Theses, Dissertations, and graduate student summative projects submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation from Augsburg University

Theses and dissertations previously submitted in print will be digitized over time.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Multi-disciplinary Approach Providing Comprehensive Heart Failure Education, Jennifer L. Brakke

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Leadership with Professional Associations, Shari R. Estep

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Empowering Victims of sex Trafficking: Developing a Practice of Self-care, Samantha Foster

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Caritas Room: a place for self-care practices, Bertina L. Haug

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An Essential Perspective of Surgery: a Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Care Model, Michelle D. Johnson

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Photo-elicitation: an Alternative Method for Engaging Indigenous Voice in Health Care Delivery, Heather J. Nielsen

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Early Integration of Palliative Care for Patients Diagnosed With Life-limiting Illness, Jennifer M. Rivers

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Trafficking victims in the emergency room setting, Lisa M. Archer

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Developing a care process reducing post-procedural pain levels, David C. Bartel

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Full court press: providing pre-adolescent girls success through team membership and mentoring, Katie N. Benike

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Mindfulness, movement, & music: implementing a yoga program for children, Briana Darcy

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A Qualitative Exploration into Larry Wilson's Transformational Leadership, Peter D. Engstrom

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Nursing education and institutional policy reform: creating a trajectory towards successful lactation, Kathleen Guinee Holman

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Performance improvement through a shared governance structure, Erik R. Johnson

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Transforming nursing orientation using a tiered skills acquisition model: promoting new nurse retention and competence, M Ellen Joswiak

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Improving family nurse practitioner abilities in addressing sexual health, Colleen A. Lane

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The integrative health and wellness program for veterans with spinal cord injury, Jamie Calie Lang

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STARS: students taking a rise against suicide, Tina M. Lewison

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Educational model for nursing: back health in orthopedics, Krystal H. Marking

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An acculturations orientation module for a midwestern endoscopy unit, Darcie E. Moehnke

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Mentorship program for novice psychiatric nurses to improve retention, Laura Niesen

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Merging human becoming theory and health coaching principles into the role of the family nurse practitioner, Tammy Lee Olney

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Early childhood nutrition education for Minnesota's Native American population, Rebecca Partridge

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Preventing falls in the community dwelling older adult population through education, exercise, and strategic partnerships, Julie Kay Philbrook

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Healing touch modalities and pediatric patients, Shanna Rapp

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Nurse mentorship program implementation to enculturate nurses to an intensive care unit, Michael A. Rysavy

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Partners in healing: a collaborative approach to caring and healing, Amy Schei

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Open your eyes: recognizing the signs and symptoms of human trafficking, Elizabeth M. Stanek

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Reducing restraint and seclusion in psychiatric settings: a paradigm shift in nursing practice, Victor Afolami Awosika

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Exercise as a treatment for depression, Frank M. Brekke

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Honoring others by accompaniment, Merrilee Brown

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Caring moments model: putting the safe patient handling and mobility pieces together, Sally T. Gardner

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Reclaiming our sacredness as nurse healers, Lani L. Hollenbeck

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culturally sensitive career advancement for Hmong nurses, Sandra M. Littlejohn

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Essential nursing care for the sole, Teresa A. Miller

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Uncertainty in nursing: the impact on practice and leadership, Sarah R. Orde

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Caring for homless youths: a culturally congruent guide for volunteers, Katherine R. Palmer

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Connecting across culture through story, Patrice (Tammy) Sinkfield-Morey

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Postpartum depression: a prenatal nursing educational module, Tersa Ailts

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Exploring the complexities of daily life and healthcare for the Old Order Amish of central Wisconsin, Denise E. Barten

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Collaborative care model for treating adolescents with depression in primary care, Roxanne M. Brennan

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Sharing stories-finding hope using storytelling as a model to better understand cancer survivor needs, Kathleen M. Bricco-Jablonski

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Palliative care: an education pathway for renal nurses, June Buck-Tipton

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Nutrition support nursing handoff: a computerized template, Suzanne L. Bundrick

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A model of care: improving patient education in the emergency department, Jessica Degrote

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Prevention of postoperative urinary retention, Terri L. Egesdal

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A qualitative study of a successful volleyball philosophy using Collins' Level 5 leadership model, Laura Evans

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Stepping away from the path: a transformational journey affirming emic food security practices on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Beth E. Grund

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Transforming lives: the power of connection, Martha L. Guthmiller

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Retreat as a learning medium for health, empowerment and transformation of Tanzanian girls, Rebecca S. Hartwig

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A collaborative approach to an advanced nursing practice, Elizabeth R. Janeczko

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Cervical cancer screening in rural Tanzania, Shangwe Kiliaki

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Media selection and management for virtual teams, Randall Ross

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Reducing stress in nursing with aromatherapy, Elizabeth Rose Schmidt

