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 2017

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

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How to choose: Enhancing Shared Decision Making in Breast Cancer Screening, Emma Hermes

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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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Schizophrenia’s Relationship with Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality, Hannah Jorgensen

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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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Telestroke Network use to Improve Acute Ischemic Stroke Care in Rural Community Hospitals, Christopher Prigge

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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

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Routine Screening for Silent Atrial Fibrillation, Zach Stevens

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Preventing Burnout in Health Care Providers with Biofeedback, Evan Welo

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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The Perspectives of Reverse Transfer Srudents at Two-Year Technical Colleges, Ross A. Brower

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Job Satisfaction and the Relationship to Ethnicity, Carrie M. Carroll

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"I don't know where I'd be if not for this school": Perspectives of Students in a Recovery High School about Recovery and Transition to Post-Secondary Settings, Hannah Cushing

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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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Strengths-Based Leadership and its Effect on Intrinsic Motivation and Employee Performance within a Corporate Setting, Kimberly A. Jatko

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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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A Study of the Crisis Leadership Model at Marshall University, Michele Kidwell

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Perspectives of Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders about their Experiences with Social Stories, Jason Kram

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Study of Leadership Characteristics During Transformational Change in Health Care Organizations, Susan Long

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The Identification of Leadership Strategies among Leaders of Successful Mergers or Acquisitions, Andrew F. Luce

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Current Reading Methodologies used in Classrooms: Grades K-6, Brett Ott

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A Case Study Examining Gender and Self-Efficacy in a Newsroom, Kathryn Eileen Parry

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Collaborative leadership strategies: A look into the funding models of Alternative Service and Nonprofit Organizations, Charles H. Pratt

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Staff Retention in Small Non-Profit Organizations, Michelle A. Redding

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Lateral Violence: An Education Module, Amos M. Schonrock

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Experiences of Suburban Students in a Social Justice Literacy Program, Jillian L. Scott

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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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The Impact of Test Format Familiarity on Reducing Test Anxiety, William P. Aamodt

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How to Successfully Recruit Students in the Rapidly Changing World of Higher Education: Ethical Leadership for Enrollment Managers of Private Non-Profit Institutions, Charles R. Abbott

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

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Innovation Through Social Networking in Communities of Practice, Patricia K. Brill

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

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The Bible and the Ballot: the Christian Right in American Politics, Terence L. Burns

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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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Development, Implementation and Analysis of a Project-Based Model In a Special Education Setting, Joel Dimock

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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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Perspectives of Students Labeled with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders on Their Transition Programs, Allison E. Gardner

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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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Student Perceptions of Responsive Classroom in an Urban Setting, Jeremy Lee Jones

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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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Youth Leadership Development in the Activism Context: a Case Study of the Wilder Youth Leadership Initiative, Susan Marie Phillips

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The Effect Frequent Organizational Restructure has on Employee Perceptions, Lisa Sabasteanski