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

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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

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Meaningful Pattern Recognition and Leadership, Quinn Bissonette

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Food Security in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: A Nursing Educational Module, Beth E. Grund

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How Nursing Impacts Nursing: Using Metaphor to Understand the Perinatal Nurse's Role, Kathleen Guinee Holman

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Partnering Associate Degree Nursing Students and Community Health Worker Students in a Collaborative, Culturally Focused, Interprofessional Learning Experience, Jane E. Johnson

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Lateral Violence: An Education Module, Amos M. Schonrock

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The Product Issues Tracking System: An Educational Module for Staff Nurses, Jane Torzewski

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Growing Our Own: A Proposal for the Development of a Nurse Mentoring Program, Dawn M. Zeches

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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lntroducing Integrative Medicine at the Bedside to Patients with Post-traumatic Headache Pain, Melissa E. Allard

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A Call to Action After a Patient Fall, Lisa D. Bungum

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Advancing a Culture of Safety Through the Creation of a Unit-Based Safety Team, Lynda K. Carr

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Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs: Writing the Major Paper or Thesis as a Graduate Student with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Judy L. Chucker

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Frequent Users of the Emergency Department: Guiding Patients to Comprehensive and Coordinated Care, Anne L. Draeger

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Creating an Environment That Fosters Feedback Among Nurses, Anne M. Egan

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Creating a Healing Environment in the Intensive Care Unit, Elissa Egbers

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Empowering and Retaining New Graduate Nurses Through a Structured Mentoring Program, Kelly O. Gamble

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Facilitating the Staff Nurse's Role in Creating a Culture of Care on an Obstetrical Care Unit, Laura Struve Hanson

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Public Health Nursing and the Community: Partnering to Improve Health By Improving the Environment, Anna Haubrich

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Let Your Life Speak: Exploring the Lived Experience of Graduate Nurses In an Emergency Department Setting, Mary Margaret Healy

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Developing a Conceptual Transcultural Model of Nursing Care for Use at a Pediatric Inner-City Hospital, Lani Hollenbeck

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Student' Perceptions of Read 180 at the Middle School Level, Erica L. Johnson

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Motivational Interviewing with Patient Education to Promote a Safe Sleep Environment for Lakota Infants, Kari Johnson

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A Bridge to One World: An lndigenous Wisdom-Based Approach to Designing a Transcultural Patient Family Advisory Council, Julie Lundberg

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Care of Self: How Reiki is used by Nurses to Reduce Stress on an Acute Care Unit, LeAnn Olson

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Health and Wellness Coaching for Older Adults within a Faith Community, Julie K. Philbrook

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Creating Community With Homeless and Marginally Housed Women, Judy Schlaefer

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Can Leading Change Catalyze Innovation in the Workplace, Rebecca L. Smithwick

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New Graduate Nurse Orientation Program, Darcie L. Thies

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Case Study Scenario and Simulation: Supplementing a Student Nurse's Missed Foundational Clinical Nursing Experience, Lori Versaguis

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A Conceptual Framework for Providing Healthy Meals for a Marginalized Population, Hoching Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Migrant Workers Remittances: Building Futures and Forging Leadership Back Home, Mohamed Abdinur

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Strict Isolation Compliance: A Quality Improvement Initiative Implementation Process, Debra Apenhorst

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Strict lsolation Compliance: A Quality lmprovement lnitiative lmplementation Process, Debra Apenhorst

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A Secondary Data Analysis of the Practice Intervention Designed to "Wipe out C. difficile", Kimberly Aronhalt

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Identifying Institutional Barriers to Addressing Health Disparities, Julia Ashley

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The Experience of Foreign Born Nurses Working in Twin Cities Hospitals, Jolene C. Baker

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

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Caring Beyond Constraint: A Nursing Model of Presence in a Time Limited Procedural Practice, Laura Becker

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An Examination of the Impact of Social Influences on Followers' Assessments of Male and Female Leadership Behaviors, Mary L. Brown

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Leadership and the Theory of Metacommunication, Regina M. Brown

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Generational Perspectives in Public Health Nursing: Workplace Conditions That Impact Job Satisfaction and Retention, Marilyn Kittleson Deling

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Integrative Literature Review Emotional Intelligence and its Relationship to Transformational Leadership, Katharine Ellingson

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Thinking Differently: Developing a Fall Risk Assessment for the Emergency Department Setting, Carissa K. Fauks

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Nurse to Nurse Communication: Conveying the Patient's Story, Cheryl Fisher Laine

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Women's Indirect Intra-Gender Aggression: A Study of Workplace Relationships, Deborah Friedman

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Rounding of the Administrative Supervisor and the Engagement of Charge Nurses in an Acute Hospital Setting, Kellie J. Geiger

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The Impact of a Writing Center on Cross-Cultural Writing: Teacher Perspectives, Whitney M. Gonzales

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Iloes Customer Service Training Influence Patient Satisfaction Scores?, Beth Holman

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Initiating a Faith Community Nurse Program in the Latino Community: Addressing the Health Care Disparity of Increased Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, Helen Jones

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The Potential Relationship Between the Traits Associated with Left Brain or Right Brain Dominant Tendencies and the Characteristics of Leaders or Managers, Alex Keto

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Staying Alive: A Nursing Care Model in the Technical Delivery of Dialysis, Sylvia Moe

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Guided Notes in the Pre-Algebra Mathematics Classroom, Lynn C. Morris

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Replicating Success: Developing an Educational Process for Improving Nursing Accuracy When Using a Patient Classification System, Dewey M. Moulton

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Awareness Cultivation: Designing a Transcultural Patient Family Advisory Council, Lisa G. Peterson

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Interactive Whiteboard Technology: Impacts on teachers, teaching, and students, Taylor Edward Yost Pettis

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Nurturing the Novice: lnitiating the Journey of Transformational Shifts in the Development of Future Nurse Mentors, Brenda Ranstrom-Llambes

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A Matter of Trust: The Impact of Transcultural Communication Between Culturally Diverse Nursing Staff, Patricia Reed

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The Use of Physical Activity to Promote Effective Coping and Life Skill Development in Minneapolis Sheltered Youth, Kathleen M. Welle

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Developing a Community Clinic to Address the Health Needs as Experienced by a Small Rural Village in Sierra Leone, Doris K. Acton

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Nurse Influence in Policy Development: A Model Using Storytelling, Michele Anderson

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Key Curriculum for Developing World-Class Patient Centered Care Teams, Linda Bauermeister

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The Effects of Procedural Choice as an Instructional Strategy on Locus of Control: A Practical Curriculum, Seth Duane Baun

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Retention Issues for Native Students, Ryan A. Bench

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Higher Purpose Leadership The Effect of Higher Purpose in Organizational Mission: A Case Study of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, William P. Bengtson

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Developng a Neighbor-like Enviornment Between Home and School, Rebecca J. Butters

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The Value of Creating a Culture of Caring, Lisa C. Carter

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Parental Effects on Academic Achievement, Gregory A. Chubb

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The Importance of Teaching Social Skills to Students in Elementary Schools, Jessica Deschneau

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An Analysis of Mahatma Gandhi and His Leadership Style, Curt Fernandez