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 2018

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Dramatic Play and its Effects on Reading Comprehension in Elementary School, Rachael Marie Schlee

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The Effectiveness of Video and Other Electronic Media on DNR/DNI Decisions within Advance Care Planning, Peter Seebarg

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The Role of PIay in Elementary School: The Perceptions of Students, Aaron Skjerseth

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The Future of 5-Fluorouracil Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: Translating a Better Understanding into Improved Patient Care, Nathan Smits

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Incorporating Indian Education: An Educational Tool for Including Native Voices in Classrooms, Ramona Kitto Stately

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The Impact of Breastfeeding Interventions on Breastfeeding Behavior, Ryan D. Steele

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Tai chi for the Management of Chronic Noncancer Pain, Jacqueline Njoki Sumner

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Cannabinoid: The Millennia’s New ‘Alternative Medicine’ for Refractory Epilepsy, Victoria Tahmassebi

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Prophylactic Pharmacotherapy for the Prevention of Poststroke Depression, Elizabeth Wallis

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Comparison of Single Therapy Treatment with Methotrexate versus addition of TNF-ɑ Inhibitors on Mortality and Morbidity related to Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Alissa Wigen

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Are Physician Assistants' unique job characteristic of career flexibility truly fulfilling the needs of primary and non-primary healthcare needs?, Ka Dey Yang

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Culture Care for the Hmong: a Flower Cloth Model, Linda Yang

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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Middle School Students' Perspectives on What Teaching Strategies Work Best for Them, Michelle E. Bjorklund

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Students' Perspectives on Belonging and Scholar Identity Development, Caroline C. Church

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The Emerging Role of Physical Activity in Concussion Rehabilitation and Recovery, Justine Commerford

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

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Thyroid Antibodies and Mental Health Disorders, Amanda Drewek

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

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A Phenomenological Investigation of Music Therapists’ Experiences when Working With Actively Dying Hospice Patients: an Analysis of Words, Mandalas, and Music, Erin I. Fox

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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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The Impact of Collaborative Groups and Student Choice on Classroom Engagement: The Perspectives of Students., Robert O. 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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Students Perspectives on Learning, Christma Groe Lange

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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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Parent Perspectives on Homeschooling in Minnesota, Danielle Miller

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A Leadership Analysis of the UN Security Council, Omar Moallim

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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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Alignment of Project Based Curricula in the Special Education Credit Recovery Classroom, Michael Alexander Prehoda

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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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Student Perspectives on Daily Learning Targets, Kai Sill

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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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Preparing Millennials for Leadership: Understanding how Leadership Transitions Well Between Generations, Benjamin S. Stumph

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Teacher Perceptions of a Culturally Responsive Classroom, Laura Sundberg

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Middle Grades Literacy Engagement and the read-aloud strategy, Kirsten Elise Taylor

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Preventing Burnout in Health Care Providers with Biofeedback, Evan Welo

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Student Perspectives on Guided Math, Kristy N. Westrom

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Hmong Perspectives on Teaching, Lorrie Xiong

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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What is the Perception of Struggling Readers on the Impact of Computer Games on Working Memory?, Kathleen Anderson

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The Role of Volunteer Leaders in Deepening the Efforts of a Communitywide Youth Asset-building Initiative, Karen Mariska Atkinson

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

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Parents' Perspectives on Early Childhood Literacy, Courtney S. Bagge

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Creating and Implementing Effective Visual Literacy for the Classroom, Daniel Bartlett

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English Language Learners and Using Technology in the Classroom for Language Arts and Reading Instruction, Lindsay Block

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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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Principals' Perspectives on Visual Arts Subject Allocation and Value, Joseph J. Durben

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The Retention of Black College Students, LaTreena Kathleen Felegy

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Building a Successful Youth Soccer Academy: Key Leadership Tactics of Expert Coaches, Evan Fuhs

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

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Overcoming Organizational Challenges During and After a Reductton-in-force (RIF), Gerardo J. Gonzalez

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Reclaiming our sacredness as nurse healers, Lani L. Hollenbeck

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Students' Perspectives of Mathematics, Karen M. Kempe

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Students' Perspectives of Self-Monitoring and Self-Assessment, Erica E. Kirsch

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No Estás Sola: the Development of an Educational Support Group for Latina Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression, Helen M. Knox

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Perspectives of Educators in Care and Treatment Programs on the Educational Needs of Students, Jill F. Kramer

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

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Alternative Learning: A Focus on Increased Engagement and Motivation in a Mathematics Classroom, Rachel Loftus

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Parent Perspectives on the Parent-Teacher Relationship in the Case of Parents of Children with Special Needs in Doha, Qatar, Corinne Lorence

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A Non-Traditional Learning Environment and Student Success from the Perspectives of the Students Themselves, Arika R. Mareck

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Spiritual Leadership in Modern-Day Native American Culture and Approaches to Native American Religion and Christianity, Christine Diindiisi-Wallette McCleave

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Overcoming Knowledge Gaps in use of Capnography in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit: A Project Proposal, Glen Meyer

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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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Enrichment for the Gifted Math Student, Amy Rau

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You Know me: Understaniding the Emotions you Feel, Justin Rein

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Reciprocal Teaching in Secondary Classrooms: Preparing Students for College and Career Reading Demands, Kelly Romo

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

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Approaching a Listening and Speaking Skills Gap for Some Learners in the Adult ELL Classroom, Johanna K. Steinruieck

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The Effects of Teaching a Growth Mindset Unit on a Teaching Practice and Fifth Grade Students' Perceptions of their Abilities in Math, Rosalind M. Sybrant

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Impact of Communication Mode on Effectiveness of Business Communication, Sara J. Tyler

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Postpartum depression: a prenatal nursing educational module, Teresa Ailts

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The Experiences of Adolescents Who Participated in Martial Arts, Adefarati Alabi

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QUEST for Health: An Early Beginning to a Lifelong Journey, Kerry P. Appleton

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Nurse Burnout: When the Flame Goes Dim, Brittany M. Barden

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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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Parents' Perspectives on Community Integration and Social Inclusion of Children with Autism, Sue Bresnehan

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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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Developing a Healthy Work Environment for Radiology Nurses Through Metaphor, Anne Cords

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Elderspeak and Identity Subversion: A Leadership Challenge in Elder Services, Patty Lou Crawford