PhD Dissertation Titles

2000 - 2009


Margaret Bowles
"Culture Care Beliefs, Meanings and Practices related to Health and Well-Being of South Sudanese 'Lost Boy and Lost Girl' Refugees"

Hiroko Iwata
"The Experiences of Japanese Men During the Transition to Fatherhood"

Theresa  Morrison
"Retrospective Analysis of a Breast Health Program on Routine Annual Mammography in Low-Income, Uninsured Women"

Clarisse Ottley
"The Lived Experience of the African American Pregnancy that Ends in Preterm Birth"

Kerri S. Risco
"Problem Definition and Hypothesis Generation by Recent Family Nurse Practitioner Graduates

Melissa Smith
"What is the Relationship between Quality of Life and Coping Strategies of Adults with Celiac Disease Adhering to a Gluten Free Diet?"


Tanya K. Altmann
"Nurses' Attitudes Towards Continuing Formal Education: A Comparison by Level of Education and Geography"

Tammy H. Anderer
"Health Promotion and Disease Management in Primary Care: A Comparison of Nurse Practitioner and Physician Practice Patterns on Four Selected HEDIS Outcomes"

Virginia (Ginger) Biddle
"Student Assistance Program Outcomes of Students at Risk for Suicide"

Leigh Ann Chandler Poole
"Health Seeking Behaviors: Life Histories of African Americans, Who are Older, Have a Low Income, and Live in Rural South Alabama"

Linda Clerici Radzvin
"The Occurrence Of Moral Distress in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists"

Susan Copley Cobb
"Social Presence, Satisfaction, and Perceived Learning of RN-to-BSN Students in Web-based Nursing Courses"

Kimberly Curran Hopey
"Role Perceptions of Hospital Based Nurse Case Managers"

Lana M. deRuyter
"Culture Care Education and Experiences of African American Students in Predominantly Euro American Associate Degree Nursing Programs"

Melanie Horbal Shuster
"Reliability of Urinary Bladder Pressure Measurement in Critical Care"

Suzanne Kandlbinder Kuhn
"The Process of Parental Bereavement Following the Violent Death of a Child"

Lori Martin-Plank
"Health Care Practices and Health Beliefs of Puerto Rican Women in Southeastern PA"

Patricia Pasky McMahon
"Assessing College Students Readiness to Change Alcohol Use Behavior Related to Perceptions of Acohol Effects on Sexual Assault"

L. Susan Yetter
"The Experience of Older Men Who Live Alone: A Phenomenological Perspective "


Kathleen Czekanski
"The Experience of Transitioning to the Caregiving Role for a Family Member with Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Dementia"

Paul G. D'Amico
"Oncology Nurse's Attitude Toward Cancer Clinical Trials and Their Perception of Patient Understanding"

Judy A. Didion
"Adolescent Males Involvement in Pregnancy Prevention: Deliberate Action to Protect Future Goals"

Andrea Dodge Ackermann
"Acquisition and Retention of CPR Knowledge and Skills for Junior Level Baccalaureate Nursing Students"

Trudy Hahn
"Patient Experiences with the New Nurse Practitioner Role in New Brunswick, Canada"

Mary A. Kozy
"Positioning for Acceptance: How Women with HIV Infection Manage their Relationships"


Myrna Abi Abdallah Doumit
"The Lived Experience of Lebanese Oncology Patients Receiving Palliative Care"

Robin Chard
"How Perioperative Nurses Define, Attribute Causes of, and React to Intraoperative Nursing Errors"

Bonnie Dean
"Creating a Healthcare Culture of Patient Safety: A Retrospective Analysis of Change Readiness Associated with the Implementation of Computerized Provider Order Entry"

Elizabeth Gazza
"The Experience of being a Full Time Nursing Faculty Member in a Baccalaureate Program"

Debra Pilling Hastings
"The Effects of Women's Health and Life Experiences on Surgical Intervention"

Lenore Kolljeski Resick
"The Meaning of Health Among Midlife Russian-Speaking Women in the United States"

Catherine Pearsall
"Detection and Management of Elder Abuse: Nurse Practitioner Self-Perceptions of Barriers and Strategies"

Janet Revay Bischof
"A Comparison of the Adult Patient with Heart Failure's Quality of Life When Managed in Different Medical Settings: A Heart Failure Clinic and a Physician Practice"

