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 2013

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

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Perceived Needs: Small Nonprofit Boards and Leadership Development Efforts, Luisa K. Gerasimo

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The Malaika Project, Monicah M. Gikiri

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The Retention of Special Education Teachers: What Makes Special Education Teachers Stay Teaching Longer Than 10 Years?, Debra June Goodman

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Social Skills Training in Elementary Schools, Nathan Greene

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Creating a Healing Environment in the Operating Room by Reducing Noise, Emily Grimshaw

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Leading the Way to Comprehensive and Compassionate Care of Bariatric Patients, Wendy Kay Grimshaw

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Communication Metaphor of Patient Prognosis in the Spirit of Hope, Dory Hanks

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Support of the Informal Kinship Care Family, Emily J. Hansen

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Education and Opportuntty: Creating a Scholarship Program in Ecuador, Holly Hanson

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Influenza Vaccination: an Educational Module for Health Care Workers, Lisa A. Hogan

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Feeding the homeless through collaboration: A proposal for consideration, Valetta M. Johnson Massaquoi

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The bus Stops Here: Mobile Education Program, Katie Juskewitch

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Weight Bias: Promoting Nurses' Awareness, Beverly A. Kaehler

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Creating a Culture Change Through a Unit-Based Coaching Model for Improved Effectiveness of a Safe Patient Handling Program, Nancy Kirchner

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Who Do You Think You Are? And Who Would You Like to Become?, Sandra Koeller

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Transformational Leadership and Profitability in a Retail Setting, Barbara Koziol

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Culturally Appropriate Nursing Care for International Patients, Kate Larson

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Proposal of a Caring Companion Program for Emotional and Spiritual Wellness, Lori A. Larson

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Relationship Between Leader Behavior and Subordinate Organizational Commitment in Higher Education Administrators, Christy L. LeDuc

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Reviving the Dream: Giving Form to a Faith-based Holistic Clinic at an Urban Lutheran Church, Kathy Leu

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The Inner Circle: A Bully Prevention and Personal Empowerment Workshop With a Game Format Targeted to Middle School Students And Adults Who Work or Live With Them, Julianne M. Little

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Learning from Leadership Students' Experiences: an Evaluation of the MAL Program, Mariana Gallo Llorente

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PICC Education for the Discharging Patient, Angela S. Lowrie

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Application of Situational Leadership Theory to gender-based pay inequality, Joseph N. Maro

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Shift to Shift Report: Improving Handoffs in Care in the NICU, Karen Martin

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The Impact on the Relationships of Ninth Grade Students After Participating in a Middle School Looping Program, Tara A. Martinson

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Perspectives of School Staff on the use of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Christine Matthews

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Floattng Through Uncharted Waters, Amanda Moscatelli

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Participation in High School Sports by Setting IV Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD), Jennifer S. Nerison

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Kenyan Immigrant Elders' Attitudes Toward Disabilities, Josephat Makori Nyangau

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Intentional Rounding on a General Surgical Unit, Lisa M. Patterson

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Innovative Pain Management of the Post-operative Patient, Debra Perry

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RN Study Coordinator: The Role and Education, Karlyn E. Pierson

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Quiet Please: our Patients are Healing!, Evie Pochardt

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Self-care for Native American People with Type 2 Diabetes: A Creative Approach to Enhance Their Well-being, Manuela Przybyszewska-Wosiek

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Best Practices for LOINC Mapping and Maintenance, Tawni M. Reller

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Breast Milk for Preterm Infants: a Nursing Education Program, Lynn Root

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Strategies to Enable Young Adults to be Financially Literate, Stephanie Ruckel

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Community Gardening and the Somali Immigrant Community, Sarah Sanford

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Patient-family Centered Advisory Council for the Emergency Department, Kelly Sanocki

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Leadership in VolunTourism, Heidi Jolivette Satre

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Perceptions of Reading from a Reluctant Teen Reader, Colin Slaby

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Employee Satisfaction and Employee Productivity: Finding the Link, Diane Slyman

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The Impact of Interdisciplinary Project Work on Student Engagement in Mathematics Learning, Kristin Sonquist

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Juvenile Probation Officers' Perspectives of the Special Education Process, Lauren Trainer

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More Than a Search Engine: Undergraduate Perspectives on Library Instruction, Kristine Vick

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Integrating Mindfulness Meditation into Undergraduate Nursing Curricula, Michelle Yankowiak

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The Role of Visual art in k-5 Classrooms in a Midwestern School District, Alexis Zaccariello

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Differentiating Math Instruction in an Elementary Classroom: Teacher Perspectives, Amy Lynn Zagaros Hoff

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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The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act And Medicaid Expansion: Leadership Strategies For Effective Change Management In Managed Care Organizations, Emily Aurand

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Creating a Culture of Caring in the Perianesthesia Practice, Tammy S. Bergan

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Meaningful Pattern Recognition and Leadership, Quinn Bissonette

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The Perspectives of Reverse Transfer Students 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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Access To Higher Education For Undocumented Students, Meghan Flores

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A Strong School Community: the Student's Perspective, Melisa Gilbertson

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

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A Personal Inventory of Transformative Experiences Resulting in the Development of an Authentic Leadership Style, Trudy Hochradel

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

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Factors that Affect Math Learning in the Classroom, Lauren Katherine Hoyt

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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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Bridging the Gap: Nurse Mentorship Program, Jacqueline J. Johnson

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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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Developing a nursing based support group for incarcerated women survivors of childhood sexual assault: Pathways for healing, Paula Johns

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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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Corporate Adaptation: from Wholesale to Direct to Consumer Shipments, Gretchen A. C. Kroll

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Beginning Teachers' Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Classroom Interventions, Summer Beth LaMontagne

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Image and Ability: the Role of Image in Female Leadership, Emily Loiacano

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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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The Influence of Resonant Leadership Styles on Employee Engagement Within a Financial Services Organization, Ryan D. Maddux

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Enhancing Cultural Awareness: Building Relationships Between Non Native American Nurses and Native American Lakota Patients, Sharon Mercill

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Integrating Archaeology into a Standards-Based, Fifth Grade Classroom, Lindsey Lee Elizabeth Mieras

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Driving Employee Engagement: Contemporary Trends in Engagement, Sarah A. Nelson

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

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"Build from the Inside Out": Integrating Difference into Feminist Coalition Leadership, Erin E. Parrish

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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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Self-efficacy Issues Through Curriculum for Teachers of Students Labeled With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Eduardo Adolfo Regalado

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Development of an Educational Module for Novice ED Charge Nurses, Tobi R. Sanetra

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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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Father Angel Torrellas and Leadership through Music at Batahola Norte Center in Managua, Nicaragua, Carolyn Spargo

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The Semantic Differential: a Measurement of Meaning in one School's Mission, Emily A. Stull

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Assessing the Adolescent Perceptions of the Role Nonparent Adult Relationships Have on Character Development, Colin Thomas

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

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Teaching Entrepreneurs, James R. Traeger

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Does Intercultural-Based Professional Development have an Influence on Employees of a Multicultural Urban College, Richard Everett Webb

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Coaching for Nursing Success for the First Year Generation Y Nurse, Lindsey Worden

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

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Transcultural Nursing in Guatemala: A Different Yield, Katherine A. Baumgartner

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