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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Completed Dissertations

william f. connell school of nursing

2012

Nancy Coyne Baker, Ph.D., ANP-BC "Does Daily Practice of Meditation or Coherent Breathing Influence Perceived Stress, Stress Effects, Anxiety or Holistic Wellness In College Freshmen and Sophomores" Advisor: Patricia Tabloski, Ph.D., GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Clare Marie Butt, Ph.D., RN, AOCN "Supporting Hope in Midlife Cancer Survivors: Intervention Workshop" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Kim Francis, Ph.D., RN, PHCNS-BC "Development of a New Pain Assessment Instrument: Pain Assessment and Care for the Extremely Low Gestational Age Infant Focused Instrument (PACEFI)" Advisor: June Andrews Horowitz, Ph.D., RN, PMH, CNS-BC, FAAN

Kelly L. Grady, Ph.D., RN-BC "Parenting a Lone Twin: When One Twin Dies" Advisor: June Andrews Horowitz, Ph.D., RN, PMH, CNS-BC, FAAN

Sandra Hannon-Engel, Ph.D., RN, CS, PMHNP- BC "Role of Altered CCK Response in Bulimia Nervosa" Advisor: Barbara E. Wolfe, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN

Mary E. Sullivan, Ph.D., APRN, BC "Hospital Acquired Urinary Tract Infections: Implications for Nursing Practice" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Deborah Washington, Ph.D., RN "Social Cognition and the Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Clinical Decision-Making" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

 

2011

Patricia C. Underwood, Ph.D., FNP-BC, RN "Genetic Markers Associated with an Intermediate Phenotype of the Metabolic Syndrome: Insulin Resistance and Hypertension" Advisor: Catherine Yetter Read, Ph.D., RN

Tania Denise Shaffer Strout, Ph.D., RN "Development of an Agitation Rating Scale for Use with Acute Presentation Behavioral Management Patients" Advisor: June Andrews Horowitz, Ph.D., RN, CNS-BC, FAAN

Jean C. Solodiuk, Ph.D., MSN, RN "Parent Described Pain Cues in Nonverbal Children with Intellectual Disability: Deriving Patterns of Pain Responses and Potential Implications" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Lisa Wolf, Ph.D., RN, CEN "Testing and Refinement of an Integrated, Ethically-Driven Environmental Mode of Clinical Decision-Making in Emergency Settings" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Margaret Doyle Settle, Ph.D., RN "Predictors of NICU Nurse Activism: Response to Ethical Dilemmas" Advisor: Pamela J. Grace, Ph.D., APRN

 

2010

Connie Lynne Lorette Calvin, Ph.D., CRNA, ARNP "Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Effect of a Cognitive Training Intervention for Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Patients" Advisor: Barbara E. Wolfe, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN

Ann Cousins, Ph.D., PMH-CNS "Self-Report of Disordered Eating and Psychological Symptoms by Women with Ovulatory and Unexplained Infertility Compared with Women Receiving Routine Health Care" Advisor: Barbara E. Wolfe, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN

Karen A. Daley, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN "The Lived Experience of Percutaneous Injuries Among US Registered Nurses: A Phenomenological Study" Advisor: Rosanna DeMarco, Ph.D., PHCNS-BC, ACRN, FAAN

Clara Mashinya Gona, Ph.D., FNP-BC "The Lived Experience of Zimbabwean Women Being Diagnosed and Living With HIV/AIDS:  A Phenomenological Study" Advisor: Rosanna DeMarco, Ph.D., PHCNS-BC, ACRN, FAAN

Carol Anne Marchetti, Ph.D., RN, CNS "Regret and Police Reporting Among Individuals Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault" Advisor: Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, RNCS, FAAN

Monica Adhambo Onyango, Ph.D., MPH, RN "Women’s Experiences with Abortion Complications in the Post War Context of South Sudan" Advisor: Rosanna DeMarco, Ph.D., PHCNS-BC, ACRN, FAAN

