The Nursing Masters Papers collection includes the full text of the theses and scholarly inquiry papers (SIP) starting the fall 2019 semester through the most recently completed semester. This collection also includes the citations of student works which were written before Fall 2019. If a student grants permission digitized copies are made available. Print copies of masters papers before the fall of 2019 are available in the WSU Library and can be searched through the Library's catalog.

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Theses/SIP from 2019

Approaches to Enchancing Family Satisifaction with Care of Persons Hospitalized in Intensive Care Receiving End-of-Life Care: An Integrative Review, Chelsea J. Dahl and Elizabeth M. Turba

A Literature Review of Nurse Leaders Characteristics to Support Empowerment and Engagement, Jean J. Stavenau

Theses/SIP from 2018

Stress, Resilience, and Well-Being in Undergraduate Nursing Students, Brittany L. Borhart, Megan R. Panek, and Jamie L. Waldera

Bone Density Changes Over Time in a Cohort of Perimenopausal Women: A Retrospective Study, Holly Fratzke, Leanne Markos, and Lori Miskell

The Effects of Volunteer Activities on Service-Learning Outcomes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Jessica Nelson and Sara Roslansky

Building Resilience in Nurse Leaders to Prevent Burnout: An Integrative Review, Suzanne J. Hanson

Palliative Care Services for Hematopoietic Cell Transplanation, Matthew H. Clark

An Analysis of the Self-Efficacy for Physical Activity among Somali and Hispanic Immigrants, Katie Eldred, Mihaella Bozadjieva, and Jada Langer

Theses/SIP from 2017

Heart Failure Patient Education Delivery Methods to Improve Self-Care Knowledge and 30-Day Readmissions: An Integrative Literature Review of Best Practices or Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Patients and Their Caregivers, Michael T. Ring

The Relationship Between New Possibilities and Concurrent Stressors in Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Carrie Martinson, Leah Tucker, and Mackenzie Johnson

Developing Evidence-Based Practice, Stacy Friedrich and Tabitha Luedke

Stratgies that Support Older Adults Living with Chronic Illness to Effectively Self-Manage Their Conditions, Melissa Bertelson, Leah Jensen, and Holly Porter

Weight Management in Adolescents with Elevated Body Mass Indices and Asthma, Meghann Ryan

Theses/SIP from 2016

A Content Analysis of How a Learning Environment Influences the Development in Clinical Reasoning in Nurses, Joan M. Krauss and Francis Owusu

Barriers and Support of Evidence-Based Practice Among Graduate Nursing Students, Kelly Niebeling and Brit Voshage

Current best practice regarding nutritional influences that enchance surgical wound healing, Tracy L. Kiehne

Wabasha Community Restaurant Nutrition Recommendations, Jaclyn Novak

Clinician Mindfulness Practice and the Implications for Burnout Mitigation: Mindfulness as a Values Componenet of Self-Care, Stephanie Wachter-Papenfuss

Evaluation of Violence Risk Assessment Tools for Acute Mental Health, Kendra A. Anderson

Variaiblity in Perceived Family Change, Family Growth, and Family Struggling Among Families Experiencing Chronic Illness, Katherine L. Braaten, Danielle A. Koenig, and Bethaney A. Wescott

Partnerships for Healthy Ageing: A Secondary Analysis of Nursing Students' Reflective Journals, Tyler Faust, Kayla Jones, and Dawn Newman

The Benefits and Challenges of Service-Learning in Undergraduate Nursing Education: Comparing Different Experiences, Michelle E. Benish, Kelsey V. Hermann, and Stephanie P. Mann

Nursing Students' Experiences of the Senior Clinical Preceptorship, Rachel M. Gagliasso, Holly A. Huso, and Tamara L. Supinski

Experiences and Impact of Involvement in Service-Learning for Users of Services, Katheryn L. Munroe

Theses/SIP from 2015

The Impact of Focused Education on Nurses' Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Patient Care, Jennifer Johnas, Danielle McAlpine, and Paul Proshek

