The Student Capstones, Theses, & Dissertations Collection compiles the student work listed in our Department student collections.

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Capstone Papers from 2019

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Supporting Success for Children from Single-Parent Homes, Casey Scheuerell

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Mindfulness-Based Practices for School Aged Children with Anxiety, Bethany Schmitt

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The Impact of Childhood Trauma on the Brain & Interventions for the School Counselor, Chelsea Scott

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The Effects of Parental Involvement on Student Achievement: Implications for Students with Absent Parents, Molly Serum

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The Importance of a Positive School Climate for LGBTQ Students: A School Counselor's Role, Amanda Sievers

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Prevalence and Treatment for Eating Disorders in Young Athletes, Tessa Solberg

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Well-Being in Correlation to Job Satisfaction in Millennials, Danielle Sommerfeldt

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

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STEM and Adolescent Girls, Brittany Elizabeth Stein

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How to Promote Neuroplasticity Following Trauma, Elizabeth Thiel

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The Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic Approach in Counseling Interracial Couples, Hannah P. Tong

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Perceived Stress in Undergraduate Nursing Students, Emily Vore, Abbie McGee, and Amy Henderson

Capstone Papers & Experiences from 2018

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An Analysis of the Initial Response to the MERS-CoV Epidemic from Leadership and Management Perspectives: A Case Study Covering the Period from April 2012 to July 2017, Hassan Altamimi

Bedside Care Provider's Confidence and Knowledge Using an Intraventricular Hemorrhage Guideline in a NICU, M. Anibas

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

Social Support Among Hispanic Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Strategies for Improvement and Effects on A1C and BMI, K. Byrd-Kranz and G. Garcia-Lopez

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School's Impact on Immigrant Students' Self-Identity, Chris Caduff

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

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

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Counseling Sexual Assaulted Adolescents and Young Adults, Luann Gregorich

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

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Childhood Obesity and Absenteeism: Implications for School Leaders, Kyle Johnson

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Workplace Mental Health: Toolkit Usability Study of Midwestern Business Leaders, Julie Kiehne

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Addiction in the Workplace: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Options, Kacie Lovas

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Building Community among Distance Learning Graduate Students​, Erin Meyer

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Impacts Interpersonal Relationships in the Perpetuation of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Jade Miles

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

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Addressing Student Motivation in the School Setting, Hanna Niccum

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Treating Incarcerated Women with Co-Occurring Disorders, Jennifer Nichols

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Positive and Negatives Outcomes of Social Media in Adolescents, Emily A. Norton

Impact of Education: Use of Violence Screening and Intervention Tool in the ED, M. Nyantaroka, B. Nyaosi, and H. Omweri

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Binge Eating Disorder, Kristin Olsen

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Success for Every Child: The Impact of Teacher Perceptions on Student Achievement, Sarah K. Pease

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Suicide Prevention and Response in the College Setting, Emily Peterson

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School Refusal Among Adolescents: An Exploration of Cause and Interventions, Stacy Quam

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Best-Practice Treatment Approaches for Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault, Anne Marie Riddle

Ticket to Travel: Improving Handoff Communication in the Intrahospital Transportation of Patients to Radiology, E. Sanders

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Mental Health Counselors and Vicarious Trauma, Nicole Sobkowiak

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Implementing a Trauma-sensitive School Approach, Janelle Studnicka

An Interprofessional Clinical Education Model Serving Students, Faculty, and Community, J. Timm

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The Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Elementary Schools, Nathan Tuma

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

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Character Education in High School Athletics: Activities Director’s Role, Andrew P. Weiers

Nursing DNP Projects from 2017

A Preparatory Letter and Caregiver Conversation Intervention to Decrease Distress and Support Family Engagement When Children are Initiating Proton Beam Therapy, S. Bain and K. Scales

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Strategies for Addressing the Impact of Secondary Trauma on Mental Health Professionals, Ashley Bauer

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Challenges Radiography Students Face in a Small Midwest Technical College, Valarie Bere

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

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Student-Athlete Motivation: Are Male College Athletes Intrinsically or Extrinsically Motivated?, Dustin Boll

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How the Socialization Norms of Athletics Affects High School Student-Athletes, Hailey Brown

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Impacts of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adult Psychosocial Functioning, Kristen Brown