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Integrative therapies to address postoperative pain and anxiety: a nurse educational module, Sara Selvaraju

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LGBT advocacy: one leader's journey through fear to transcendence, Paula Suffrins

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Circle of care and hope: an adaptation and empowerment mental health healing model for Blacks, Judy Edvaline Vansiea

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Complementary therapies for care of the awake craniotomy patient, Lee Ann Wacholz

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Health Commons: A Journey into Metis, Kathleen M. Clark

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Using Service-Learning to Improve Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Recycling in a Secondary School, Sharriah B. Armstrong

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Perspective of Bullying According to Students with Asperger Syndrome, Ryan B. Barnick

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Student Perceptions of Pullout Instruction, Christen A. Bokinskie

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Effective Steps to Creating Parent/Teacher Partnerships in Special Education, Danielle Jeanne Bundy

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Factors in Childhood that Contribute to the Development of Resiliency: An Exploratory Study of Adult, Female Somalian Refugees, Joyce L. Arends

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The 1998 Minnesota Legislation for the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Policy Analysis, Mary J. Arfmann

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A Hermeneutics Study: The Spirituality of Adults with a Terminal Illness in a Hospice Program, Ginny K. Backman

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Stride and MFIP: Outcome Differences, Melissa A. Bate

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Family Preservation and Reunification : Do our Nations Laws Support this Concept?, Bekah Saliterman Bauer

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Public and Private Responses to Infant Abandonment, Jo C. Bauer

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Minority Social Workers' Perspective Regarding the Recruitment and Retention of People of Color in the Social Work Profession, Dana M. Bennett

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Spirituality and Disability : What are the Dynamics and Significance of Spirituality in the Lives of People with Physical Disabilities, Michele Berndt

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An Exploratory Study Of Independent Living Skills Of Emancipated Treatment Foster Care, Christine Marie Beseman Durocher

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A Needs Assessment to Determine if There Is a Need for Information/Support Groups for Informal Caregivers Of Terminal Cancer Patients, Keri Bolduan

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A Hermeneutic Study of Individuals with PTSD and Their Experiences with Bodywork, Linnea L. Buffie

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Qualitative Study of Prenatal Care and Low Income Women, Amy B. Hoppe

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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A Historical Comparison of Treatment Between Male and Female Sex Offenders in the Correctional System, Weida Y. Allen

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Community Assessment: Strengths and Challenges of American Indian Youth, Yvonne L. Barrett

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Somali Immigrant Families: A Foreign Life Experience in the United States, Elizabeth Moleye Bel

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Rural Pregnant and/or Parenting Teenagers and Their Informal Support Systems, Rhonda Burns

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Is Mother Loss Curriculum Effective in Promoting a Healthy Grieving Process?, Patricia A. Hill

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Female Adolescent Offender's Experience with Restorative Justice Practice, Leslie Ann Houghtaling

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Prevalence of Physical and Psychological Abuse in Adolescent Dating Relationships in a Suburban High School, Stacy L. Johnson

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Recovering from Mental Illness, Karla Schmitt

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Political Involvement and Noninvolvement of Social Work Practitioners, Thomas A. Skarohlid

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Restorative Services: Inventory of Minnesota's Restorative Services and an Examination of Integration of Restorative Philosophy in Service Providers' Policies and Procedures, Deanna L. Mundt Steckman

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The Role of the School Social Worker with English Language Learner Students in Suburban Elementary Schools, Pamela Sue Storry

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The Mandate to Report Child Abuse and the Clergy Privilege of Confidentially: How Are These Understood?, Brant Moore Thomsen

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Evaluating a Grief Support Group's Effectiveness in Alleviating a Person's Grief Experience, Kristin Lea Anderson

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Sa/Fe Program: A Rural Health Care Response to Sexual Assault, Sheri Arnett

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Out for Equity, A Case Study, Erin Beaudry

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Deaf Children, Self-Esteem, and Parents' Communication Patterns, Lynn Marie Bloom

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A Century of Child Placing: 1900-1998, Laurie Boros

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An Historical Analysis of Open Adoption in the United States, Molly Crosby Cave

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Nonprofit Board Composition and Organizational Effectiveness: A Case Study, Terence Edward Hildebrandt

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Twin Cities Homeless Youth: Assessment of Problems and Needs, Carolyn P. Holmes

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Protecting Children with Nonorganic Failure to Thrive, Deirdra Hoolahan

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The Parent-School Partnership: Exploring the Role, Needs, and Barriers of Parent Participation, Bethany J. Jarvis

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Preadolescents with Attachment Disorders: An Explanatory Study in a Residential Treatment Center, Teresina J. Schellinger

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The Study of the Use of Advance Directives in Minnesota Nursing Homes as Perceived by Social Workers, Denise Sigstad

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An Assessment of Decision-making by Adolescents in a Community-based Youth Program, Mary Beran Skjold