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Dissertations from 2022

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Dissertation: Open Access: Correlates of Health Literacy and Perceptions of Burden Among Caregivers of Persons Diagnosed with Chronic Illnesses, Mubarak Aldawsare

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Dissertation: Open Access: TRAUMA RECIDIVISM: THREAT ORIENTATIONS AND RECURRENT INJURY PERCEPTIONS, Molly Bauer and Ann M. Mayo

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Dissertation: Open Access: Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of New Graduate Nurses Caring for Hospitalized Patients Living with Dementia, Geline Buenconsejo

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Dissertation: Open Access: REMIFENTANIL PATIENT CONTROLLED ANALGESIA USE IN LABORING WOMEN: A FEASIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY STUDY, Joshua Carr

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Dissertation: Open Access: Cardiology Implications of ED COVID-19 Patients in an Underserved Rural Health Care Environment, Pedro Colio

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Description of Impostor Phenomenon in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologists, Jeffrey R. Darna

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Dissertation: Open Access: Biomarkers and Factors related to Risk of Acute Kidney Injury, Mary Ann David

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Dissertation: Open Access: Interventional Radiology Procedures Without Sedation: The Nurse Experience, Catherine De Leon

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transitioning Eating Practices of Older Adults, Michelle Lajoy Jackson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transitions in Palliative Care: Referral Time and Healthcare Utilization in Advanced Stage Colon, Rectal and Lung Cancer Patients., Ann Lawani

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Examining the Patient Preference Aspect of the Patient Experience Amid a Pandemic, Sheree Scott

Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Exploring the Decontamination Process for Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs), Rocelle Aglugub

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Experiences of African American Male Veterans Accessing Mental Health Treatment, catherine Baker

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: A Retrospective Analysis To Determine If Obstructive Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy is a Predictor of Length of Stay in Women Who Delivered in a MilitaryTreatment Facility, Elizabeth Boulette

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Qualitative Exploration of the Patient Care Experience as Perceived by Hispanic Patients Receiving Care at a Safety-net Facility, Silvinia Cuizon

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Dissertation: Open Access: Suicide Mortality of Emergency Department Patients, Briony Marie DuBose MHI, RN, LSS, BB

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Associations of Chronic Stress, Social Support, Health Behaviors and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanic Women, Edna Esquer

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Dissertation: Open Access: Strategies for the Improvement of Healthcare through Simulation, Roger Lankheet

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Dissertation: Open Access: Feasibility of Online Nutritional Counseling and/or Remote Self Weighing in Pregnant Women With Obesity, Rebecca Mattson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Food Insecure COPD Patients and Healthcare Utilization: A Retrospective Study, Kristine Mendoza

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Dissertation: Open Access: Life Satisfaction: Aging Female Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, Deborah Ann Monson

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Mental Health Correlates Among Pregnant Women Who Use Cannabis in the United States, My Hanh Nguyen

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Lived Experience of Military Women with Chronic Pain: A Phenomenological Study, Sandra W. Peppard

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Dissertation: Open Access: Timing of Therapeutic Hypothermia & Short-Term Infant Outcomes, Brooke Rakes

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Dissertation: Open Access: Time to Medical Help-Seeking for Adults Who Experience Symptoms of Stroke in a California-Mexico Border Region, Jean Rockwell

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Dissertation: Open Access: Neonatal Toxic Stress and Long-Term Neurodevelopment in Premature Infants, Rachelle Sey

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Dissertation: Open Access: Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions for Adult Cancer Patients Post Outpatient Chemotherapy: Does the Oncology Nurse Navigator Make a Difference?, Sunny L. Stirling

Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: Open Access: Health Care Access and Utilization by U.S. Farmworkers, Genesis Bojorquez

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Dissertation: Open Access: Treatments for Cancer Given Orally: Patients' Perceptions of Distress Due to Financial Toxicity, Ellen Carr

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Race and Ethnicity and Serious Safety Events in Hospitalized Patients, Samantha Crandall

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Dissertation: Open Access: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department, Nicole Martinez

