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 2015

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A Family Perspective on Hippotherapy: A Case Study, Lisa Boelter Lapka

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The Effects of Fluency and Close Reading upon Comprehension, Victoria A. Lee

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Students' Perspectives of Physical Education and Fitness, Heidi M. Leland

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How to Start a Consulting Business, Sheridan Lewis-Rardin

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From start-up to the next level : how to grow a small start-up business, Antonelli Lindsay

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Employee Engagement's Impact on Organizational Performance Measures, John Robert Mason

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Facilitating Inclusion of Students with Disabilities within One Urban Archdiocese in the Northwestern United States, Angela Pierce Mejdrich

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Expanding the Practice of Caring in the Peri-anesthesia Unit, Jacqueline J. Meyer-Rostad

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Knowledge Management in a Distributed Workforce: Implications for Leadership, Jennifer S. Milbradt

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Increasing Consistency, Accuracy and Compliance Through District Wide FBAs and BIPs, Elizabeth A. Ott

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Making Every Moment Matter: Perspectives from Long-Term, Retired Educators, Sara Mae Peoples

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"Multimedia Leadership Training: Where is the investment for developing tomorrow's leaders in multimedia broadcast stations?", Diana Pierce

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Media selection and management for virtual teams, Randall Ross

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Improving Patient Safety in the Operating Room: Utilizing a Safety Checklist and Briefings, Lori R. Schacht

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Students' Perspective of Personalized Learning in an Elementary Classroom, Michael Schladweiler

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Reducing stress in nursing with aromatherapy, Elizabeth Rose Schmidt

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The Impact of a School-wide Postive Behavioral Support Approach on Schools, Brad C. Schwartzbauer

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

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Independent Reading: Effective Student Assessment in Middle School, Simone Simon

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The Impact of Oral Language Instruction on Student Reading Development, Susan Sivongsay

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The Impact of Kinesthetic Movement with Classroom Instruction, Emily R. (Lunemann) Smeltzer

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

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The q-Back Task: A student-managed tool to improve reading comprehension in students with low working memory, Chelsie Lynn Thielen

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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

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Motivating Reluctant Middle School Males to Read: The Perspectives of Middle School Teachers, Angela Watters

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Art Centers and Large Group lnstruction as Methods of Instruction: Perspectives of Kindergartners, Chelsea Wedwick

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College Readiness Among High School Students with Special Education Needs, Crystal Wolfgram

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The Perspectives of Special Education Teachers on the Processes Involved in Ruling out Language When Considering English Language Students for Specific Learning Disabilities Evaluations, Debra Wynn

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Student Perceptions of Their Educational Experience, Enitan O. Yarbrough

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Reducing Anxiety in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Using Reiki, Robyn Ait Ali

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Paraprofessionals: The Perspective of Paraprofessionals on Their Jobs, Dana Asleson

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The K- 12 Experiences of African American Criminal Offenders, Ashley P. Booker

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Interprofessional Collaboration, Amy L. Brabec

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Holistic Understanding, Bridget Burness

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Reiki for Pain Control, Jeffrey L. Burt

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Boundaries in the Workplace: a Study to Explore the Role of Boundaries and Team Cohesion in a Predominantly Female Setting, Cynthia A. Check

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The Impact of Student-shared Positive Moments on Classroom Culture: a Teacher's Perspective, Rachel Elizabeth Chrest

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

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The Effectiveness of Video Modeling in Teaching Positive Social Behavior to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kellie Cleary

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Collaborative Leadership: Jane Addams and her Circle of Friends, Sheila V. Davies

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Violence Prevention in Schools: Safety & Security Measures, Timber L. Day

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Remote Employee Engagement, Craig A. Dischinger

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Diabetic Assessment in a Wound Care Clinic, Laura Dooley

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An Implementation Plan for Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, Mary Jean Dunn

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Trauma Informed Nursing Care for Women who are Marginalized: An Educational Workshop, Jenna Fadlalla

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Nursing Bedside Shift Report: a Best Care Practice, Heather Gleason

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safe and Effective use of Aromatherapy for postoperative Nausea, Kristen M. Haack

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Comparing Leadership Practices in Internationally Focused Non-Profit Organizations, Vincent C. Haen

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Hepatitis b Serology Testing: an Educational Module for Nurses in Outpatient Dialysis, Kristi Hanson

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Parents' Perspectives on a Problem-solving Approach in an Early Childhood Setting, Lisa Marie Hanson

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Heart Nursing Care Model, Jennifer M. Harden