Susan Budassi Sheehy, Ph.D., RN, FAEN, FAAN "A Nurse-Coached Exercise Program to Increase Muscle Strength, Improve Quality of Life, and Increase Self-Efficacy in People with Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injuries: A Single Subject Design Study" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Laura S. White, Ph.D., RN, CPNP "Reducing Stress in School-Age Girls: Mindful Awareness for Girls through Yoga" Advisor: Joyce Pulcini, P.hD., RNCS, PNP, FAAN

 

2009

Chia-Chuan Chang, Ph.D., RN "Development and Evaluation of Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Professional Practice Environment Scale in Taiwan" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN 

Heidi Collins Fantasia, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC "Late Adolescents' Perceptions of Factors that Influenced Their Sexual Decision Making: A Narrative Inquiry" Advisor: Sandra R. Mott, Ph.D., RN

Kathleen Ahern Gould, Ph.D., RN "A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Discharge Nursing Intervention to Promote Self-Regulation of Care for Early Discharge Interventional Cardiology Patients" Advisor: Barbara Hazard, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Allyssa L. Harris, Ph.D., RN "Factors that Influence Contraceptive Decision-Making in African American Women, an Intergenerational Perspective" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins RN, WHNP-BC, Ph.D., FAAN, FAANP

Sanghee Kim, Ph.D., RN "Development and Initial Psychometric Evaluation of Nurses’ Ethical Decision Making Around End of Life Care Scale (NEDM-EOLCS) in Korea" Advisor: Pamela J. Grace, Ph.D., APRN 

Yi-Hui Liu, Ph.D., RN "Translation and Psychometric Validation of the Chinese Version of the Child-Adolescent Teasing Scale" Advisor: Judith A. Vessey, Ph.D., CRNP, M.B.A., FAAN

Jacqueline Gannon Somerville, Ph.D., RN "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of Patients' Perception of Feeling Known By their Nurses (PPFKN) Scale" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Joanne D. Wojcik, Ph.D., RN "Clinical Characteristics of People In Randomized Clinical Trials of First Episode Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Attrition Versus Non-Attrition Groups" Advisor: Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Ph.D., RN

 

2008

Jeffrey M. Adams, Ph.D., RN "Validation of the Adams Influence Model (AIM)" Advisor: Dorothy Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Nola Raye Della-Monica, Ph.D., RN
"Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Nurse Caring Patient Scale" Advisor:  Dorothy Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Margaret Oot Hayes, Ph.D., RN "The Lived Experience of Mothering After Prison" Advisor:  June Andrews Horowitz, Ph.D., RNCS, FAAN

Katharine M. Larsson, Ph.D., RN, CS "Understanding the Lived Experience of Patients who Suffer from Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms Using a Rogerian Perspective" Advisor: Dorothy Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Annie Lewis-O’Connor, Ph.D., MPH, NP-BC "When Push Comes to Show: Screening Mothers for Intimate Partner Violence During a Pediatric Visit" Advisor:  Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Nadine Marie Linendoll, Ph.D., MDiv, NP
"Family Caregivers' Perceived Symptom Distress of Persons with a Primary Malignant Brain Tumor" Advisor:  Ellen Mahoney, D.N.S., RN

Sara Elizabeth Dolan Looby, Ph.D., APRN "Influences on Adherence in African American Women with HIV" Advisor:  Anne E. Norris, Ph.D., RNCS, FAAN

Carrie Edgerly MacLeod, Ph.D., FNP-BC "Nurses Transforming the Spousal Caregiving Experience: Health as Expanding Consciousness and Patient Recovery at Home Following Cardiac Surgery" Advisor: Dorothy Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

 

2007

Elizabeth G. Shannon, Ph.D,. RN "Understanding School-Aged Children’s Postoperative Experience Following Spinal Fusion with Instrumentation" Advisor: Sandra R. Mott, P.hD., RNC

Donna Joan Perry, Ph.D., RN
"Transcendent Pluralism and the Evolution of the Human Spirit: A Philosophical Nursing Inquiry using Lonergan’s Transcendental Method of Transcendent Pluralism in Catholics who Support Same-Gender Marriage" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

 

2006

Suellen Breakey, Ph.D., RN "Optimizing Stewardship: A Grounded Theory of Nurses as Moral Leaders in the Intensive Care Unit" Advisor: Pamela J. Grace, Ph.D., APRN

