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Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Study of Quality of Life Issues in Community-Dwelling Elders, Kimberly S. McClane PhD

Dissertations from 2001

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Dissertation: Open Access: Women's Experiences With Chronic Heart Failure, Denise M. Boren PhD, MSN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Effects of Guilt, Spousal Support, and Role Conflict on the Psychological Well-Being of the Educated Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mother, Susan Donley DeSimone PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Therapeutic Alliance: Development, Evaluation, and Application of the Kim Alliance Scale, Son Chae Kim PhD, MSN, FNP, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Crossing Myriad Borders: A Dimensional Analysis of the Migration and Health Experiences of Indigenous Oaxacan Women, Sharon McGuire PhD, OP, MSN, RN-C

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Related to Resilience Abilities and Self-Care Practices in Adolescents, Sandra L. Solem PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Effect of Relaxation on Neuro-Immune Responses of Persons Undergoing Chemotherapy, Patricia K. Taylor Pothier PhD, MS, RN

Dissertations from 2000

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Dissertation: Open Access: Missionary Nurse Dorothy Davis Cook, 1940–1972: "Mother of Swazi Nurses", Susan Elaine Elliott PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Comparison of Health Promotion Behaviors and Performance on the Navy Physical Readiness Test among Active Duty Shipboard Personnel with and without Anterior Knee Pain, Robin Theresa McKenzie PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Noneconomic Barriers to Health Care Utilization by African-Americans, Johnie M. Tarver PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Adolescent Perceptions of Parent-Adolescent Communication and Adolescent Pregnancy, Susan L. Tohm Lloyd PhD, MS, RN

Dissertations from 1999

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Dissertation: Open Access: Crossing the Line: Experiences of the Formerly Homeless Living Past Homelessness, Susan Marie Bennett DNSc, MSN, FNP, RN, CS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Related to Stage at Diagnosis in African-American and Caucasian Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in the Military Health System, Sandra C. Garmon Bibb DNSc, MSN, RN

Dissertations from 1998

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Dissertation: Open Access: Major Trauma Outcomes: At What Cost? And for Whom? A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, A. Elaine Bond DNSc, MSN, APRN, CCRN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Being Alone: The Experience of Elderly Homebound Females, Sharon Davis Burt DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Relationships between Posttraumatic Stress, Acculturation, and Maternal Sensitivity in Vietnamese and Hmong Mothers, Gwendolyn F. Foss DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Acts of Resistance: Nurses' Personal Narratives, Maryanne Garon DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Conceptual Metaphor in the Health Care Culture, Cheryl D. Glennon DNSc, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Journey through Perspective Transformation: Learning Nursing Theory, Judith R. Heggie DNSc, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Experience of Decision-Making among Telephone Advice/Triage Nurses, Ann Mayo DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship of Self-Esteem, Learned Resourcefulness and Social Support to Health-Related Quality of Life in Long-Term Cancer Survivors, Leli W. Pedro DNSc, MS, RNC, OCN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Ethnographic Inquiry of Social Support throughout Women's Labor and Childbirth Experiences, Nancy Jane Pinder Saks DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Testing a Theoretical Model of Critical Thinking and Cognitive Development, Jane Rapps DNSc, MS, MSEd, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: History of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps, 1949-1954, Sharon A. Vairo DNSc