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Preparing Nurses for Medical Emergencies: Developing a Collaborative Mock Code Training Program, Joseph Heaser

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Exploring the Transformational Impact of Baccalaureate Education on Vocation A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of RN-BSN Graduates, Libby Henslin

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Trauma Resource Nurse: a Leadership Role in a Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, Claudia Hines

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Maendeleo ya Wanawake Project: Developing a Nursing Based Support Group for Kenyan Women in Minneapolis, Jackline Ikobe

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A Support Group Proposal for Women Seeking Fertility Treatment, Emily Jazdzewski

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Transforming the Preoperative Patient Education Experience, Hilary Joachim

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Utilizing Watson's Theory of Caring to Develop a Palliative Care Proposal for Olmsted Medical Center, Tammie Johnson

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Soaring Above the Stigma of Special Education, Kayla M. Krebs

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Factors That Contribute to Successful General Education and Special Education Teacher Partnerships, Karen L. Lampi

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A Step Toward Authentic Leadership Through the Kaleidoscopic Lens of Self-Awareness, Melodie Lane

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Women, Leadership and the Enlisted Military, Nicole Lillis

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The new Kindergarten: Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Academic Rigor, Rebecca Marshall

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Implementing Service Learning in Secondary Schools: Developing Tools of the Trade, Kari Matthies

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Vaccinating Vulnerable Populations, Paula B. McNabb

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Integrating art and Technology: the Expereince of a 1:1 Ipad Initiative, Maren J. Miller

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Small Migrant Nonprofit Organizations: Leadership Approaches That Connect to the Country of Origin, Josephat Makori Nyangau

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Empowering Home Care Nurses to Begin End-of-life Conversations, Angela Oujiri

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Advance Directives Educational Program for Nurses, Rose R. Pappas

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Making Smooth Transition to the Workplace A Person Centered Approach, Jackie Pederson

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Creation of Care Coordination Team, Linda Peterson

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Development of an Education Module on Conflict Resolution for Charge Nurses, Robert H. Petersson

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Inclusion: a Transformation in a Charter School, Katherine Petty

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Young Professionals' Organizations - Just Another Happy Hour, Sadie C. Pulk

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Healthy Choice, Healthy Life, Dawn M. Sanderman

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Fresh Perspectives on Social-Emotional Learning: Implications for General Education, Lindsey Sanders

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A Healthy Work Schedule: Improving Dynamics for Nurses’ Health, Amy Schei

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Why are we still talking about this? Making inclusion work in the general education classroom setting from the perspective of one Minnesota charter school, Alison Tanner

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Advanced Practice Care Model in a Midwestern Allergy Clinic, Bernie Theobald

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Advanced Practice Care Model in a Midwestern Allergy Clinic, Bernie Theobald

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The Impact of Sensory Processing Disorder on an Adolescent: Jamie's Story, Julie Trebtoske

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Training, Development & Leadership: The need for and feasibility of establishing a Commercial Banking development program inside a mid-size bank headquartered in the upper Midwest, Jolene J. Wall

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Promotion of Mental Health Wellness Among Second Generation Immigrants in the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood, Caroline Abenakyo

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Advocacy for the Perioperative Patient, Patricia R. Ballinger

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Community Engagement in the Prevention of Teenage Suicide, Janet M. Benz

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Gender Separation in the Classroom: Parent Perspectives, Hannah Berchem

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Internship Program Development: Developing an Effective Internship Program for Faith Based Organizations, Kelly R. Black

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Experiences of Students with Special Needs in Public Achievement, Alissa Blood-Knafla

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Teen Pregnancy and the Latino Community: Informing a Youth Worker, Lindsey N. Boster Decker

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Our Shared Table: The Emerging Future of Food, Seed and Biodiversity, Marita Bujold

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Nursing Leadership Team Orientation Program, Sheryl Capelle

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A Standardized Wound Care Nursing Education Program, Craig Cardel

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An iBook for Elementary Students: the Great Wall of China, Carrie L. Carlson

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Leadership Strategies That Foster Innovation and Creattvity in 21st Century Organizations, Patricia Dianne Carlson

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The Impact of Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder Medication On Academic Achievement, Diana Carter

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Effective Shared Storybook Readings in Large and Small Preschool Settings, Erin Ann Cooper Kost

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Communication Satisfaction and Part-time Employees in a Park and Recreation Organization, Debra Lynn DeRosa

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Teacher Burnout: Causes and Possible Solutions, Eric T. Elliott

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Perspectiyes of Struggling Readers on the Reading Process, Gaye Lynn Francisco