Aromatherapy for Pain Control in Hospitalized Adults, Brittany Eppard

Psychological Distress, Personal Strength, and Number of Recurrences in Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Heidi A. Eisenman and Danielle J. Munsterman

10,000 Voices: Nurses' Perception of Scope of Practice Barriers in a Midwest State, Breanna Estby, Margot Melanson-Arnold, and Amy Ries

Uncertainty and Appreciation of Life in Women with One Recurrence Versus Two or More Recurrences of Ovarian Cancer: A Secondary Analysis, Cori Duellman Wallerich, Amy Pike, and Paul Tan

Normal Saline, Lactated Ringers, and Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock, Catherine H. Bausano

Retention of Personal Care Assistants (PCAS) at Organization X, Sonia M. Bompart Morales

Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Record in a Community Clinic, Karen Bowers and Karen E. Zuehlke

Family Vulnerability, Family Change, and Family Financial Concerns Related to the Experience of Chronic Illness, Emily M. Goetzke, Kathryn M. Parks, and Laura J. Peterson

Theses/SIP from 2014

10,000 Voices: Educational Barriers to the Completion of a Baccalaureate Nursing Degree within the State of Minnesota, Nicole Lawson, Joshua Wallenstein, and Alec Williams

Decisional Involvement Among Staff Nurses Based on Primary Shift Worked and Employment Status, Pundi S. Madhavan

Systematic review of massage, meditation, and Reiki used to treat burnout in nurses, Jessica Rudolph

Family Presence Supported By Family Supoort Person During Resuscitation of Critical Ill or Injured Children in the Emergency Department, Dawn M. King

Exploring Family Caregiving Strategies, Family Relationships and Family Growth in the Context of Chronic Illness, Kati J. Cavanaugh, Emily S. Eastwick, and Beckie J. Kronebusch

Spirituality, Psychosocial Distress, and Posttraumatic Growth in Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Lydia K. Lazzara, Diane M. Bruen, and Shannon L. Hoversten

Effects of Vibration Massage on Doms, Using a Car Buffer, Eric J. Weigel

Comparison of Posttraumatic Growth in Different Aged Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Gina R. Miller and Jennifer L. Ellefson

An Evidence-Based Approach for Integrating Effective Teaching Strategies for Motivational Interviewing into a Graduate Nursing Program, Joel Busch, Jade DeRocher, and Courtney Nack

Strategies for Promoting Health in Somali Communities, Mary J. Gruber, Misbil F. Hagi-Salaad, and Heidi J. Stevermer

The Relationship Between Psychological Distress and Sexual Relationship Adjustment in Husbands of Wives Diagnosed with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Sara L. Berding

The Relationship Between ECT and Functional Status in Depressed Inpatients, Lisa Horstman, Kelli Tornstrom, and Karen Welch

Theses/SIP from 2013

The Relationship Amongst Age, Cognition, and Number of Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatments in Adults During Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment, Hilary K. Hawn and Jennifer S. Prochaska

Suicidal Intent, Electroconvulsive Therapy, & Length of Stay, Gina Bloczynski, Tiffany Lohfink, and Sarel Myburgh

Making Sense of Wilderness Therapy's Definitional Problem, Robert Flores

Building Trust Between the Hispanic Community and the Health Care System Through the Utilization of Community Health Liasons, Beth Caven, Jamie Coleman, and Shelley Wolfe

The Relationship Between Physical and Psychological Pain in Patients with Depression Undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy, Lesa A. Kerley, Kayla A. Langhans, and Lisa M. Wood

Differences Between Self-Reported Falls and Hearing Impairment Among Religious Sisters, Kassidy L. Karnik, Anne C. Wright, and Tamara L. Zimmerman

The Religious Sisters Study: Describing the Relationship Between Handgrip Strength and Self-Reported Falls, Amy L. Covert, Katie N. Finley, and Enobong C. Udo

Vulnerability and Uncertainty Among Families Dealing with Chronic Illness, Kathleen A. Jackson and Andrea L. Stuedemann

The Presence of Pondering, Struggling, and Burden Among Family Members with Chronic Illness, Robert A. Goodew, Emily A. C. Isaacson, and Janice A. Miller