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Examination of the Night Burn Clinic Transition to Nurse Practitioner Coverage, Kevin J. Maxwell DNP, FNP-BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient-Specific Factors Associated with Surgical Delay in a Large Academic Hospital, Natalie Meyers

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Dissertation: Open Access: Veteran Specific Risk Factors for Delirium, Allison Perkins

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Dissertation: Open Access: Chronic Pain, Sleep Disruption, and Work Performance in the Military, Jeffrey Ransom

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Dissertation: Open Access: Pain and Spiritual Distress at End of Life, Kathryn Lee Robinson

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Improving Perioperative Pain in Bariatric Surgery Patients with use of Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Blocks, Leslie Washington

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Dissertation: Open Access: Barriers and Facilitators to Opioid Use Treatment and Recovery Services During Pregnancy, Loralie Woods

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Dissertation: Open Access: Frailty and Post-Operative Outcomes in Adult Hip Fracture Patients, Melissa Yager

Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient’s Utilization of Health Information Technologies for Disease Self-Management, Mahmoud Hamzeh Altawalbih

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Dissertation: Open Access: Early Identification and Intervention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Using an Implantable Cardiac Monitor to Significantly Improve Guideline-Based Anticoagulation Therapy in an Outpatient Cardiology Clinic, Lisa Alvarez

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Spiritual Well-Being Amongst Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia on Palliative Care Living at Home, Michael Baumgardner

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nurse Family Member Perceptions of Patient Death and Nursing Care after Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment, Deena Drake

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Dissertation: Open Access: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Stigma, and Social Support among Postpartum Women, Ellen K. Fleischman

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychiatric Patients’ Perception of Involvement in the Plan of Care, Jaspal Kaur Gill

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Discharged and Readmitted African Americans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to a Safety-Net Hospital, Kiiyonna Jones

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Use of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Nursing Practice, Kathleen Klimpel

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Covariates of Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) in Adults, Dorothy Lang

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Galactagogue Use, Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Insufficient Milk Supply, Michelle Tai-Chi Lee

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Factors Associated with 30-day Hospital Readmissions Among Older Adults with Dementia, Lynell Lemon

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Dissertation: Open Access: Delirium in Long Term Care Rehabilitation Residents: A Correlational Retrospective Study, Rebecca Lerma-Kjonegaard

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Dissertation: Open Access: Older Adults’ Implementation of Discharge Instructions Following an Acute Care Hospital Stay, Brenda Miller

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Related to 30-Day Readmission among Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes, Athena Mohebbi

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient Outcomes Associated With Delayed Rapid Response System Activation: A Retrospective Comparative Study, Ricardo Padilla

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient Perception of Fall Risk and High Fall Risk Screening Scores, Nicole D. Pena

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Dissertation: Open Access: Adult Postoperative Open-Heart Patients: Anemia and 30-Day Hospital Readmission, Lindsey Ryan

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Dissertation: Open Access: Lived Experience after Surgery among Hispanic Adults, Kimberly Sanchez

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Homeless Persons Perception of Living in a Long-Term Care Facility, Janice Woods

Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Exploring the Journey: Overcoming the Life of Sex Trafficking, Cheryl Boyd

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Dissertation: Open Access: Bariatric Surgery Regain and Long-Term Weight Loss among Women: Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Health Promotion Lifestyle Behaviors, Raelene Z. Brooks

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Dissertation: Open Access: Identification of Nurse-Controlled Predictors of Pain in Patients Undergoing a Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty, Melodie Ruth Daniels

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Association of Kangaroo Mother Care, Energy Conservation, and Bonding in Preterm Neonates, Dorothy Forde

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Dissertation: Open Access: Oxygen Consumption in Sepsis, Julie Graham

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: ICU Delirium and the Relationship with Pre-Existing PTSD within the Veterans Population, Evangeline Howard

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining the Relationships Between Ethnicity, Palliative Care and Readmissions in the Heart Failure Population, Deanna Johnston

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Mantram Repetition on QOL in Low-income, Urban Dwelling Older Adults, Marissa Katerina Mackiewicz

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Dissertation: Open Access: Priapism Among Male Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease, Prince Ocansey

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Dissertation: Open Access: Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner as a Subspecialty: A Case Study, Debra M. Palmer