Dissertations from 1997

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Perspectives of the Woman/Nurse/Executive Working in the Managed Care Environment of Southern California, Cheryl Lynn Brandi DNSc, MS, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Experiences of Taiwanese Women Caregiving for Parents-in-Law, Shu-Yuan Chao DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Process of Ending Domestic Violence among Latinas: Aguantando No Mas, Nancy A. Coffin-Romig DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Correlates of Staff Nurse Work Satisfaction in Hospitals with Shared Governance, Mary Kay Flynn DNSc, RN, CCRN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Role Expectation of Chief Nurse Executive Officers in Integrated Healthcare Systems Located in Highly Managed Care Markets, Daniel L. Gross DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Women Prior to Hospitalization for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Llamae R. Hughes DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Work of Living with HIV: A Study of Binational Groups, Christina Joy DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Cultural Discovery in Nursing Practice: The Experience of Nurses' Who Work with Vietnamese, Evelyn Labun DNSc, MScN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Phenomenological Inquiry of Nurse Transition to Family-Centered Perinatal Nursing, Paula Kaye Lilja DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Igniting the Mind: Engaging Nursing Students in the Process of Learning, Jo-Ann L. Rossitto DNSc, MA, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Selected Nonpharmacologic Pain Interventions in Infants, Cindy Smith Greenberg DNSc, MS, RN, CPNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Living with Changing Health: Perimenopause among Chinese Women in Taiwan, Lee-Ing Tsao DNSc, MNSc, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Determinants of Health-Promoting Lifestyle among Nurses in Taiwan, Chou Chuan-Chiang Yao DNSc, MS, RN

Dissertations from 1996

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Dissertation: Open Access: Young Adult Women's Responses to Undergoing Treatment for Early Breast Cancer, Donna Abrashoff Schutte DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Written Information and Reassurance on Patient Satisfaction, Anxiety, and Intent to Return for Emergency Care, June Andrea DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Ethical Decision-Making among Critical Care Unit Nurses, Mary Ellen Bowen DNSc, MN, RN, CNAA

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nursing Faculty Connecting with Students: A Heideggerian Hermenteutical Study, Debra I. Craig DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Journey from Nonexerciser to Exerciser: A Grounded Theory Study, Keri Kuniyoshi Medina DNSc, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Children with HIV: How they Feel About What Parents Say, Susan Pease Instone DNSc, MSN, CPNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Helper Woman: A Biography of Elinor Delight Gregg, Jacqueline S. Pflaum DNSc, MPH, MS

Dissertations from 1995

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Dissertation: Open Access: A History of the Concept of Creativity in Western Nursing: A Cultural Feminist Perspective, Karen K. Fritz DNSc, MS, BA, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Development and Testing of an Explanatory Model of Registered Nurse Empowerment, Marilyn D. Klakovich DNSc, MSN, RN, CNAA

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Model of Patient Satisfaction and Behavioral Intention in Managed Care, Diane Sturdy Greeneich DNSc, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Care of Aging Parents: The Experiences of Middle-Aged Filipino Women, Carmen B. Toledo Galang DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Illness Impact and Adjustment to Parkinson's Disease: Before and After Treatment with Tolcapone, Mickie D. Welsh DNSc, RN

Dissertations from 1994

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Dissertation: Open Access: Effects of Family Stress, Family Social Support, and Family Balance on Maternal Adaptation in Post Birth Families, Constance H. Blake Hansen DNSc, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: "Well-Growness" of the Newborn and Factors Contributing to Low Birth Weight, Diane Buck Kruse DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Associated with Women's Decisions to Obtain Routine Cervical Cancer Screening in a Prepaid Health Care System, Vicki DeBaca DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Environment: Alive, Whole, Interconnected and Interacting, Dorothy Kleffel DNSc, MPH, BSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Integrating Chronic Illness into One's Life: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Susan Rush Michael DNSc, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experiences of Nurses' Interactions with Ethnically Diverse Clients: A Phenomenological Perspective, Colette R. York DNSc, MSN, RN

Dissertations from 1993

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Dissertation: Open Access: From Untrained Nurses Toward Professional Preparation in Montana, 1912-1987, A. Gretchen McNeely DNSc, MSN, RNC

Dissertations from 1992

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Dissertation: Open Access: Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Nurse Practitioner Practice: A Question of Power, Merrily J. Allen DNSc, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Being Pregnant and Using Drugs: A Retrospective Phenomenological Inquiry, Merry A. Armstrong DNSc, MSN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Influencing a Battered Woman's Perception of Controllability in Violent Intimate Relationships, Patricia Ann Chin DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Meta-Analysis on Costing Out Nursing Services, Judith G. Eckhart DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: How Latinas Come to Know about AIDS and AIDS Prevention, Patricia Walker Caudle DNSc, MNSc, FNP, RNC

