A collection of Nursing Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Evaluation of Anxiety Following Substance Abuse Withdrawal and Assessment of Somatic Treatments presently Available with a Focus on Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, Janet Hutchison

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Perceived readiness to transition to adult health care for youth with cystic fibrosis and congruence with their caregivers' views, Valerie Lapp

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Evaluating Moral Distress, Moral Distress Residue and Moral Courage in Oncology Nurses, Lolita Melhado

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Preschool Attendance: A Parental and Teacher Perspective of Barriers and Behaviors using Grounded Theory Research, Anne Meoli

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Prehabilitation (Prehab): Prevention in Motion, Billie Russell

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Impact of Interruption Frequency on Nurses' Performance, Satisfaction, and Cognition During Patient-Controlled Analgesia Use in the Simulated Setting, Kristi Campoe

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Perceived Social Support and Self-care in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure, Lyne Chamberlain

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Rapid Response Teams versus Critical Care Outreach Teams: Unplanned Escalations in Care and Associated Outcomes, Valerie Danesh

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The Impact of Relational Coordination and the Nurse on Patient Outcomes, Fanya DeJesus

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Family Care Giver Knowledge, Patient Illness Characteristics, and Unplanned Hospital Admissions in Older Adults with Cancer, Patricia Geddie

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Helping Mothers Defend their Decision to Breastfeed, Kandis Natoli

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Nurse Managers, Work Environment Factors and Workplace Bullying, Joy Parchment

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A Faith-Based Primary Diabetes Prevention Intervention for At-Risk Puerto Rican Adults: A Feasibility Study, Sylvia Torres-Thomas

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Pre and Post Implementation Evaluation of an Emergency Department Severe Sepsis Alert and Practice Protocol, Darleen Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Factors Associated With Information Literacy Competencies Of The Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Student, Patricia Lafferty

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Mobile Phone Short Message Service (SMS) to Improve Malaria Pharmacoadherence in Zambia, Elinda Steury

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Evaluation Of A Mind-body Website By Women With Breast Cancer, Laura Beck

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Nutrition Literacy And Demographic Variables As Predictors Of Adolescent Weight Status In A Florida County, Leslee D'Amato-Kubiet

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Ventilator-associated Complications In The Mechanically Ventilated Veteran, Joan Grano

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The Early Postpartum Experience Of Previously Infertile Mothers, Sigrid Ladores

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Early And Intermediate Hospital-to-home Transition Outcomes Of Older Adults Diagnosed With Diabetes, Jacqueline Lamanna

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Improving Chronic Kidney Disease Care With Group Visits, Vicki Montoya

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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An Exploratory Study Of Physiologic Responses To A Passive Exercise Intervention In Mechanically-ventilated Critically Ill Adults, Christina M. Amidei

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The Self-described Experience Of Coping And Adaptation Associated With Workplace Stress Of Registered Nurses In The Acute Care Setting In Florida: An Ethnographic Study, Joyce Burr

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Predictors Of Immunosuppressant Adherence In Long-term Renal Transplant Recipients, Sandra J. Galura

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Stressors Experienced By Emergency Department Registered Nurses At The Bedside: A Phenomenological Study, Stephen D. Heglund

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Noncardiac Chest Pain: The Use Of High Resolution Manometry As A Diagnostic Tool, Iman Hilal

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Infection Control And Health Care Associated Infection (hcai) In The Nursing Home: A Study To Determine The Impact Of An Educational Video And Pamphlet About Infection Control On Knowledge And Perception Of Hand Hygiene In Certified Nurse Assistants, Kathe Hypes

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Barriers To Timely Administration Of Thrombolytics In Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients, Elizabeth Joseph

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Development And Evaluation Of An Instrument To Measure Mother-infant Togetherness After Childbirth, Carol Lawrence

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Perceptions Influencing School Nurse Practices To Prevent Childhood Obesity, Susan Quelly

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Front-line Registered Nurse Job Satisfaction And Predictors: A Meta-analysis From 1980 - 2009, Deborah Anne Saber

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Impact Of Cancer-specific Advance Care Planning On Anxiety, Decisional Conflict, And Surrogate Understanding Of Patient Treatment Preferences, Lynn Waser

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Duplicated Laboratory Tests : A Hospital Audit And Evaluation Of A Computerized Alert Intervention, Sharon Bridges

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Exploring Women's Life Course Experiences With Weight Using Story Theory, Poff Allison Edmonds

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Adherence Practices Of Caucasian Women With Hypertension Residing In Rural Florida An Exploratory Study, Jeanne M. Hopple

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The Lived Experience Of Young-onset Dementia, Debra A. Hunt

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Identifying Patients At Risk For Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Primary Health Care : Can Obesity In Combination With Other High-risk Diagnoses Be Used For Screening Purposes?, Clelia Lima

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Clopidogrel Provision For Indigent Patients With St-elevation Myocardial Infarction, Sita S. Price

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Comparative Retrospective Analysis Assessment Of Extracellular Volume Excess In Hypertensive Hemodialysis Patients, Amma Serwaah-Bonsu

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Spirituality And Expectations Of Care Providers Of Older Patients With Chronic Illnes In North Central Florida, Myra Sherman

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Factors Related To Birth Transition Success Of Late-preterm Infants, Karen L. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Experiences Of Health Care Providers Providing Comfort For Nursing Home Patients At The End Of Life, Herma Baker

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Comparison Of Arnp And Physician Malpractice In States With And Without Controlled Substance Prescribing Authority, Deborah Chandler

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A New Measure Of Parental Self-efficacy For Enacting Healthy Lifestyles In Their Children, Jonathan W. Decker

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Effectiveness Of Probiotics In Preventing Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea And Clostridium Difficile In Long Term Care, Marva Edwards-Marshall