Fall Risk Factors in Patients Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatments Within the Elderly Psychiatric Population, Eugene P. Kopecky and Clarissa J. Meyer

Fear of Recurrence and Psychological Distress in Younger Versus Older Spouses of Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Taylor E. Peck, Danna Renner, and Jacob J. Pauly

Theses/SIP from 2012

Decisional Inolvement: Actual and Preferred Involvement in Decision-Making Among Staff Nurses Based on Generational Cohorts, Michele A. Asche, Lisa J. Lemke, and Evalyn M. Michira

Interventions to Optimize Enrollment in Migrant Clinicians Networks' Health Network in the Hispanic Migrant Population Receiving Health Care Services in Minnesota and North Dakota: An Evidence-Based Practice Project, Candace L. Dalpiaz, Anna J. Schwecke, and Heidi L. Seaberg

Implementing A Problem-Solving Internvetion to Treat Depression Among Hispanic Patients Receiving Care at a Midwest Migrant Health Clinic, Elizabeth Bottke, Koleena Johnson, and Anna Svennungsen

Residential Treatment Facility Employees' Opinions of Physical Restraints, Bridget M. Keane

Theses/SIP from 2011

Family Uncertainty, Struggling, and Connecting: Managing Chronic Illness, Wendy R. Worden and Leanne L. England

Secondary Analysis: Investigating the Relationships Between Vulnerability, Caring Strategies, and Family Functioning Among Family Members Managing Chronic Illness, Angela Larsen, Anna Myburgh, and Karen Popp

The Exploration of Receptivity to Complementary and Alternative Medicine and its Impact on Health Related Quality of Life Outcomes of Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer in a Healing Touch Study, Heidi E. Hackbarth, Denise C. Muser, and Juliet E. Sunberg

Developing an Evidence Based Intervention to Treat Depression Among Mexican American Migrant Farmworkers Using Problem Solving Treatment in Primary Care, Megan Schoff, Danielle Shumski, and Erin Wilkinson

Changes in Global Mental Health, Vitality, and Social Functioning Over Time in a Group of Religious Sisters, Natalie C. Lawrence and Sarfo K. Nimoh

Intentions Toward Bone Health-Promoting Physical Activity in Overweight and Healthy Weight Women After Bone Density Testing, Sarah J. Bologna, Jennifer M. Hill, and Amanda F.l Meyer

Creating an Interdisciplinary Care Model for a Rural Community Clinic: An Evidence-Based Project, Cassandra L. Narr, Kristine S. Penza, and Thia M. Walkowiak

The Religious Sisters' Study: Describing Differences in Perceptions of Physical Health, Physical Functioning, and General Health, Kaitlin E. Bakker, Michelle M. Klein, and Susan K. Priem

The Effect of Healing Touch on Health-Related Quality of Life in Women with Breast Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy, Lora Briese, Kristyn Maixner, and Janelle Wozniak

Somali Immigrant Health: Exploring Relationships Among Concepts Contributing to Healthcare Disparities, Shahrior I. Kayes and Nawang K. Sherpa

A Fall Prevention Guidelines Review and Plan for Implementation, Cynthia R. Niesen

Hydration Status Among Elderly with Dual Cardiovascular and Psychiatric Diagnoses, Kerri L. Bjorkley-Campbell, Jami L. Starling, and Jennifer A. Vagher

Examining the Relationship Between Literacy Level and Healthcare Accessibility Among Underserved Populations of a Free Community Clinic Within an Adult and Family Literacy Center in the Upper Midwest, Michel Benz, Courtney Holtegaard, and Stephanie Vanderboom

Cognition, Fluid Intake, and Length of Stay in Older Adults, Sarah J. Archer, Amy E. Barna, and Roxanna M. Holper

Theses/SIP from 2010

Relationships Between Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Testing and Osteoporosis Prevention Education on Calcium Intake in Perimenopausal Women, Julie A. Graczyk, Lindsey L. Olson, and Kristin T. Peterson