Dissertations from 1991

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Dissertation: Open Access: Elders Caring for Elders: Risk of Abuse and Neglect?, Marjorie F. Bendik DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Model of Organizational Commitment in Staff Nurses, Donna Burgener Adams DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Managing Patient Care: A Substantive Theory of Clinical Decision Making in Home Health Care Nursing, Felicitas A. dela Cruz DNSc, MA, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Organized Nursing in the Silver State: A History of the Nevada Nurses' Association, Ellen Suzanne Fries DNSc, MN, RNC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Baccalaureate Reentry Students: Effects of Professional Support on Role Conflict and Role Transition, Ruth N. Grendell DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Related to Body Image Appraisal Associated with Receiving Treatment for a Malignant Brain Tumor, Ruth Ann Mulnard DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Related to Self-Care Agency and Self-Care Practices of Obese Adolescents, Kathy Shadle James DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Moral Reasoning of Nurse Practitioners, Diane C. Viens DNSc, MS, FNP, RNC

Dissertations from 1990

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Family Functioning and Adolescent Substance Use, Vicky R. Bowden DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Essential Characteristics of Advocacy Associated with the Nurse-Client Relationship: The Client's Perspective, Victoria Louise Cole Schonlau DNSc, MPA, BSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Impact of Stress and Coping on Adherence and Health Status in Patients with Hypertension, Diane Darby Goldberger DNSc, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patterns of Psychological Adaptation in Death and Dying: A Causal Model and Exploratory Study, Marjorie C. Dobratz DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Nurse Manager: An Ethnography of Hospital-Based First-Line Nurse Managers Practicing in an Expanded Role, Sally Everson-Bates DNSc, MA, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Personal and Organizational Variables Related to the Strength of Mentoring Relationships in Nursing, Willa Fields DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nursing Care through the Eyes of the Patient, Donna May Fosbinder DNSc, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Well-Being of Elderly Women: Rural-Urban Differences, Betty J. Gale DNSc, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Everyday Life Experiences of Three to Six-Year-Old Children with Comforting Possessions, Susan H. Harris DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Self-Preserving: Patterns Guiding the Experience of Interpersonal Conflict for Female Nursing Faculty, Kathleen L. Harr DNSc, MSN, RN, C

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Dissertation: Open Access: Humanistic Caring: Personal Influences, Coping Processes, Psychological Outcomes and Coping Effectiveness, Christine Lynn Latham DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Experience of Female Nurses Being Cared for: A Phenomenological Analysis, Sharon Lu Skinner Shetlar DNSc, MS, BSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Autonomy in Practice: Conceptualization, Construction, and Psychometric Evaluation of an Empirical Instrument, Judith Smith Dempster DNSc, MSN, RNC, FNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effects of Collaboration, Organizational Climate, and Job Stress on Job Satisfaction and Anticipated Turnover in Nursing, Jaynelle F. Stichler DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Woman for All Seasons: A Biography of Julia Catherine Stimson (1881-1948), Mary T. Weber Sarnecky DNSc, MN, BSN

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Relationship between Marital Interdependence and Adaptation to Parenthood in Primiparous Couples, Marianne E. Weiss DNSc

Dissertations from 1989

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Dissertation: Open Access: Pregnancy Outcome in Military and Civilian Women, Karen Messersmith Heroman DNSc

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Dissertation: Open Access: Multiple Role Women and their Spouses: Variables Effecting Family Functioning, Julie C. Novak DNSc, CPNP, MA, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Model of Registered Nurse Intent to Stay in Southern California Childrens' Hospitals, Linda Diann Urden DNSc, MN, RN, CNA