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 2008

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Impact of Service Learning on Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD), Anne Jenkauski

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Gender Difference in Transformational Leadership: A Comparison of Liberian Male and Female Leadership Styles from 1986 Through 2006, Anthony Ansumana Kanneh

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The Lived Experience of a Patient While Receiving Treatment on an Orthopedic Unit After a Hip Fracture: Integrating Research and Theory to Improve Patient Care, Margaret A. Kaser

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Beyond Florence Nightingale: Celebrating Nursing at Augsburg Central Nursing Center, Lori J. Keith

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Understanding Secondary Students' Reading and Writing Records: A Study of Curricula in Literacy Achievement, Kathleen M. Kinney

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Synthesis of Data to Develop Cultural Competency Training for Telehealth Nurses Providing Outbound Disease Management Programs to Hispanic Patients., Barbara L. Kreinbring

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The Effects of Art Therapy on Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Amy V. Krueger

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The Effects of Performance-Focused Training on Learning Transfer, Jennifer S. Kvidt

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Paradoxical Leadership: The Rise and Fall of Richard M. Nixon, Andrew P. Langins

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Evaluating Cultural lmmersion Experiences to Teach Community Health Nursing, Martha Laskar-Alemán

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Keeping the Moral Imperative to Care in the Nurse/Patient Relationship: A Survey of Nurses Regarding Caring Practices, Attitudes and Interests, Cynthia M. Leas

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Reinventing Nursing for Future Generations, Connie A. Luedtke

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Designing an International Friendship Model For Children, Charlotte Martins

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Struggling with Disconnection: The Lived Experience of Being Homeless and in Need of Healthcare, Nonceba Mbangata

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A Model of Holistic Nursing as a Pathway to Nurse Self-Care, Kristin McHale

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Becoming a Mother Across Cultures: Challenges Nurses Experience Teaching Prenatal Care to Recent Immigrant Sudanese Women, Cathy E. Miller

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A Schweitzer Approach to Higher Education: Utilizing Principles Drawn from the Life of Albert Schweitzer to Develop a Holistic and Comprehensive Educational Model, John B. Miller

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A Proposed Teaching Module for Senior Undergraduate Nursing Students to Counteract Bullying Among Nurses, Sue M. Odegarden

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Internal Executive Coaching Program: Exploring the Experiences, Benefits, and Recommendations for Participants and Organizations, Susan D. Poulos

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How General Education and Special Education Teachers Perceive the Behaviors of African American Students in Their Classrooms Within a Suburban School Setting, Claudia Powers

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Bed Assignment: A Nurse's Call, Sandra L. Prince

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Giving Voice to Lived Experience of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Namibia, Annie Retter

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Supporting Charge Nurses in Their Leadership Development: A Framework for Education, Sonja Rivers

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The Leadership of Christian Value-Led Companies: Observations of Character, Practical Wisdom, and Decision-Making Complexities, Tim Roddy

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The Role of Transformational Leadership in Consulting: Case Studies in Leadership Consulting, Lisa Rudquist

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The Positive Energy Patrol: One Nursing Division's Approach to Address the Issue of Morale in the Workplace, Mary Ann Ryan

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Exploring a Model of Transcultural Nursing Practice That Promotes Cultural Care Preservation/Maintenance, Margaret Sormana

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Promoting Healthy Development: Educating Somali Mothers and Children on the Importance of Outdoor Physical Activity, Rebecca S. Wawra

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Nursing Education to Minimize Anxiety for Patient and Family During Transfer from Intense Care to General Care, Renee L. Wilson

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The Obstacles to Advancement of Women in the Legal Field, Diane R. Winter

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Use of SuperLeadership and Talent Management by Administrator Leaders in Institutions of Higher Education, Kelly L. Anders

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Full-Day Kindergarten: The Families Perspective, Brandy Anfang

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Waldorf Charter School and School Choice, Rebecca Bainville

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The Positive Effect of Team Management in an Inbound Call Center, Nancy Bernard

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Determinates of Success in an ALC Classroom, April L. Berthiaume

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Student Perceptions of Pullout Instruction, Christen A. Bokinskie

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Perceptions of Educators and Paraprofessionals in a Collaborative K-2 Team, Kristin L. Buckner

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Purposeful Mentoring and Healthcare, Joyce Schmidt Dehmer

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Graduate Project to Explore Factors Affecting Completion of Final Degree Requirements for a Master Degree in Nursing, Sharon Gentile

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A Study of HIV Case Management Services Provided to People With a Triple Diagnosis Of HIV, Mental Illness, and Chemical Dependency, Ericka Lynn Kimball

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Servant Leadership and the Non-Profit Sector, Bruce Kranig

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First Line Supervisor Training, Diane L. Lind

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Women Artists and Leadership, Vicki C. MacNabb

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Bridging the Gap with Old Order Amish: A Cultural Brokering Model Based on Culture Care Theory, Sharon M. McGill

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Leadership Competencies, Judy Moseley

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Congregational Care and Support of Pastors in Parish Ministry: A Social Systems Approach to the Care of Servant Leaders, Dawn M. Nelson

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Awareness and Application of Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary Classroom Action Research Assignment at a Suburban St. Paul, Minnesota School, Tammi S. Nelson