Katherine Elizabeth Gregory, Ph.D., RN
"The Influence of Physiologic Factors and Clinical Interventions on The Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants" Advisor: Barbara Hazard, Ph.D., FAAN

Mary McCurry, Ph.D., RNC, ANP
"Nursing Intuitive Clinical Decision-Making: Development and Testing of the McCurry Synergistic Process Model Using the Relaxation Response" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Angelleen R. Peters-Lewis, Ph.D., RN
"How the Strong Survive: Health as Expanding Conciousness and Life Experiences of Black Caribbean Women" Advisor: Dorothy Jones, Ed.D., RN, FAAN

 

2005

Anne Berger, Ph.D., MBA, RN "Identification of Factors Associated With Postoperative Pneumonia Using a Data Mining Approach" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Rachel R. Boersma, Ph.D., RN
"Depression and Somatization in Community Based Asylum-Seekers" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

J. Carol Elliot, Ph.D., RN, CS
"The Father-Daughter Relationship in Anorexia Nervosa: A Narrative Analysis" Advisor: June Andrews Horowitz, Ph.D., RNCS, FAAN

Karen K. Giuliano, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
"Physiologic Monitoring for Critically Ill Patients: Testing A Predictive Model for the Early Identification of Sepsis" Advisor: Barbara Hazard, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Janice H. Goodman, Ph.D., APRN, BC
"Influences of Maternal Postpartum Depression on Fathers and the Father-Infant Relationship" Advisor: June A. Horowitz, Ph.D., RN, CS

Adele C. Hill, Ph.D., APRN, BC, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P "Determinants of Quality of Life in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Nursing Investigation" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Susan M. Lee Ph.D., RN, NP-C
"Participation in Diabetes Education" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Ruth Palan Lopez, Ph.D., APRN, BC
"Playing Both Sides: Negotiating for Comfort or Immortality A Grounded Theory of Treatment Decisions in Nursing Homes" Advisor: Carol Lynn Mandle, Ph.D., RN, CS, FNP

Tracy Magee, Ph.D., RN, CPNP
"Behavior Problems in Childhood: Testing an Interactive Model" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Wilaiporn Onwanna, Ph.D., MSN, RN
"Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Attitudes Toward Psychiatric Patient Rights Scale of Psychiatric Nurses in Thailand" Advisor: Pamela J. Grace, Ph.D., RNCS, ANP

Lynda A. Tyer-Viola, Ph.D., RNC
"Obstetrical Nurses' Attitudes and Nursing Care Intentions Regarding care of HIV-Positive Pregnant Women" Advisor: Margaret Kearney, RNC, Ph.D.

 

2004

Stacey Marsha Carroll, Ph.D., APRN-BC "Silent, Slow Lifeworld: A Phenomenological Study of the Communication Experience of Nonvocal Ventilated Patients" Advisor: Patricia A. Tabloski, Ph.D., RNC

Prangtip Chayaput, Ph.D., RN "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Thai Version of the Coping and Adaptation Processing Scale" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Alexander Mark Gleason, Ph.D., RN
"Racial Disparities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Testicular Cancer" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Monica J. Hanson, Ph.D., RNC, WHNP
"Characteristics of Health Behavior in Adolescent Women Reporting and Not Reporting Intimate Partner Violence: A Secondary Analysis Nursing Study" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Ursula Kelly, Ph.D., APRN-BC
"Si Me Preguntas, Te Lo Contaré Todo, If You Ask Me I will Tell You Everything: Battered Latina Women’s Experiences of Health Care" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Eileen Mary McGee, Ph.D., RN
"I'm Better for Having Known You: Exploring Self-Transcendence in Nurses" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Teresa Margit Eliot Roberts Ph.D., RN
"The Cultural Milieu of Brazilians Residing in Massachusetts and Their Experiences with US Healthcare" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Katherine Cowen Rosa, Ph.D., APRN-BC
"Newman’s Research as Praxis: Health as Expanding Consciousness and Living with Lower Extremity Chronic Skin Wounds" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Pamela M. Senesac, Ph.D., SM, RN
"The Roy Adaptation Model: An Action Research Approach to a Pain Management Organizational Change Project" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