Gretchen Claire Schumacher
"Culture Care Meanings, Beliefs, and Practices of Dominicans in a Rural Village of the Dominican Republic: An Ethnonursing Study Conceptualized Within the Culture Care Theory"

Diane Elizabeth Witt
"Growing Old on the Farm: An Ethnonursing Examination of Aging and Health Within the Agrarian Rural Subculture"


Catherine Archibald Johnson
"Understanding the Culture Care Practices of Rural Immigrant Mexican Women"

Shirley Ann Powe Smith
"Promoting the Health Needs of Homeless Women Residing in a Shelter in an Urban Community: A Participatory Action Research Study"

Hiba Wehbe-Alamah
"Generic and Professional Health Care Beliefs, Expressions, and Practices of Syrian Muslims Living in the Midwestern United States "


Margaret Mary Irwin
"Application of Symphonology in Patient Decision Making: Triangulation of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods"

Catherine Rose Kleiner
"Experiences of Pain in Elderly Patients Having Total Knee Arthroplasty"

Patricia Murphy Bitar
"Self-Perception of Adolescents with Attention Deficit Disorder"

Lori Beth Schumacher
"The Impact of Utilizing High-Fidelity Computer Simulation on Critical Thinking Abilities and Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Nursing Students"


Judith Johnson Hilton
"A Comparison of Folic Acid Intake Among Young Women"

Margaret Jordan Halter
"The Influence of Stigma on Help Seeking Attitudes for Depression"

Anne Roome Bavier
"Type of Disclosure Between Oncology Nurses and Patients/Families: An Exploratory Study"

Rosemary Schleicher Fliszar
"Culture Care of Puerto Rican Elderly in a Community Setting"

Carol J. Scotto
"Factors Influencing Adherence to Prescribed Health Regimens for People with Heart Failure"

Anne Watson Bongiorno
"Youth Evaluation of Tobacco Prevention Advertisements: Effects of Gender, Ethnicity & Grade"

Margaret Chaney Wilson
"Health Practices of Homeless Women"

Pamela J. Woods
"The Costs and Benefits of an Academic Residency Program on New Nurse Graduates' Satisfaction and Turnover"


Donna Anderson
"The Impact of Case Management on the Elderly in a Managed Care Environment: Member Understanding and Plausible Benefit"

Theresa Gropelli
"Family Perceptions Concerning Physical Restraint of Family Members"

Rebecca Kurtz
"The Cultural Meaning of Spirituality Among Appalachian Christian Women: An Ethnography"

Cheryl Levitt
"Maternal Role Attainment Through Intercountry Adoption"

Anna McMcManus-Gay
"From Discord to Harmony: Creating a Stepfamily Paradigm"

Mary Ellen Smith
"Bone Marrow Donations: Factors Influencing Intention in African Americans"

Jennifer Surgala Couvillon
"What is the Experience of Nursing Faculty Who Teach Online?"


Geraldine Budd
"The Paradox of Health: Experience of College Aged Women with Concerns about Eating Disorders"

Lynn Ellen George
"Women's Perspectives of Experiences Following Early Discharge after Vaginal Childbirth"

Hwey-Fang Liang
"Understanding Culture Care Practice of Caregivers of Children with Cancer in Taiwan: An Ethnonursing Study"

Christine Dorothy Meyer
"Efficacy of Acupressure Treatment at Neiguan Point with Acupressure Bands for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea, Vomiting, and Retching"

Suzanne Marie O'Connell
"The Meaning of Hope for Professed Catholic Women Religious in Their Third Age of Life"

Susan Margaret O'Toole
"Relationship of Depression and Coping to Plasma ACTH and Cortisol Measures in Men and Women: A Bio-Psychosocial Approach"

Sharon Jane Pierce Thompson
"Framing History: The Meaning Parents Ascribe to Bereavement Photographs Received Following Perinatal Loss"


Carolyn Blaze Masters
"An Explanation of the Phenomenon of Addiction from the Perspective of Women in Recovery"

Judith DePalma
"Consumers' Definition of Quality of Care"

Carl Anthony Ross
"The Cultural Meaning of Health and Well Being: An Ethnography of Rural Men"

Lynn Colletta Simko
"Quality of Life of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease"

Roberta Zolkoski
"Clean Water for Chimbote, Peru: Transcultural Nursing in Participatory Action Research"