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Exploring the Leadership of General Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, Mahmood Javaid Rana

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No Child Left Behind and the "Highly Qualified Teacher": Perceptions of Teachers and Parents, Noel J. Raph

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Speak Up or Sit Still? Using Student Voice and Service-Learning to Develop Self-Determination in High School Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Michael A. Ricci

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Employee Resource Groups: A Proposed Model for Employee and Employer Success, Anna Christine Ronovde

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Motivating the High School Struggling Reader, Michelle M. Sorensen

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Investigation of Gender and Upward Mobility Within Institutions, John Stadler

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Transcultural Nursing Care Journey to Ecuador: Designing a Transcultural Education Course for Registered Nurses, Debra S. Zaffke

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Servant Leadership and Medical Missionaries, Jayne Arvold

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What Type of Leadership Does Africa Need to Join the First World?, Aida Ayalew

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Recruitment in Augsburg College's Theatre Arts Department, Bethany J. Bierman

Building Bridges in Diverse Communities, Susan S. Bjornsen

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Collaborative Leadership and the Design of a School-Based Chemical Health Service System, Susan K. Hedlund

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Effects of Information Flow on People-Driven Processes within a Remote-Based Field Staff, James M. Hennen

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Effective Co-Teaching Practices in Inclusive Settings, Rachel Jorgensen

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How Do Christian Values, in Comparison to Other Sociocultural Values, Motivate Early Adolescent Girls in Regard to Their Body Image?, Tracy Keizer

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Founder-Leader Transitions: The Role of Succession Planning in Nonprofit Organizations, Joanne V. Kosciolek

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The Introduction of the Importance of Identifying Patient Priorities into a Care Model, Susan Loushin

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College Recruiter Behaviors that Influence International Students' Decision to Attend Augsburg College, Marissa Machado

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Effective Training Workshop Design: A Focus on Improving the Effectiveness of Teams, Joni Marti

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A Study of the Caring Relationship Between Nurses and Culturally Diverse Clients, Carol Phillips

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Enhancing Nurses' Autonomous Caring Practices in Ukrainian Villages Affected by Chornobyl, Lisa Prytula

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Mentoring Relationships: An Evaluation of the Benefits That Female Mentors Receive from a Mentoring Relationship, Lori Toborg

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Building Bridges to an Environment of Transformational Nursing Leadership: Developing a Program to Enhance Professional Nursing Leadership Skills, Pauline J. Utsesch

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Leadership for Successful Employee Learning and Development, Marilyn D. Anderson

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Culture Brokering: A Case Study Resolving Conflict in a Health Care Setting, Katherine A. Baumgartner

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

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A Replication Study for Comparative Purposes of Evidence-Based Practice Activities in Magnet and Non-Magnet Hospitals, Joann F. Bunke

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An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Learning Styles, Individual Characteristics, and Mathematical Strand Weaknesses., Lorin Buzay

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Healing Model of Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes, Virginia C. Carlson

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Teachers as Advocates for Student: Why Some Choose to Go the Extra Mile, Linda Cohen

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Military Model of Leadership, Eddie M. Frizell

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Political Leadership in Africa: A Case Study of Ghana's Presidents Kwame Nkrumah and Jerry John Rawlings, Johnson N. Gwaikolo

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The Defining Characteristics of a Postmodern Church, Judy Niemi Johnson

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The War on Drugs is a War on African American Communities, Saundra Denise Massey

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Charismatic Leadership and Conductors: Can Charisma Be Learned?, Douglas J. Miller

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Beyond the Patient: Nursing Presence With Families During the Perioperative Period, Joyce P. Miller

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A Study of Somali Women in the Secular Work Setting, Maria R. Morland

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The Birth of a Leader: Personal and Organizational Leadership, Jennifer Peterson

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The Effects of Cooperative Learning on the Math Performance in Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders?, Michael Ramboldt

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Organization Communication in University and College Public Relations and Marketing Capacities, Kathryn Rumpza

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Tribal Workers' Knowledge and Perspectives on the Effectiveness of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Linda L. Strong

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Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylaxis by Day Care Providers, Michele Trach Glood

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Cultural Competence in Physician Assistants and Their Associated Characteristics, LeAnn Aldape Burgher

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Registered Nurse Satisfaction and Patient Satisfaction as Predictors of Retention, Linda Barnhart

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Caring as Catalyst; A Model for Health Possibilities, Brenda A. Becker

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Graying Population Employment: Attraction and Retention of Future Older Knowledge Workers, Roseann Becker

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The Prevalence of Low Back Pain and its Association with Body Mass Index, Lance Beebout

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Hollman v Cisneros: The Hollman Consent Decree, A Policy Analysis, David C. Broberg

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Benefits of a Postgraduate Education: The Physician Assistants' Perspective, Jamie Cotter

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Evaluation of a Court-Ordered Divorce Education Program in a Suburban Minnesota County, Solveig Erickson

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Hospice Care: Physician Assistants' Ratings of Their Knowledge and Attitudes, Karen Farrington

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Why Augsburg College? A Look at Major Influences in the College Decision-Making Process for TRIO Eligible Students, Jennifer Feine Hellie

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Rural Physician Assistant Job Satisfaction and Factors That Lead to Satisfaction, Jody Ann Giza