 

2003

Deborah A. D'Avolio, Ph.D., ARNP-BC, ACNP, ANP "Time is Money: An Ethnographic Study of Organizational Responses to Intimate Partner Violence" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Ann M Dylis, Ph.D., RN “Effects of Personal and Environmental Factors, Uncertainty Stress, and Coping on Family Functioning in Parents of Children with Neurofibromatosis 1: A Nursing Path Analytic Study” Advisor: June A. Horowitz, Ph.D., RN, CS

Diane Marie Haleem, Ph.D., RN "Factors Influencing At-Risk College Drinking: A Secondary Analytic Nursing Study" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Diane Marie Lew-Snider, Ph.D., RN "Moral Judgment, Satisfaction with Values Conflict Resolution, Perceived Intuitiveness and Clinical Decision Making in Nursing"” Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Betty D. Morgan, Ph.D., APRN-BC “Knowing How to Play the Game: Hospitalized Substance Abusers’ Strategies for Obtaining Pain Relief"” Advisor: June A. Horowitz, Ph.D., RN, CS

Joanne O'Sullivan, Ph.D., ARNP-BC, FNP "My Family is the PIT (s)”: An Ethnographic Study of Homeless Adolescents" Advisor: Pamela J. Burke, Ph.D., RNCS, FNP, PNP

Susan Marie Ruka, Ph.D., RN "Effects of Reminiscence in Promoting a Comfort Zone: A Single Subject Study of People with Dementia in a Nursing Home"” Advisor: Ellen K. Mahoney, D.N.S., RNCS

Kristen A. Sethares, Ph.D., RN "Supporting the Self-Care Behaviors of Women with Heart Failure through a Tailored Nursing Intervention"” Advisor: Ellen K. Mahoney, D.N.S., RNCS

 

2002 

Diane Cheryl Berry, Ph.D., CANP, APRN "Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness in Women Maintaining Weight Loss" Advidor: Dorothy Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Lingyu Lenny Chiang-Hanisko, Ph.D., RN "Creating a Cultural Fit: A Grounded Theory of Decision-Making about Living Arrangements among Older Adult Taiwanese Immigrants" Advisor: Ellen K. Mahoney, D.N.S., RNCS

Sandra Louise Creamer, Ph.D., RNCS, OCN "The Lived Experience of Family Caregivers at Recurrence and Progression of Cancer" Advisor: Susan K. Chase, Ed.D., RNCS, FNP

Jane M. Flanagan, Ph.D., RNC "Nurse and Patient Perceptions of the Pre-Admission Nursing Practice Model: Linking Theory to Practice" Advisor: Dorothy Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Debra R. Hanna, Ph.D., RN "Moral Distress Redefined: The Lived Experience of Moral Distress of Nurses Who Participated in Legal, Elective, Surgically-Induced Abortions" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Nancy P. Hanrahan, Ph.D., RN, CS “What Mental Health Services do Older Adults Use and who Provides These Services?” Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Gary S. Schultz, Ph.D., RN “A Phenomenological Study of Mental Health Nurses Practicing with Assaultive Inpatient Populations” Advisor: Sara T. Fry, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Sharyl Eve Toscano, Ph.D., RN, FNP "Adolescent Females' Perceptions of the Dating Experience" Advisor: Joellen Hawkins, Ph.D,. RNC, FAAN

 

2001

Roseann Barrett, PhD, RN " The Stages of Change and Physical Activity in Midlife Women" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D,. RN, FAAN

Anne-Marie Barron, Ph.D., RN "Life Meanings and the Experience of Cancer" Advisor: Carol Lynn Mandle, Ph.D., RN, CS, FNP

Coakley, Amanda, Ph.D., RN "Exploration of energy expenditure between provider and recipient during a therapeutic touch treatment and the response to (TT) on healthy individuals" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Jeung Ok Choi, Ph.D., RN " Predictors of Physically and Verbally Aggressive Behavior in Korean Nursing Home Residents with Dementia" Advisor: Ellen K. Mahoney, D.N.S., RN, CS

