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Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences University, Debra Jo Johnson PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining Professional Development at the Organizational Level through the Lens of Teachers and Administrators, Lori Kelsey EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Violence, Depression, Parental Stress, and Child Neglect among High Risk Postpartum Women, Kristen D. Lambert PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Breastfeeding and Mothers with Chronic Health Conditions, Blanche Landis PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Quality of Life, Religious/Spiritual Coping, Demoralization and Depression in Heart Failure Patients, Terry Larsen PhD, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effects of Instructor-Avatar Immediacy in Second Life, an Immersive and Interactive 3D Virtual Environment, Sabine Karine Lawless-Reljic EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Reading Fluency, Writing Fluency, and Reading Comprehension in Suburban Third-Grade Students, Mary Leonard Palmer EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Application of Systems Engineering Science to the Healthcare Environment, Jonathan Mack PhD, MSN, ANP, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors that Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit Organizations, Devadhasan Masilamony PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Quality of Life, Hope, Social Support, and Self-Care in Heart Failure Patients, Karen A. McGurk PhD, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National Influences, Whitney Mclntyre Miller PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Shared Presence: Caring for a Dying Spouse, Lana Sue McLouth Kanacki PhD, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of High Risk Infants, Lisa E. Miklush PhD, MSN, RNC, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Influencing the Decision of High School Graduating Seniors in Corozal, Puerto Rico, to Pursue University Studies, Aned Yarelis Muñiz Gracia EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation of the Test-Taking Skills and Associated Thinking Processes of Ninth Grade English Language Arts Students, Mary B. O'Shea EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Thai Patients' Experiences of End-Stage Renal Disease: A Path through an Unknown World, Chuleeporn Piyasut PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Critical Reflection on Advanced Practice Nursing, Patricia Quinn PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School Directors, Jennifer Reiter-Cook EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Latina First Year Experience: Factors that Contribute to Persistence from the First to the Second Year in Higher Education, Guadalupe Rodriguez Corona EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Tuberculosis Awareness and Public Opinion on Expanding Health Insurance Coverage, Belal A. Saadeh PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Investigating the Self-Assessment of Adult Literacy Learners with Dyslexia across Several Cognitive Domains, Kelli Sandman-Hurley EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of Directors, David Mark Silver PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of their Lives, Christiane PJ Sorenson EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lost-Boys Phenomenon: Case Studies of San Diego High School Males, Richard Stakelum EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Impact of a Clinical Mentor Program on Patient Outcomes, Cynthia M. Steckel PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Women and Authority: Transitioning Into a Role of Assigned Authority as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a Leadership Class, Lorri L. Sulpizio PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Pressure Ulcer Risk Factors for Patients with Hospital Versus Community Acquired Pressure Ulcers, Margaret Talley PhD, MN, RN, CNS, CWCN-AP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Teaching, Learning, and Writing in the Third Space: A Study of Language and Culture Intersecting with Instruction, Susan Toma-Berge EdD

Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accessions and Retentions, Phillip T. Angelini EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship of Level of Traumatic Exposure, Perceived Stress, and Resilience with Salivary Cortisol and Salivary Alpha-Amylase Diurnal Rhythm in Palestinian Children 10-12 Years Exposed to Chronic War Violence, Mohammad R. Asia PhD, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychometric Testing of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model of Behavior Change Questionnaire in Mexican-Americans with Diabetes Type 2, Beverley Brownell PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Restoring Confidence: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Interim Commanding Officers in U.S. Navy Operational Units, Shoshana S. Chatfield EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods Study, Laura J. Deitrick PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Adult Learning and School Leadership: Application and Learning from a Group Relations Conference, Heather Dierolf EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Formative Experiment Investigating the Use of Reflective Video Journals to Increase High School Students' Metacognition, Brian Jeffrey Dixon EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Provider Response to Emergency Pandemic (PREP) Tool, Linda Suzzanne Good PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effects of Different Types of Prompts on Achievement and Attitude in Mathematics, Barbara R. Greer EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Wellness Characteristics and Health Risk Behaviors of Young Adult University Students, Nicole Mareno PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Impact of a Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program on Transformational and Transactional Leadership Behavior, Robin Louise McCoy PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Is Parenting Style Related to Overweight in Mexican or Mexican-American Preschoolers?, Darlene McPherson-Ventura PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad Programming, Kira Mendez Espiritu PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor Behavior, Janice Taylor Morris PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College Students, John R. Mosby PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of Vocation, Mark Peters PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Gender Differences in Depression and Immune Response in Colorectal Cancer, Barbara Anne Rose PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based Leadership, Jensen Harry Shirley EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Contextual Factors Influencing the Acute Care Registered Nurse's Response to Clinical Alarms, Kathleen Mary Stacy PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: More Power to You: Parental Experiences with the Public School Choice Option Provided by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Roslyn Williams Woodard EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Examination of Alcohol Use in the Gastric Bypass Patient, Kathleen Winston PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Experimental Study of Instructor Immediacy in the Wimba Virtual Classroom, Lorah Wood Bodie EdD