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The 12th Man: A Woman. Inequity in Professional Football Leadership Hiring, Cristy Brusoe

Attitudes Toward Dementia, T. Cowan

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Assessment & Access: Considerations When Working with Sex Offenders, Kaitlin Flesch

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Internet Gaming and Aggression in Adolescent Males, Michael Forsythe

Developing Evidence-Based Practice, Stacy Friedrich and Tabitha Luedke

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A Physical Activity Plan for the Community of Winona, Minnesota, Robert Angelo Giaquinto

Interprofessional Simulation for Violent Patient Behaviors in the Emergency Department, T. Gusenius and W. Krull

Community-Based Diabetes-Screening of a Low English Literacy Population of Minority-Predominant Immigrants and Refugees, C. Hainy, M. Huschka, and J. Nyaenya

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Leadership Communication: Why Workplace Appreciate Matters, Kasee N. Hamilton

Evidence of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Treatment of Uncomplicated UTI in Emergency Medicine, P. Heppner

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Building the Organizational Leader Brand: Change Agent, Scholar, Thought Leader, Barbara Holmes, Christopher Hahn, and Carson Perry

Evaluation of an Educational Intervention in Advance Care Planning on Community Health Workers, B. Johnson and J. Ulgenes

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Physical Activity Integration in Schools: A Review of Benefits to Academics Success and Mental Health Stability, Kayla Kujak

Implementing the Serious Illness Care Program in Primary Care, J. Libbesmeier

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

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Risk Factors and Interventions for Suicide Among College Students, Amy McAulay

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Crisis Communication in Higher Education, Andrea L. Northam

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Wellness Needs for Smith Clinic Health System Community X Employees, Heidi S. Poole

Patient and Caregiver New Medication Education Using tTeach-back, J. Prochnow

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Core Values of Sports Teams: What are They and How are They Conveyed?, Eric Raisbeck

Implementation of Advance Care Planning in a Rural Minnesota Long-Term Care Facility, A. Reed

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Teacher Perceptions On Digital Personal Learning Networks For Professional Development, Kirsten Richardson

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Perceptions on the 45/15 School Calendar - Should Southland School District Adopt?, Ethan Riggin

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

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A Literature Review of the Public Stigma of Mental Illness, Lisa Rogers

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

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Are Cultural Adaptations of ESTs an Appropriate Response to Unfavorable Treatment Outcomes of Ethnic/Cultural minorities? An Appraisal of the Response, David A. Scales

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Working with Students Living in Poverty: What Can School Counselors Do?, Krystle Seekamp

Effectiveness of a E-Learning Intervention on Recognition and Management of Pressure Injuries in Acute Care Settings, J. Smith

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Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Women in Adulthood, Elizabeth Stiernagle

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Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the School Setting, Katlyn Trumm

Capstone Papers from 2016

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Comprehension of Counselor Education Course Materials in Online Versus Face-to-Face Courses, Chelsee J. Ahumada

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Environmental Enrichment and Substance Use Disorders, John Ambrose

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

Promoting Nurse Practitioners in Tanzania: Lessons Learned, K. Bachand and J. Ganong

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

Sepsis Screening Tool Implementation on a Neuroscience Medical-Surgical Unit, K. Besemer and J. Mikkelson

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

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First and Second Generation Immigrant Students: Breaking Down the Barriers to K-12 English Language Learner Success, Sarah J. Campbell

Prevention of Risky Sexual Behaviors When Alcohol is Involved for College Females, H. Carlin and E. Rivard

Enhancing Care for Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: An Evidence Based Practice Approach in Rural Minnesota, C. Cook and S. Dahms

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Effects of Poverty on Adolescent Mental Health, Morgan Dannecker

Recognizing Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Educational Intervention for Primary Care Staff in the Community Setting, B. Dubois

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Within a Hispanic-American Population, E. Dyce and K. Switalski

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Consequences of the Bystander Effect in Relation to Bullying, Underage Alcohol Consumption, and Suicide/Suicidal Ideation, Dana Erickson

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

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

Multidisciplinary Medication Reconciliation in the Hospital Setting: An Evidence-Based Practice Project, A. Glasscock and J. Ramirez

Diabetes Assessment in Ambulatory Surgery, P. Haala