Pay-Fan Lin, Ph.D., RN " Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Caring Behaviors Scale for Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Taiwan" Advisor; Susan K. Chase, Ed.D,. RN, CS-FNP

Ellen Ruth Long-Middleton, Ph.D., RN " HIV Risk Reduction Behaviors in Adolescent Females: The Influence of Mastery & Self-Esteem" Advisor: Pamela J. Burke, Ph.D., RN, CS-FNP, PNP

JoAnn Teresa Trybulski, Ph.D., RN " Women's Long Term Responses to Elective Pregnancy Termination: A Phenomenological study" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

 

2000

Virginia C. Capasso "Arterial and Diabetic Wound Healing: A Comparison of the Cost and Efficacy of Two Wound Treatments" Advisor: Barbara Hazard Munro, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Jane E. Castle "Patients with Advanced Heart Failure: A Description of the Disease Trjectory in the Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment in Critically Ill Adults (SUPPORT)" Advisor: Barbara Hazard Munro, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Kate S. Collopy "Playing God: A Phenomenological Study of Women's Decision-Making Regarding Selective Reduction of Higher Order Multiple Pregnancies" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Sarah Currier "Life-sustaining Treatment decisions for Critically Ill Infants: The Views of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs)" Advisor: Sara Fry, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Rebecca Greenwood "Living with Heart: A Study of Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease" Advisor: Sally H. Rankin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Laura A. Mylott "Weaning Patterns in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction" Advisor: Susan K. Chase, Ph.D., RNCS, FNP

Ann Polcari "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Child Activity and Attention Tool (CAAT)" Advisor: June Andrew Horowitz, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Mary M. Segraves "Riding the Waves: Midlife Women's Narratives of Living Alone" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Robin Whittemore "A Coaching Interention to Integrate Lifestyle Change in Adults with Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus" Advisor: Carol Lynn Mandle, Ph.D., RN, CS, FNP

 

1999 

Joan M. Agretelis "Correlates of Quality of Life in Women Receiving Radiation for Breast Cancer" Advisor: Mary Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Aris Beoglos "Sustaining a Precarious Existence: A Grounded Theory of Nurses' Experiences Caring for Very, Very Low Birthweight Infants" Advisor: Susan K. Chase, Ed.D., RNCS, FNP

Hsiao-Chuang Chao "Self-Regulating Care Behavior " Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Carolyn M. Hayes "Deciding to Withhold/Withdraw Life-sustaining Treatments from Incompetent Adults Following Unanticipated, Catastrophic Illnesses: A Phenomenological Study of Surrogate Decision-Makers' Experiences " Advisor: Sara T. Fry, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Kathy Horvath "Recovery Process and Outcomes After Gynecologic Laparoscopic Day Surgery" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Anne T. Kane "Finding a Way to Get Help and Paying the Price: Women and Infants in Medicaid Managed Care" Advisor: Sally Rankin, Ph.D., RNC
FAAN

Ditsapelo M. McFarland, "Cervical Cancer and PAP (Papanicolaou) Smear Screening in Botswana: Knowledge and Perceptions" Advisor: Karen J. Aroian, Ph.D., RN, CS

Judith A. Spross "The Influence of Selected Societal, Institutional, and Individual Characteristics on Nurses and Physicians' Pain Managment Knowledge" Advisor: Mary Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

S. Anne Stewart "The Lived Experience of Dealing with Health for Adults Who are Homeless" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

 

1998

Joyce S. Blood "Resilience, Coping Style and Health Status in Older Adults: A Descriptive, Explanatory Study" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Carol C. Bova "Women with HIV Infection: Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Adherence to Health Care Recommendations" Advisor: Anne E. Norris, Ph.D., RN

Elizabeth F. Buselli "Biopsychosocial Health Three or More Years After a Cardiac Event" Advisor: Sally H. Rankin, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Kimberly A. Christopher "Determinants of Psychological Well-Being in Immigrants" Advisor: Karen Aroian, Ph.D., RNC