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Patient Activation and Self-Management of Hemoglobin A1C among Filipinos, Arlin Ramira

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Dissertation: Open Access: Barriers and Perceptions to obtaining Palliative Care in the Emergency Department, Jacqueline Lucille Saucier

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Relationship between Family Social Capital and Utilization of Well Child Preventative Health Care Services, Kristi K. Westphaln

Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Impact of Practice Environment and Nursing Workload on Patient Outcomes among Non-Magnet Hospitals in Saudi Arabia, Mohammed G. Alghamdi

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Intersectionality Among African American Women with Breast Cancer, Teri D. Armour Burton

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Dissertation: Open Access: Second-Generation Thai American Women's Perceptions on Cervical Cancer Screening, Essie Asawapornmongkol

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: i-MOM: Improving Maternal-fetal Outcome Monitoring, Elizabeth Blu Bamgbose

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Technology versus Touch: Targeting Heart Failure Self-Care in Older Adults, Millicent Guiaya De Jesus

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Correlates of Diabetes Self-Management Among Filipinos, Dinnah Lumibao Didulo

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Dissertation: Open Access: Social Ecological Factors Associated with Parental Vaccination Decisions and Perceptions of Barriers to Childhood Immunizations, Catherine A. Ferris

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Dissertation: Open Access: Mexican-Born Immigrant Decision-Making About Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes, Virginia Lynn Hart-Kepler

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Women Living with HIV/AIDS and Disclosure, Monique A. Lineback

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Health of Human Trafficking Victims in San Diego, California: A Retrospective Study, Noelle Lipkin Leveque

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring Factors Impacting Veterans' Hypertension Control, Jian Hua Liu

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Patient Knowledge, Perceived Self-Efficacy, and Self-Management Among Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Razel Bacuetes Milo

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: A Feasibility Study Utilizing Clinical Simulation as Pedagogical Praxis for Promoting Caring Behaviors with Associate Degree Nursing Students, Kathleen Marie Rosales

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Effect of the Military Character of Discharge on Reintegration into the Civilian Community: A Phenomenological Study, Ali Reza Tayyeb

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Readmission Factors of Patients with Type II Diabetes, Veronica Santos Timple

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Relationship Between Hospital Construction and High Risk Infant Auditory Function at NICU Discharge: A Retrospective Descriptive Cohort Study, Valerie Willis

Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Utilizing Clinical Decision Support within the Electronic Health Record to Screen for Palliative Care, Tanja Baum

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Dissertation: Open Access: Symptom Experience and Influenza-Like Illness in a Military Population, Monique Bouvier

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Human Papillomavirus Knowledge and Human Papillomavirus Uptake Among U.S. Navy Personnel 18 to 26 Years of Age, Jennifer Jean Buechel

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Dissertation: Open Access: School Nurse Perceptions and Decisions about Children Self-Carrying Inhalers in School, Lisa Anne Dominguez Jaurigue

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Dissertation: Open Access: Use of Video Games in Patients' Self-management of Pain: A Feasibility Study, Janet Donnelly PhD(c), RN-BC, ACNS-BC, PCCN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Avoiding Hospital-Acquired Conditions: A Qualitative Analysis of Early Top Performers, Tammy Doolittle

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Interprofessional Team Training in the Pediatric Life Support Program: Effects on Teamwork and Quality of Resuscitations, Mary J. Fagan

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Predictors of Septic Patient Outcomes, Kim Reina Failla

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Lived Experience of Male-To-Female Transgender Youth Accessing Trans-Related Healthcare in Los Angeles, Marcel Fomotar

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Impact of Electronic Health Records on the Quality Outcomes of the Adult Intensive Care Unit, Ahmad Madie

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Dissertation: Open Access: Access and Barriers to Care During Transition from Active Duty to Veteran Status in Veterans with Diabetes: A Look at Health Literacy, Change, and Ongoing Diabetes Self-Management Education, Mark R. Malebranche

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Dissertation: Open Access: In-hospital Factors Associated with Supplementation among Healthy, Full-term, Breastfed Infants, Jodi Kae O'Brien

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transitions to Assisted Living Within a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Judith H. Scott