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 2012

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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

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Complexity Theory and Local Government Application, Scott A. Brink

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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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Community Health Workers: Bearers of the Light in Health, Healing, and Care, Jean M. Gunderson

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Leadership Program Outcomes Study: Essential elements of leadership trainings offered to marginalized populations, Emily Halbur

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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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Executive Turnover in the Chamber of Commerce Industry, Lori R. Higgins

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Developing a Conceptual (Mosaic) Transcultural Model of Nursing Care for Use at a Pediatric Inner-City Hospital, Lani Hollenbeck

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Students' 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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Nursing Vigilance - Blocking the Road to Delirium through a Culture of Care, Mary Ann Kinney

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The Caring Connection: Using Leadership Metis to Facilitate Community Outreach for Hospital-based Nurses, Susan Rein Loushin

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A Bridge to One World: An Indigenous Wisdom-Based Approach to Designing a Transcultural Patient Family Advisory Council, Julie Lundberg

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Ways of Knowing Transcultural Herbal Healing, Kristin M. McHale

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Somali CARES: Listening to the Voices of the Other, Joyce P. Miller

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Communication In A Digital Age, Natalie M. Miller

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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

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Creating Community With Homeless and Marginally Housed Women, Judy Schlaefer

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According to Secondary Female Science Students, What Creates an Engaging and Interesting Science Class, Colleen Victoria Quinn Schroeder

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The Self- Caring Tree: A Model of Nursing Self-Care, Cynthia M. Severson

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Transcultural Nursing in Community: A Doctor of Nursing Practice Project to Advance Nursing Education in Partnership with an Indigenous Community, Deb Shuhmacher

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Can Leading Change Catalyze Innovation in the Workplace, Rebecca L. Smithwick

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Comparison of Registered Nurse Job Satisfaction to Patient Satisfaction and the Link to the Role of the Nurse Manager, Deborah M. Spotts

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New Graduate Nurse Orientation Program, Darcie L. Thies

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Case Study Scenario and Simulation: Supplementing a Student Nurse's Missed Foundational Clinical Nursing Experience, Lori Versaguis

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A Qualitative Study on how Dialogue, Discussion, and Debate Manifest in a Corporate Setting, Lisa Wocken

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A Conceptual Framework for Providing Healthy Meals for a Marginalized Population, Hoching Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Migrant Workers Remittances: Building Futures and Forging Leadership Back Home, Mohamed Abdinur

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Strict Isolation Compliance: A Quality Improvement Initiative Implementation Process, Debra Apenhorst

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A Secondary Data Analysis of the Practice Intervention Designed to "Wipe out C. difficile", Kimberly Aronhalt

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Identifying Institutional Barriers to Addressing Health Disparities, Julia Ashley

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The Experience of Internationally Born Nurses Working in Twin Cities Hospitals, Jolene C. Baker

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The Perspective of Bullying According to Students with Asperger Syndrome, Ryan B. Barnick

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Caring Beyond Constraint: A Nursing Model of Presence in a Time Limited Procedural Practice, Laura Becker

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An Examination of the Impact of Social Influences on Followers' Assessments of Male and Female Leadership Behaviors, Mary L. Brown

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Leadership and the Theory of Metacommunication, Regina M. Brown

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Differences and Commonalities in Adult Expectations Regarding ADHD Referral, Nate Christopherson

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Generational Perspectives in Public Health Nursing: Workplace Conditions That Impact Job Satisfaction and Retention, Marilyn Kittleson Deling

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Integrative Literature Review Emotional Intelligence and its Relationship to Transformational Leadership, Katharine Ellingson

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Thinking Differently: Developing a Fall Risk Assessment for the Emergency Department Setting, Carissa K. Fauks

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Nurse to Nurse Communication: Conveying the Patient's Story, Cheryl Fisher Laine

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Women's Indirect Intra-Gender Aggression: A Study of Workplace Relationships, Deborah Friedman

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Rounding of the Administrative Supervisor and the Engagement of Charge Nurses in an Acute Hospital Setting, Kellie J. Geiger

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The Impact of a Writing Center on Cross-Curricular Writing: Teacher Perspectives, Whitney M. Gonzales

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The Persistence of the Glass Ceiling, Lora B. Holland

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Does Customer Service Training Influence Patient Satisfaction Scores?, Beth Holman

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Initiating a Faith Community Nurse Program in the Latino Community: Addressing the Health Care Disparity of Increased Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, Helen Jones

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The Potential Relationship Between the Traits Associated with Left Brain or Right Brain Dominant Tendencies and the Characteristics of Leaders or Managers, Alex Keto

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Best Practices in the use of Employee Assessment Instruments in Leadership Development, Yvonne Kinney-Hockert

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Leadership Philosophy and Practice Which Drive Improved Chemical Health Outcomes, Denise St. Peter McAlpin

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Staying Alive: A Nursing Care Model in the Technical Delivery of Dialysis, Sylvia Moe

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Guided Notes in the Pre-Algebra Mathematics Classroom, Lynn C. Morris

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Replicating Success: Developing an Educational Process for Improving Nursing Accuracy When Using a Patient Classification System, Dewey M. Moulton

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Strategies and Methods of Reciprocal Teaching as Defined, Revised, and Implemented by Individual Teachers Across the K-l2 Spectrum, Linday Peters

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Awareness Cultivation: Designing a Transcultural Patient Family Advisory Council, Lisa G. Peterson

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At the Heart of Health Care Reform: Leadership Lessons from President Obama, Jodi A. Petrich

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Interactive Whiteboard Technology: Impacts on teachers, teaching, and students, Taylor Edward Yost Pettis

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Nurturing the Novice: lnitiating the Journey of Transformational Shifts in the Development of Future Nurse Mentors, Brenda Ranstrom-Llambes

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Correlation Between BASC and IEP Daily Point Sheets, Ruth E. Rautio

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A Matter of Trust: The Impact of Transcultural Communication Between Culturally Diverse Nursing Staff, Patricia Reed

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Differentiating Reading Comprehension Curriculum using NWEA Data, Robert A. Reetz

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Coco Chanel: A Transformational Leader, TyAnn Severine Rolph

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The Relationship Between Mentor-mentee Gender Combinations and Mentoring Relationship Success, Kristen E. Spreck

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Good Leadership for Top Performing Teams, Britta Sundberg

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Computerized Provider Order Entry Implementation: Provider and Hospital Leadership Impacts on Success, Elizabeth J. Walker

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The Use of Physical Activity to Promote Effective Coping and Life Skill Development in Minneapolis Sheltered Youth, Kathleen M. Welle

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Factors that Influence Classroom Engagement, Tracy Lynn Wilk

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Developing a Community Clinic to Address the Health Needs as Experienced by a Small Rural Village in Sierra Leone, Doris K. Acton

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Nurse Influence in Policy Development: A Model Using Storytelling, Michele Anderson

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Key Curriculum for Developing World-Class Patient Centered Care Teams, Linda Bauermeister

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The Effects of Procedural Choice as an Instructional Strategy on Locus of Control: A Practical Curriculum, Seth Duane Baun

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Retention Issues for Native Students, Ryan A. Bench

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Higher Purpose Leadership The Effect of Higher Purpose in Organizational Mission: A Case Study of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, William P. Bengtson

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Theory, Research & Practice of a Comprehensive Teen Sexuality Education Curriculum, Dawn M. Bowker

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Developing a Neighbor-like Enviornment Between Home and School, Rebecca J. Butters