Mary Jane Costa "The Perioperative Experience of Ambulatory Surgery Patients" Advisor: Susan K. Chase, Ed.D., RNC

Elizabeth G. Damato "Maternal Prenatal Attachment to Twins" Advisor: Margaret H. Kearney, Ph.D., RNC

Lisabeth E. F. Johnston "Psychiatric Treatment Experiences that Affect Premature Termination of Treatment in People with Symptoms Related to Borderline Personality Disorder" Advisor: June A. Horowitz, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Mary K. Kazanowski "Commitment to the End: Family Caregivers Medication Management Near Death" Advisor: Laurel A. Eisenhauer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Aileen R. Killen, "Morality in Perioperative Staff Nurses: Relationships Among Moral Motivation, Moral Character, Moral Action, Nurse Outcomes and Patient Outcomes" Advisor: Sara T. Fry, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Ivor Pattison "How Expert Nurses Engage with Clients Who Present with Challenging Behavior" Advisor: Miriam Gayle Wardle, Ph.D., RN

Carol L. Picard "Uncovering Pattern of Expanding Consciousness in Mid-Life Women: Creative Movement and the Narrative as Modes of Expression" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

 

1997

Gwenievere W. Anderson "Narrative Ethics in Prenatal Genetics: Unheard Voices Listening to Unspoken Assumptions" Advisor: Loretta Higgins, Ed.D., RN

Paul M. Arnstein "Pain Intensity and Self Efficacy as Predictors of Disability and Depression in Chronic Pain" Advisor: Carol Lynn Mandle, Ph.D., RNC

Aranya Chaowalit "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Ethical Issues Scale (EIS) for HIV/AIDS Patient Care in Thailand" Advisor: Sara Fry, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Martha A. Q. Curley "Clinical Predictors of Progress in Weaning Pediatric Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure from Mechanical Ventilation" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Nancy S. Morris "Patterns of Recovery During the First Three Months After Distal Radius Fracture" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Susan R. Neary "Achieving Resilience: A Grounded Theory of a Life Process" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Ellen M. Robinson "Surrogate Experience: End of Life Treatment for Alzheimer Patients" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

 

1996

Patricia Martin Arcari "Efficacy Of A Worksite Smoking Cessation Program: Mindfulness Mediation vs. Cognitive Behavioral Interventions" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., FAAN

Joan Marie Craney "Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators And Their Physical And Psychosocial Outcomes" Advisor: Carol Lynn Mandle, Ph.D., RN

Lucy Field "Patient Decision Making Regarding Life- Sustaining Treatment for End-Stage Renal Disease" Advisor: Marjory Gordon, Ph.D., FAAN

Martha Kay Jurchak "A Study To Examine The Process Of Ethics Case Consultation" Advisor: Catherine P. Murphy, Ed.D., RN

Paula L. Michaud "Independent Older Persons Managing Medications At Home: A Grounded Theory" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Hollie Noveletsky-Rosenthal "Pattern Recognition in Older Adults Living With Chronic Illness" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Shigemi Sato "Diagnostic Concept Development: Content Validation of North American Nursing Diagnoses in Japan" Advisor: Marjory Gordon, Ph.D., FAAN

Joseph Otto Schmelz "Computerized Lung Sound Analysis As An Indicator Of The Need For Endotracheal Suctioning" Advisor: Margaret A. Murphy, Ph.D., RN

 

1995

Carol Glod "Circadian Dysregulation in Abused Children" Advisor: Carol R. Hartman, D.N.S.c, RN, CS

Tracy Herdman "A Nursing Inquiry Into The Phenomenon of Healing: The Discovery of Spirituality Through The Voices Of Traditional Native American Sioux Indians" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Maryjoan Ladden "Preterm Infant And Family Characteristics And Their Impact On Family Health Care Utilization" Advisor: Mary E. Duffy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Candace Jans Meares "The 'Dinnerhour' And Other Losses: Caring For A Hospice Patient Who Ceased Nutrition" Advisor: Carol Lynn Mandle, Ph.D., RN

