Since the PhD program began in 1997, students in the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) have contributed dozens of doctoral dissertations to the field of nursing. This body of work is accessible through the GSN Dissertations collection.

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Dissertations from 2013

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Chemotherapy-Induced Premature Menopause Among Latina Women With Breast Cancer: An Interpretive Description: A Dissertation, Maryellen D. Brisbois

Dissertations from 2012

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Transitioning Through Middle Age with an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Qualitative Description of Changes in Physical Function: A Dissertation, Deborah K. Armstrong

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The Role of School Nurses in the Early Identification, Referral and Provision of Services for Students with Early Signs of Mental, Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: A Dissertation, Susan Boland-Shepherd

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Symptom Experience and Treatment Delay during Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Dissertation, Elizabeth D. Chin

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Cardiovascular Risk Factor Knowledge, Risk Perception, and Actual Risk in HIV-Infected Patients: A Dissertation, Patricia A. Cioe

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The Experience of the Health Care Team Members Involved in Facial Transplant Surgery and Patient Care: A Dissertation, Linda A. Evans

Dissertations from 2011

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The Role of the Mass Media in Women’s Infant Feeding Decisions: A Dissertation, Paula Bylaska-Davies

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Women’s Experiences of Discontinuing Hormone Therapy: A Dissertation, Mary A. Fischer

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Factors Influencing Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life Among Patients After Aneurysmal and Nonaneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Dissertation, Arthur P. McIntosh

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Exploring Healthcare Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students Using Community-Based Participatory Research: A Dissertation, Caitlin M. Stover

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Patient Safety: A Multi-Climate Approach to the Nursing Work Environment: A Dissertation, Barbara H. Weatherford

Dissertations from 2010

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Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with T1DM: Experiences with Social Support and Family Management: A Dissertation, Ellen M. Rearick

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Nursing Unit Staffing: An Innovative Model Incorporating Patient Acuity and Patient Turnover, Shirley J. Tierney

Dissertations from 2009

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Emergency Nurses’ Experiences with Critical Incidents: A Dissertation, Cynthia Francis Bechtel

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Post-Deployment Health Assessment in United States Service Members after Iraq Deployment: A Dissertation, Sean T. Collins

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Clinical Decision Making by Critical Care Mid-Level Practitioners Working within an Interdisciplinary Team: A Dissertation, Melinda Darrigo

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Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes Across Adolescence: A Dissertation, Lori A. Keough

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Women’s Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Level of Self-Nurturance and Participation in Heart-Healthy Behaviors: A Dissertation, Annette Jakubisin Konicki

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Emergency Department Nurses' Experiences of Violent Acts in the Workplace, Paul Steven MacKinnon

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Student Nurses’ Experience of Learning with Human Patient Simulation, Jay Kyle Ober

Dissertations from 2008

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Certified Nursing Assistants’ Perceptions of Nursing Home Patient Safety Culture: Is There a Relationship to Clinical or Workforce Outcomes?: A Dissertation, Alice F. Bonner

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Nursing Practice as Knowledge Work Within a Clinical Microsystem: A Dissertation, Lea R. Ayers LaFave

Dissertations from 2007

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The Experiences of Younger Adults (18-40 Years) Living with an Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD): A Dissertation, Annette McDonough

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Substance Use Experiences and Hepatitis C Treatment Decision-Making Among HIV/HCV Co-infected Adults: A Dissertation, Lisa Marie Fink Ogawa

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Adolescent Experience with Trauma and Orthopedic External Fixation, Michele M. Tervo Patterson

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Somatic Awareness and Daily Hassles in Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Dissertation, Nancy E. Stone

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Communication with Healthcare Providers at End of Life: The Perspective of Decedents' Next of Kin: A Dissertation, Jill M. Terrien

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Women’s Experiences of Managing Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis with Disease Modifying Drugs: A Dissertation, Eileen F. Terrill

Dissertations from 2006

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Changing Physical Activity Behavior with Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A Dissertation, Nancy A. Allen

Dissertations from 2002

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Factors Affecting the School Nurse's Role in Effectively Managing the Child with Asthma: A Dissertation, Susan S. Sawyer