Ph.D. Completed Dissertation Titles

2017 Dissertation

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


2016 Dissertations

Sharon Grason - Teaching ethics in classroom settings: Perceptions and experiences among nursing faculty in pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs
Casey Hopkins - A mixed methods study of coping and depression in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome
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
Linda Jean Pruett Morgan - Sense of community in doctoral nursing programs: A phenomenological study
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

Elizabeth Herron - Pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of their development of clinical reasoning
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 Logan - The lived experience of fathering a premature infant in a neonatal intensive care unit
Modupe Adewuyi - Dementia care content in entry-level undergraduate nursing curricula in the United States: A pilot mixed methods 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 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

Barbara Miller - A phenomenological inquiry of the experiences and perceptions of simulation among ADN students with prior healthcare practice
Kelly Rossler - Exploring interprofessional education through a high-fidelity human patient simulation scenario: A mixed methods study


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