Dissertation Titles


  • Ryan P. Crawford – Satisfaction and Work-Life Balance in Undergraduate Nursing Faculty: A Mixed-Methods Study


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Victoria Fennel – Collaboration for evidence-based practice decisions: Perceptions and experiences of nurses engaged in health care 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 health care practice


  • Linda Barber – Health care 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