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The Effect Of Combat Exercises On Cardiovascular Response: An Exploratory Study, MeLisa Gantt

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The Impact Of Pre-operative Mupirocin Prophylaxis On Surgical Site Infections In Same-day Admission Open Heart Patients, Joanna Gerry

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Evaluation Of A Simulation-enhanced Obstetric Clinical Experience On Learning Outcomes For Knowledge, Self-efficacy, And Transfer, Mary Elizabeth Guimond

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The Incidence And Epidemiologic Factors Of Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Skin And Soft Tissue I, Ivonne Johnson

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The Impact Of An Interdependent Conferencing Activity In An Online Rn-bsn Practicum Clinical Conference On Psychologocial Sense Of Community, Barbara Lange

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Advanced Practice Nursing In The Faith Community Setting: A Case Study, Chianta Lindsey

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Prevalence Of And Risk Factors For Intraoperative Non-euglycemia Events In Premature Neonates >2500 Grams, Zulay Ritrosky

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Retrospective Analysis Of Screening Patterns In Cirrhotic Patients With Heptocellular Carcinoma, Shelly-Ann Scott-Castell

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A Phenomenological Description Of The Lived Experience Of Creating Art For Women With Breast Cancer, Laurie Stark

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Assessing Adult Attitudes Toward End-of-life Issues And Advanced Directives After Implementing An Educational Intervention In A, Marchina Tolbert-Jones

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Cohort Study Of Pain Behaviors In The Elderly Residing In Skilled Nursing Care, Allison Burfield

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Effects Of An Evidence-based Intervention On Stress And Coping Of Families Of Critically Ill Trauma Patients, Sandra Knapp

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Awareness Of Increased Risk For Heart Disease And Cardiovascular Risk Factors In Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Patricia Weinstein

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Consumer Perspectives Of Health During Prenatal Care In The Usa And Iceland: An Exploratory Study, Claudia Wiseman

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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A Comparison Of Computer And Traditional Face-to-face Classroom Orientation For Beginning Critical Care Nurses, Patricia Anzalone

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Health-care Seeking Behaviors Of Puerto Ricans With Diabetes Mellitus Who Live In South Florida: An Exploratory Study, Laura Gonzalez

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Evaluation Of The Antecedents Of Cultural Competence, Mary Harper

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The Impact Of A Nurse-driven Evidence-based Discharge Planning Protocol On Organizational Efficiency And Patient Satisfaction In, Tracey King

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Resiliency In Adolescent College Students, Nancy Ahern

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The Impact Of Music On Postoperative Pain And Anxiety, Kelly Dixon Allred

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Evaluation Of An Education Intervention For The Staff On The Head Of The Bed Elevation In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Randall Johnson

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Quality Of Life In Older Breast Cancer Survivors, Victoria Loerzel

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Evaluating Neonatal Facial Pain Expression: Is There A Primal Face Of Pain?, Martin Schiavenato

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

The effect of parent education on maternal self-efficacy and preference for pain control during labor, Aubrey Willard

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Current initiatives to improve the nurse work setting, Jo Ann Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

The aftermath of Hurricane Mitch: post traumatic stress disorder, Joy A. Barnard

Emergency pain management: trends and efficacy, Christopher W. Blackwell

Hurricane survival : Honduras 18 months later, Shannon Lynn Campbell

The rural and urban poor of Honduras: a descriptive analysis of their health care needs and living conditions, Deanna Matuska Kuhn

Prenatal education: an integrative review of the journal literature from 1990-2000, Guylaine Legault

Development of a primary care program for clients with anorexia and bulimia, Susan Stuib

Educating the public on the appropriate use of antibiotics and basic disease prevention, Jacqueline R. Terwilliger

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Self-esteem in elementary school children with and without attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Diane Marie Berry

Fall prevention education program for seniors in a community environment, Myra M. Delaney

An evaluation of the impact of dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) education on dietary compliance and blood pressure, Christine Idell DeSantis

Management of patients with congestive heart failure : evaluation of asherence to practice guidelines based on level of care, Wanda Gerson Edington

The meaning of family as perceived by lesbian couples, Caroline Gertz

Educational needs assessment of registered nurses in eleven Florida counties served by the University of Central Florida school of nursing, Maria Lindsey

Integrative research review: perinatal management and outcomes of clients with oligohydramnios, Chiyo Gabriella Lombard

Physiologic and financial outcomes of neonates when birth occurs at 26, 28, 30, 32 and 34 gestational weeks, Jenny Yvonne Villa

Integrative research review of today's approach to endotracheal suctioning: closed system suctioning, Amy M. Wesley

Integrative research review: effect of music therapy on anxiety in patients with acute myocardial infarction in intensive care unit, Anna Mee Ting Yue

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

Education for health promotores in Honduras, Wanda Morgan Abar

Perceived barriers, nutrition-related affect and positive nutritional practices of adolescents, Sandra Marie Bayer

Examination of burn patients' pain experience during resting conditions and procedures, Sharon Bridges

End of life decision-making : preparing an advanced directive, Mary Weaver Briganti

The perceived quality of life and functional status of the octogenarian following open heart surgery, Patricia L. Butler

Adult palliative care grief and bereavement resource guide, Jacqueline A. Felder

A protocol for acquisition of medicinal supplies for health care missions serving third world populations, Ann M. Gaffka

Pain management documentation of children in the emergency department, Janice P. Gregory

Domestic violence : are we assessing adequately?, Judy L. Housel

Quality of life and interventions in people living with fibromyaglia [sic] syndrome, Dawn M. Jones

Integrative research review of adult asthma self-management programs, Susan G. Martin

Integrative research review : fetal fibronectin and cervical length as predictors of preterm labor, Susan Benvenuto McDonough