Dissertations from 2008

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual Approach, Audrey Dawn Barrett PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: School Web Sites within the Educational Marketplace: A Case Study Investigating the Parents as Engaged Consumer-Users, Claudia Jane Beeman EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Intergenerational Communication: Its Effect on Early Screening Activities in African-American Adult Daughters of Mothers with Breast Cancer, Rita R. Callahan PhD, MA, BSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Academic Writing and the Pedagogical Practices of Effective Teachers, Thomas DeVere Wolsey EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Educational Initiative to Promote Evidence-Based Practice, Laurel Ann Ecoff PhD, MS, RN, NEA-BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Mortality Prognostication in Long-Term Care Residents: The MDS-CHESS Scale, Caroline Etland PhD, MSN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Improving College Retention by Identifying Factors Influencing Student Success, Maryjane Felter Leonard EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Predictors of Re-Hospitalization for Home Healthcare Patients, Brenda Fischer PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ

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Dissertation: Open Access: Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad Programs, Walter R. Heinecke EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Role of Residential Learning Communities in the Faith Development of First Year College Students, Dayanne Izmirian PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: How Spirituality Impacts Ethical Leadership: A Cross-Case Analysis of Eleven Corporate Chief Executive Officers, Mary Rose Johnson EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Spirituality and Symptom Self Management of Osteoarthritis, Lois M. Kannan PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Academic Achievement of Students in a Charter Homeschool, Mary A. Leeds EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Asian American Children's Literature: A Qualitative Study of Cultural Authenticity, Virginia S. Loh EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry into Moral Distress, Compassion Fatigue, Medication Error, and Critical Care Nursing, Jeanne Maiden PhD, MS, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effects of Flaxseed SDG on Perimenopausal Women with Mild Hyperlipidemia, Bonnie Marblestone PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Teachers' Beliefs about the Factors that Support Successful Second Language Acquisition of Elementary School Students, Joann M. McDonald EdD

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Cancer Related Symptom Clusters, Alice E. Noquez PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Contemporary Perspective of Wellness through the Voices of the Kūpuna, Anne P. Odell PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Sense of Humor, Stress and Coping, and Outcomes in Children's Lives, Lambertha Okhuizen-Stier PhD, MPH, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Education, Patricia Ottow Keen EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Provosts in Building a Student Learning Assessment-Supportive Organizational Culture: A Multiple-Site Evaluation within the California State University System, Chris Procello PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Obesity Risk Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Physical Activity in Families of Adolescents, Elaine M. Rutkowski PhD, MSN, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Ethnography Study of HIV Positive Midlife Black Women, Charlotte Stoudmire PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Dyspnea: Effect of Auricular Acupressure in End Stage Lung Cancer Patients, a Pilot Feasibility Study, Roger Alan Strong PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Use of Healing Touch in Adults with Hepatitis C Virus Receiving Interferon and Ribavirin: A Pilot Study, Margaret Ann Taylor PhD, MSN, CNS, HTCP/I

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Dissertation: Open Access: E-Coaching in Organizations: A Study of Features, Practices, and Determinants of Use, Rebecca Vaughan Frazee EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Developing an Instrument to Measure School Community Engagement with Implementation of Information Literacy Curriculum, Candace Wexler Aiani EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transformations with Tai Chi: The Experience of Community-Dwelling Tai Chi Practitioners, Sunny Yim Alperson PhD

Dissertations from 2007

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navy Nurses' Experiences during Operation Unified Assistance Aboard the USNS MERCY: A Grounded Theory Study, Angelica L.C. Almonte PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic Universities, Eliazer Ayala-Austin EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining Stage Theories and the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual Community, David Robert Blair EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Wives and Husbands with Coronary Heart Disease, Patricia A. Bradley PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychometric Testing of the Walker's Feelings and Thoughts About Weight Scale in Taiwan, Shu-wen Chang PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-Degree Feedback Process, Catriona Collins Moran EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department Chair, Kathleen Czech EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Composite Cognition Instrument for Nursing Care of Combat Casualties, Patricia Frohock Hanes PhD, MSN, MAED, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Pedagogy in Online Graduate Business Learning Environments, Alicia Maria Gallegos Butters EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transition to Nursing Home of Korean-American Elders, Myungja Kim Hahm PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Stakeholders’ Perspectives of a Catholic K-8 School as a Caring Community, Marci-Anne Hanks EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Emerging Elements of Leadership in a Complex System: A Cognitivist Approach, Kirsten Suzanne Hanson EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Families Moving Forward: Homeless Women with Children Transitioning to Independent Living, Kristin Elizabeth Hoyt PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Integrating Total Disability Management in a Climate of Change: A Case Study, Mary E. Jesko EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Concerns-Based Adoption Model Study of University Instructors Engaged in Faculty Development for Enhancing Learning With Technology, James W. Julius EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Symptom Burden at End of Life in Patients with Terminal and Life-Threatening Illness in Intensive Care Units, Peggy G. Kalowes PhD, MSN, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Parental Decision Making in the Administration of Stimulant Medication for their Latency Age Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Randye Kay PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and Practice, Ginger Lee Blackmon EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four-Year Public Higher Education System, Robert Lee Brown EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation Program, Paige Litton Creager PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not More Women Chiefs of Police?, Madeline G. Meistrich EdD