This collection contains Honors in the Major theses completed in Nursing.


Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Nurses helping returning military personnel with PTSD, Giselle G. Hively

Body image of individuals with ostomy : an integrative literature review, Julie H. Hogeland

Strategies for decreasing sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, Stacy F. Howard

Barriers in the implementation of family-centered care during pediatric hospitalizations, Tasnim-e-zehra Jagani

Recommendation for the prevention of nursing burnout, Lindsey N. Kimmerling

Patient outcomes of sexual assault victims examined by sexual assault nurse examiners, M. Indy L. Klaproth

Psychosocial assessment and support for women grieving post abortion, Elizabeth N. LaPorte

Coping strategies in women subsequent to a perinatal loss, Mallory D. Maxwell

Nursing interventions for improving paternal-infant attchment, Christi J. Merritt

The role of the nurse in promoting cardiac rehabilitation in women, Melissa Morey

Reducing the burden on heart failure patients and hospitals with home telemonitoring, Dominic V. Pham

Nursing interventions to manage community-acquired clostridium difficile-associated disease, Shannan Sherman

High-risk sexual behavior of college sutdents and its effects on self-esteem, Emily Smith

Improving Nursing Care of Women Who Suffer Miscarriage, Kelly Sullivan

Lifestyle management in the reversal of atherosclerosis, Tara Thomas

The influence of drinking games on drinking behavior, psychosocial variables, and harmful behaviors, Carol M. Touhy

Reducing the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia with selected positional strategies, Brandon Raye Tucker

Interactive theatre techniques and focus groups for children : the advantages of playful participation, Stephanie L. Warren

Improving nonverbal communication beween nurses and deaf and hard of hearing children, Lydia J. Watkins

A comparative analysis of the effect of critical care nursing interventions on acute outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury, Jennifer M. Watts

Pediatric pain assessment : the role of the parent at the bedside, Allyson F. Weaver

Fertility awareness-based methods of avoiding and achieving pregnancy : an effective means of family planning and promoting women's empowerment, Maureen R. Woodman

Nursing interventions to promote coping strategies in adolescent oncology patients, Julie Wunderlich

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Preventing perineal trauma during childbirth, Jenna Benyounes

Best practices : nursing care as infection prevention for icp monitoring, Mary Amber Davis

The efficacy of oral subglottic secretion suctioning to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia, Joyce Degennaro

Nursing interventions for promoting maternal-fetal attachment, Cynthia L. Dey

Nursing interventions for stimulation in comatose state patients, Kathryn Matkovich

Nursing utilization of sensory stimuli on the impact of infant cognition, Kristina A. May

Parenteral anticoagulant therapy and resultant hematoma formation, Sarah A. Parker

Nonpharmacological pain management in pediatric patients in the acute care setting, Jo Anna Pompeii

Integrating mobility into the plan of care in the intensive care unit, Lauren T. Yon

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Interventions for the treatment of depressive symptoms in women newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Erica E. Even

Environmental stressors affecting sleep in critically ill patients, Mark Brian Ligad

Mental health risks among the adult male homosexual population, Nida Merchant

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Factors Associated with Depression in Adult Cardiac Surgery Patients, Kimberly Evangelista

The Effects of Touch on the Preterm Infant, Nicole Jordan

Factors Associated with Eating Disorders in Women, Christina Knowles

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Quality of Life After Cardiac Valve Replacement Surgery, Leah Ammerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Factors and outcomes associated with the male underutilization of the health care system, Kathryn E. Nagy

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Benefits of Dietary Counseling for Patients with Hyperlipidemia, Sarah Body

Pain Control in Pediatric Patients with Cancer: Recognition and Treatment, April Bradley

Factors Related to Adult Violence and Aggression in Healthcare Settings, Laura Hubbard

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Identification of stressors related to emergency department employment, Brianne Michelle Duffy

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Maternal and perinatal outcomes in alternative birthing methods, Toni L. Bowers

The efficacy of guided imagery in pain management, Jean I. Morrison

Factors associated with postoperative delirium in the geriatric population : implications for nursing intervention, Michael Tran

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

Factors associated with recovery from cardiac surgery in female patients, Inna Tarassova

Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, Kelly A. Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Selected factors associated with non-compliance in HIV prevention in african american women, Claire L. Bautista

Basic nursing management of pain a multi-method approach: an educational and clinical resource for the registered nurse, Christopher W. Blackwell

Nursing Intervention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Literature Review, Analysis and Synthesis, Patricia M. Dunham

Nurses' attitudes toward caring for persons with HIV disease, Jean E. Gibson

The effects of touch on the neonate in intensive care, Delores M. Iliff

The effects of home health care on psychosocial adaptation of families to pediatric cancer, Alicia Kleinhans

Non-surgical methods and nursing roles in the management of low back pain, Sherry K. Samuels

Instillation of Normal Saline During Endotracheal Suctioning: A Synthesis of Extant Research, Samuel Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

A review of pharmacological and psychosocial management of AIDS dementia complex, Rhonda Lovec Theobald

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

Transcultural awareness in nursing practice, Robert W. Allison

Creutzfeld-Jakob disease : a synthesis of current literature for health care providers, Brian L. Briddell

Issues and concerns of adolescents with cancer, Linda J. Carlson

Nursing interventions utilized in traumatic brain injury, Holly L. Craddock

A comparison of different rewarming strategies for post-operative hypothermic patients, Shani L. Fourman

Complimentary treatment modalities to pain management in the patient with cancer, Lisa K. Innes

The relationship between behavioral cues and assessment of pain in the neonate, Susan K. Johnson

Pulmonary artery catheters : effects on patient outcome, Robert Russell Ray

Issues regarding compliance with methods for early breast cancer detection, Sheron Shepard Rowe

Typical and Atypical Chest Pain: Gender Differences in the Clinical Presentation of Myocardial Infraction, Myranda Ryan

How do women differ from men in recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery, Frances Ann Sandborn Spiess