Cynthia Medich "Healing Through Integration: The Experience of Cardiac Rehabilitation Advisor: Carol Lynn Mandle, Ph.D., RN

Cathy M. St. Pierre "Human Response Patterns of Childbearing And Non Childbearing Females" Advisor: Carol R. Hartman, D.N.Sc.., RN,CS

Gail Beaven Wangerin "Maternal Protective Behaviors Regarding Sexual Abuse in Women With A History of Childhood Sexual Abuse" Advisor: Carol R. Hartman, D.N.Sc., RN,CS

Barbara Wolfe "The Effects Of Dieting On Plasma Tryptophan And Satiety In Healthy Women Advisor: Carol R. Hartman, D.N.Sc., RN, CS

 

1994

Carolyn Corliss "Universals Of Nursing: Consensus And Action" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, PhD, FAAN

Laurel Radwin "Knowing The Patient: An Empirically Generated Beginning Process Model for Individualized Interventions" Advisor: Marjory Gordon, Ph.D., FAAN

Alice Gervasini "Classification Of Trauma Patients Utilizing A Predictor Model"Advisor: Victoria Mock, D.N.Sc., RN, OCN

Susan Murphy "Women's Experiences - Balancing Multiple Roles" Advisor: Joellen Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Doug Olsen "The Measurement of Variability in the Cognitive Structures Used by Nursing Students to Give Meaning to the Personhood of Patients" Advisor: Catherine Murphy, Ed.D., RN

Paula Sheehan "Body Image, Decision-Making and Breast Cancer Treatment" Advisor: Victoria Mock, D.N.Sc., RN, OCN

 

1993

Maureen Abate "Pregnant Adolescent Daughter - Mother Relationships" Advisor: June A. Horowitz, Ph.D., RN

Carol Baer "Elders Views of Life Sustaining Technology" Advisor: Catherine Murphy, Ed.D., RN

Stacey Hoffman Barone "Adaptation To Spinal Cord Injury" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., FAAN

Diane L. Carroll "Recovery in the Elderly After Coronary By-pass Surgery" Advisor: Ellen K. Mahoney, D.N.Sc., RN

Cheryl H. Gibson "A Study of Empowerment in Mothers of Chronically Ill Children Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., FAAN

Ellen F. McCarty "Daughter Caregiver Stress Associated with The Care of a Parent with Alzheimer's Disease" Advisor: June A. Horowitz, Ph.D., RN

Donna Huntley Newby "Intergenerational Caregiving: Transition from Grandparent to Parent" Advisor: Loretta P. Higgins, Ed.D., RN

Carole W. Pearce "Hispanic Women's Views Of Pregnancy and Prenatal Care" Advisor: Joellen Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Lin Zhan "Cognitive Adaptation Processing And Self Consistency in the Hearing Impaired Elderly" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., FAAN

 

1992 

Karen Hassey Dow "Surviving and Having Children After the Breast Cancer Experience" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., FAAN

Penny Bresnick DeRaps "Women's Perceptions of Tubal Ligation" Advisor: Hendricks, Constance "Perceptual Determinants of Early Adolescents Health Promoting Behaviors in One Black Belt County" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, RNC, Ph.D., FAAN, NAP, FAANP

Gale Ann Johnson "Sense of Coherence, Perceived Health and the Performance of Health Promoting Behaviors" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Margaret Mahoney "Family Decision Making for Advanced Alzheimer Patients" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN

Christine Wilson "Balancing: An Expanding Concept of Health" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

 

1991

Suzanne Beyea "Factors Influencing Adult Participation in Health Enhancing Behavior" Advisor: Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, FAAN

Patricia Cady "An Analysis of Moral Judgment in Registered Nurses: Principled Reasoning vs. Caring Values" Advisor: Catherine Murphy, Ed.D., RN

Margaret Carson "The Effect of Discrete Muscle Activity on Stress Response" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., FAAN

Margaret Lamb "Sexual Adaptation of Women Treated for Endometrial Cancer" Advisor: Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., FAAN

Peggy Matteson "Advocating for Self: A Grounded Theory of Women's Process of Fertility Regulation" Advisor: Joellen W. Hawkins, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN