Ph.D. Completed Dissertation Titles

2020 Dissertations

Laura Anne Vasel - Exploring the Invisible Work of Nursing: A Case Study of Simulated Increases in Intensity of Care on Nurses’ Cognitive Load, Clinical Judgment, Stress, and Errors

2019 Dissertations

Tabatha Peavy Anderson - The Lived Experience of Adoptive Mothers of Children with Early Complex Trauma and Attachment Issues: A Qualitative Study

Latrina Tyonne Geyer - Newly Graduated Registered Nurses’ Perceptions About and Use of Principles of Palliative Care in Acute Care Settings: An Interpretive Phenomenology Study

Stacey Marie Meyers - The Lived Experiences of Women Diagnosed with Stage II or Greater Gynecological Cancer

2018 Dissertations

Laura Barrow - The Lived Experiences of Nurse Educators Who Utilize Nurse Lore in Their Teaching

Kimberly French - Experiences of Staff Nurses Who Encounter Incivility During the Clinical Education of Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Analysis

Serena Gramling - A Mixed Methods Study of the Symptom Experience Following Endovascular Treatment for Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease

2017 Dissertation

Celeste Dunnington - Nurse Educators’ Experiences Teaching Professional Values to Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study

Sandra Monk - Caregiver’s Perceptions of the Transition of a Family Member from Acute Care to Hospice Inpatient Care

Kathleen Aumann Morales - Testing the Effect of a Resident-Focused Hand Hygiene Intervention in a Long-Term Care Facility: A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study

Tanya Lee Naguszewski - Personal, Structural, and Social Characteristics Associated with Newly Licensed Registered Nurses' Confidence in Clinical Decision-Making

Darlene Rogers - Emergence of Informal Clinical Leadership Among Bedside Nurses in the Acute Care Clinical Setting: A Mixed Methods Study

2016 Dissertations

Modupe Adewuyi - Dementia care content in entry-level undergraduate nursing curricula in the United States: A pilot mixed methods study

Casey Hopkins - A mixed methods study of coping and depression in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome

Cynthia Johnson - The effect of deliberate practice combined with high-fidelity simulation scenarios on psychomotor skill competency and retention in prelicensure nursing education: A mixed methods pilot study

Rebecca Michelle Logan - The lived experience of fathering a premature Infant in a neonatal intensive care unit

Laura Madden - Riding the waves of change: Oral histories from students of Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing during the 1970s

Katherine Magee - Faculty Perceptions of Confidence When Adopting High Fidelity Simulation for Undergraduate Nursing Education: A Phenomenological Analysis

Amanda Clyatt Reichert - Deans’ ways of knowing: The lived experiences of baccalaureate nursing school deans

Charles Anthony Smith - Presenteeism in nursing: A mixed methods study of its relationship with nurse fatigue and patient safety

Eileen Thrower - Blazing trails for midwifery care:  Oral histories of Georgia’s pioneer nurse-midwives

Sarah Watts - Learning experiences of senior-level prelicensure nursing students: An interpretive phenomenological analysis

2015 Dissertations

Sharon Grason - Teaching ethics in classroom settings: Perceptions and experiences among nursing faculty in pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs

Elizabeth Herron - Pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of their development of clinical reasoning

Rebecca Logan - The lived experience of fathering a premature infant in a neonatal intensive care unit

Linda Jean Pruett Morgan - Sense of community in doctoral nursing programs: A phenomenological study

2014 Dissertations

Carol Bowdoin - Thinking like a nurse and perceived readiness for professional practice: A mixed methods study

Sheree Carter - Benchmarking role acquisition and perceptions of role among United States rheumatology nurses:  A mixed methods study

Rita Ferguson - Knowing about and caring for persons receiving hospice care: The lived experiences of nurses working in hospice agencies

Gail Godwin - "Your undertaking is grand": Oral histories from nursing students of Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in the 1960s

Elizabeth Herron - Pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students’ perceptions of their development of clinical reasoning

Elizabeth Hultquist - A mixed methods study of sources of clinical self-efficacy beliefs in baccalaureate nursing students

Natasha Laibhen-Parkes - Web-based evidence based practice educational intervention to improve EBP competence among BSN-prepared pediatric bedside nurses: A mixed methods pilot study

Tracy Towne - Perceptions of diabetes self-management education and support, diabetes self management behavior, and self-reported health in persons with Type II diabetes

Terri Worthey - Teacher-learner connection: Nursing students' perceptions of contributory educational interactions in Associate Degree practice experience

2013 Dissertations

Victoria Fennel - Collaboration for evidence-based practice decisions: Perceptions and experiences of nurses engaged in healthcare quality professional roles

Erin Killingworth - Nursing faculty decision-making about best practices in test construction, item analysis, and revision

Kelly Rossler - Exploring interprofessional education through a high-fidelity human patient simulation scenario: A mixed methods study

Barbara Miller Williams - A phenomenological inquiry of the experiences and perceptions of simulation among ADN students with prior healthcare practice

2012 Dissertations

Linda Barber - Healthcare providers' influence on motivation for physical activity in women with cardiovascular disease

Alison Davis - Factors associated with nursing faculty use of high-fidelity human patient simulation in undergraduate nursing education: A mixed methods study

Pamela Dunagan - Predictors of cultural competence in baccalaureate nursing students