Secondary Analysis Examining the Relationships Between Age, Fear of Recurrence, Symptom Distress, and Psychological Distress in Younger Versus Older Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Stephanie L. Ahrens, Meghan C. M. Bos, and Emily A. Olson

Fear of Recurrence, Psychological Distress, and Marital Cohesion in Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Heather L. Carrico, Jodi D. Hellickson, and Cathy L. Mielke

Factors Influencing Healthcare Utilization Within a Free Community Clinic at an Adult and Family Literacy Center, Chinda S. Douangmala, Sarah A. Hayden, and Lindsay E. Young

Relationships Between Falls, Health Perception, and Physical Functioning in a Group of Elderly Women Living Together in a Religious Community, Tammy Friedrich, Teresa Miller, Amy Monsour, and Lauren Tarbell

A Descriptive Correlational Study on Dehydration, Age, and Number of Medical Diagnoses in the Elderly Psychiatric Inpatient, Robert J. Brackle and Anthony J. Swenson

Fear of Recurrence, Spirituality, and Social Adjustment in Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: A Secondary Analysis, Deborah Benike, Sarah Wilhelmson, and Ayan Hassan

Psychological Distress in Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Stephanie R. Cunningham, Amy L. Hansen, and Lily A. Weidall

Gender Differences in Depressed Individuals: Describing Changes in Depressive Symptons During an Acute Hospitalization, Laura M. Ingvalson and Megan R. Eddy

Nurses' Perception of Nursing Diagnosis Based on Specialty Area, Practice Setting and Type of Position, Aminata Cham and Eric J. Engelhardt

Theses/SIP from 2009

Exploration of Osteoporosis Prevention and Cognitive Ability Among Religious Sisters, Mindy Boberg, Amy Jeffers, Karen Prieto, and Heather Repinski

Relationship Between Nursing Outcome Change Scores and Risk Adjustment Variables, Phyllis S. Fisk and Corinne L. Turner

Couples Experiencing Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: An Examination of the Relationship between Length of Marriage, Marital Quality, Marital Communications, and Psychological Adjustment, Sarah E. Blanshan; Kristina M. Cooper; and Jennifer S, Eickhoff

Relationship of Depressive Disorders and Number of Medical Diagnoses with Malnutrition in Geriatric Medical-Psychiatric Patients, Jonathan Scheer and Sara Schlichting

Cardiovascular Disease, Body Mass Index, and Functional Performance in a Group of Religious Sisters: Is There a Relationship?, Kelly Derby, Patricia Gilman, and Brianna Skrukrud

Corportate Wellness Programs: Professional Attitudes and Common Components, Rebbeca Achen

Hypertension and Functional Ability Among a Group of Older Religious Sisters, Colleen A. Thompson, Michele D. Brielmaier, and Richard A. Mokua

Fibromyalgia: Men Versus Women, Cynthia Jones and Jennifer Timm

Level of Obtainment of Different Prescriptive Medications Among Hispanic Migrant Patients: Based on Medical Diagnosis and Medication Categories, Ann Kreuger, Mary Medinnus, and Zhiling Yang

Examining Diagnostic Criteria Excluding Men From A Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, Patricia D. Miller, Jody K. Leise, and Anne M. Beighley

A Descriptive Secondary Analysis: Differences in Outcome Change Scores Based on Discharge Disposition and Gender in the Older Adult Population, Stacy L. Chew and Kari M. Isaak

Nurses' Perceptions Regarding Nursing Diagnosis Based on Level of Preparedness, Eric F. Tanlaka

Depression Related to Activity Level Among a Group of Religious Sisters, Brenda S. Kremer, Serena L. Moor, and Amber M. Stitz

Outcome Change Scores as They Relate to Length of Stay and Readmission in Older Adults, Healther L. Zak, Brenda G. Kirby, and Brenda L. Walsh

Frequency of Prescription Obtainment by Hispanic Migrant Farmworkers Based Upon Selected Variables, Jane C. Korb, Christie Fird, and Michael Kycek

Outcome Change Scores Based on Marital Status and Gender for Older Adults With Pneumonia or Heart Failure, Erin M. Belcher, Damita J. Carryer, and Christina M. Wiekamp