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Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Grounded Theory Approach to Healthy Work Environment: Its Impact on Nurses, Patient Safety, and Significance in Healthcare Settings, Nicole Sevilla-Zeigen

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Perinatal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Julie A. Vignato PhD, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Organizational Commitment, Organizational Based Self Esteem and Work Engagement on Nurses' Perception of Medication Errors, Vanessa V. Wertheim

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: A Phenomenological Study of Young Women With Fibromyalgia: "It's Not All In My Head", Kathryn A. Yates

Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Open Access: Moral Development and Public Health Nursing, Margaret Avila

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Dissertation: Open Access: American Indian Women’s Health Perceptions and Health Promotion Behaviors, Sharon Boothe-Kepple

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Urgent Care Nurse Data Capture: Impact on Diabetes Outcomes, Leslie D. Dela Cruz-Torio

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychoneuroimmunology and Chronic Pain, Sarah E. Giron

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Associated with High Risk Infant Follow-Up Attendance, Martha Grant Fuller

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Dissertation: Open Access: Motivation for Seeking a Nurse Manager Position: A Qualitative Study, Judy L. Jarnigan White

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Patient Experience as Rated By Consumers, Barbara Jean Kelley

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Dissertation: Open Access: Perinatal Depression and Preterm Birth, Elizabeth C. Light

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Dissertation: Open Access: Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Postpartum Predictors of Readiness for Hospital Discharge and Post-Discharge Outcomes, Gabriella Malagon-Maldonado

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patients' Perception of Feeling Known by Their Nurses and the Nurse Practice Environment, Deene' L. Mollon

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Dissertation: Open Access: Sleep Disordered Breathing and Pregnancy: Prevalence and Outcomes at Delivery, Ryan Lyle Nations

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring Unintended Pregnancy in the United States Military: A Phenomenological Approach, Mary Kathryn Phillips

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Responses of Children Living with Peanut Allergy: The Need to See Beyond the Peanut-Free Lunch Table, Chiarina P. Piazza

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS), Pain, and Agitation, Karen Reavis

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Dissertation: Open Access: Knowledge of Stroke Symptom and Risk Factors and Acculturation Among Cambodian Immigrants Living in Southern California, Samantha N. Sangsanoi-Terkchareon

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Dissertation: Open Access: Hope, Uncertainty, and Coping among Parents of Children with Cancer, Christine Ann Sloan

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Phenomenological Study of Health Professionals’ Perceptions of Good and Bad Pediatric Hospital Deaths, Self-Care Needs and Lingering Distress, Carmen Nichole Spalding

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Dissertation: Open Access: Home Telehealth in Heat Failure Patients, Tanna R. Thomason

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Dissertation: Open Access: Hispanic Mothers’ Narratives: Experiences of Parenting a Child with Cystic Fibrosis, Health Beliefs, and Health Care Experiences Related to Cystic Fibrosis, Linda Tirabassi-Mathis

Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Open Access: Determinants of Physical Activity in Arab American Children, Wearn Alkhatib PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring a Diabetic Registry for Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Mary C. Anziano PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nurse Practice Environment and Peripheral Intravenous Infiltrations in a Pediatric Hospital on the Magnet Journey, Jannise Topacio Baclig PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Is Combat Exposure Predictive of Higher Preoperative Stress in Military Members?, Eric J. Bopp PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Skin Cancer Risk Perception and Sunscreen Use in Adolescent Female Soccer Athletes, Cheryl L. Butera PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, NP-C, PHN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Efficacy of Mantram Repetition Program on Sleep in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Lindsay Cosco Holt PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Fetal Heart Monitoring, Nursing Surveillance, and Cesarean Birth, María del Carmen Colombo PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Relationship between Horizontal Violence among Registered Nurses and Falls, Elizabeth Densford Rocha PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Delirium Rate and Risk Factors in Palliative Care Outpatients and Caregiver Coping Strategies, Sarah Deur Livermore PhD, FNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Professional Quality of Life and Emergency Department Nurses' Communication Patterns, Elvira Dominguez-Gomez PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Gestational Weight Gain Patterns, Hope R. Farquharson PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Does Participation in a Multi-Modal Activity-Based Program Impacts on Functional Recovery, and Quality of Life in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury?, Carolyn S. Gerber PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Relationship between Age and Pre-End Stage Renal Disease Care in Elderly Hemodialysis Patients, Rubette Harford PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Depressive Symptomatology and Perceived Social Support in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes, Kristiana Gay Huffman Cullum PhD, CPNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transitioning Adolescents with Type I Diabetes to Adult Care, Kathyann Kenny Marsh PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Affecting Health Promotion Lifestyle Behaviors among Arab American Women, Kholoud Khalil PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Symptom Burden and Healthcare Utilization in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Catherina Anne Madani PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Case of Reintegration of Women Post Incarceration, Deana Raley Noble PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Phenomenological Study of Acceptability of Preexposure Prophylaxis Therapy within the Lived Experiences of HIV Negative Male-to-Female Transgender Young Adults, Gloria N. Nwagwu PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer: Quality of Life and Perception of Dyspnea, Barbara A. Roces PhD, MSN, NP, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Relationship between Participation in Nurse Externship Program and RN Retention and Quality Care, Lourdes C. Salandanan PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Onsite Integrative Clinics: Acupuncture, Positive Patient Outcomes, and Frequency of Provider Office Visits, Sherry Shoemaker PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Hospital Fall Prevention Using Interactive Patient Care Technology, Verna A. Sitzer PhD, MN, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient Care Technology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship, Belinda M. Toole PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Identification of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Post-ICU Patients, Heather Warlan PhD, RN, CCRN

Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Patients' and Health Care Providers' Perception of Stressors in the Critical Care Units, Alham Abuatiq PhD, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Developing a Clinical Nurse Leader Practice Model: An Interpretive Synthesis, Miriam Bender PhD

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

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

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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: 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

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

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

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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: 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