lorena Meza PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Mother-Son Connectedness, Substance Use, and Young Men's Criminal Justice System Involvement, Kim L. Moreno PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nursing Students' Lived Experiences surrounding Medication Administration, Sally Nan Morgan PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Spiritual Well-Being and Quality of Life among Persons with Paraplegia, Darlene Nelson Finocchiaro PhD, MSN, RN, CRRN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nutritional Status and Clinical Outcomes of Residents Admitted to a Nursing Home, Sheryl Nespor PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Fibromyalgia Self-Care Management: Use of Essential Oils, Regina Ann Sacco Izu PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School Students, Owen Glenn Smith PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Growth of Text-Reading Fluency in Upper-Elementary English Language Learners during Instruction based on Repeated Reading, Katharine Staub Harrison EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Health Literacy and Health Promotion Behaviors among Samoans, Katherine Tong PhD, MSN, CFNP, PHN

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Dissertation: Open Access: California School Nurse Survey, Rachel Van Niekerk PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators, Marcia Venegas-García PhD

Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case Studies, James S. Anderson EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Using Internet Videoconferencing to Connect Fashion Students With Apparel Industry Professionals, Vera Bruce Ashley EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Revitalization, Reinvigoration and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local Government, Ronald L. Baza EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Shapedown on Habits and Self-Esteem for Overweight and Obese Children, Susan Bonnell PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Empirical Look at the Relationship between Personality Type and the Challenges of Telecommuting, Jacquelyn E. Brown PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue with Cree Leaders, Julia L. Buchanan PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Feasibility Study among Military Personnel with Traumatic Amputation during Military Combat or Training, Michele (Shelly) R. Burdette-Taylor PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CWCN, CFCN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Battery and Abuse in the Elderly: A Forensic Analysis, Amy Y. Carney PhD, MFS, NP

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Contributions of the Unwanted, Claudia Estela Chavez McKay PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining the Role of Meaning-Making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Sarina Chugani Molina EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Predictors of Job Satisfaction and Burnout in Travel Nurses, Marcia Faller PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Social Capital and Economic Empowerment: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship between Changes in the Value of Accumulated Assets and Measures of Social Capital among Rural South African Women, Robert Charles Gailey PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation into Digital Media: Characteristics of Learning Objects which K-12 Teachers Determine Meet their Instructional Needs, Patricia Ann Guthrie EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Extending our Understanding of Social Belonging: College Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well-Being, and Sense of Community in University Life, Sara Kathleen Henry PhD