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

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Capstone Papers from 2016

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The Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Activity and Animal Assisted Therapy in Reducing Symptoms of Depression, Alexis J. Hauser

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Recommendations to Practitioners for Adolescent Clients with a History of Trauma, Keiko L. Heitman

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The Impact on Hmong College Students Dealing with Acculturation: The Importance of Being Culturally Competent, Chong Her

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Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Amanda Jensen

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Communication in the 21st Century: Implications of Counseling in a Digital World, Rebecca Johnson

Mainting Quality While Transitioning to the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Model, C. Jones

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

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

Applying the Evidence in Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Bronchitis in Emergency Medicine, K. Langer and D. Steele

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Veteran's Deaths Due to Suicide Have Increased to an Alarming Rate, Jason D. Marquardt

Sexually Transmitted Infection Education and Testing at an Alternative Learning Center Clinic, A. McAlister and J. Richardson

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Child Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and the Role of the School Counselor, Ryan A. McRae

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Psychosocial and Psychological Challenges Faces Women Diagnosed with Cancer, Nancy L. Miller

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

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders, John Newman

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

Wabasha Community Restaurant Nutrition Recommendations, Jaclyn Novak

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Identifying Influential Factors of Student-Athlete’s Selection Process Among NCAA Division II Baseball Players, Matt O'Brien

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Treating Trauma with Exposure Therapy, Gretchen Otto

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Use of Art Therapy in Treating Children with PTSD, Kelly Puent

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Integrating Nature into the Helping Professions, Jacob Radtke

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Improving Academic Motivation, Whitney Ryan

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Perceptions and Choice Theory in Schools and Counseling, Ryan M. Schaller

Propofol Disposal in the Anesthesia Setting: Overcoming Barriers, D. Schneider

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Behavioral Activation Therapy in Treating Depression, Brian Strauss

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Substance Abuse Prevention Programs: A Review of Risk Factors, Fundamental Program Components and the Coping Power Program, Mary Sussenguth

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Families Living in the Crisis of Poverty: Why a Motivational Interviewing Approach Makes Sense, Martha Lyn Thomford

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

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

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Spirituality in Mental Health Counseling, Matthew Welacha

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Treatment for Complex Trauma and Substance Abuse for Adult Males in Residential Addiction Treatment, Kristin J. Wilson

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The Cycle of Victimization of Incarcerated Women, Michelle Woodworth

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Administration Policy Impacts on Counselor Productivity and Overall Job Satisfaction, Bailey Ziemann

Nursing DNP Projects from 2015

An Educational Evaluation Using Non-Invasive Interventions to Decrease Work-Related Stress for Staff, M. Anderson and D. Shuey

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Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mika Baer

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

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Effectively combining PBIS and the Nurtured Heart Approach, Erin Bremer

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Peer-Mediated Interventions for Students Classified with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Erin M. Burns

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Gender Role Conflict and Men's Attitudes Towards Mental Health Counseling, Alcohol Use and Depression, Mario Carrillo

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Effects of Childhood Trauma on Students: The Role of School Counselors, Emily R. Dierling

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

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

Aromatherapy for Pain Control in Hospitalized Adults, Brittany Eppard

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

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

Perceptions of Advanced Care Planning Among Latino Adults in the Community Setting, L. Habicht and E. McLean

Somali Cultural Competence Education: An Intervention for Emergency Department Staff, E. Herrity and J. Onduso

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Does Judicial Immunity Serve the Common Good?, Patrick Holt

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Supporting College Students with A.D.H.D., Justin Huegel

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

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School Connectedness: An Analysis of Students' Relationship with Their School, Marshall Kading

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Mindfulness-Based Practice in Schools, Nicole E. Klein

Evaluating a Unit-Specific Surgical Safety Checklist Briefing in an Orthopedic Surgical Department: Influence on Compliance and Culture of Safety, S. Kraft

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: Tapping with Adolescents in a School Setting, Megan E. Leisen

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Mediation of Adolescent High-Risk Behaviors: A Curriculum Based Risk Assessment Approach, Daniel Lindenfeld

Enhancing Self-Management for Adults with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) Through a Registered Nurse-led Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Intervention, C. Niesen

Assessment of Low Sodium Diet Education for Patients, D. Remme

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Helping to Health Through Yoga: Exploring Yoga as an Adjunctive Therapy Tool for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sara Richeson

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The Relationship of Coaching Football and Counseling: Building a Championship System, Brent E. Schroeder

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The Effects of Bullying on Sexual Minority Youth: The Importance of Creating an Inclusive School Climate, Elizabeth A.M. Strunz

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Barriers for Rural Victims of Domestic Violence, Malorie Wolf

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Impact of Abuse Throughout a Child's Psychological Development, Michael Wurdeman

Capstone Papers from 2014

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Combating Eating Disorders by Addressing Body Image Issues in Schools, Brittany Ballweg

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

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

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

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The Effects of Multicultural Immersion Programs on Students’ Multicultural Competency Development, Robert Christiano

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Effects of Sex Education and Media on Teenage Pregnancy, Jennifer Coppens

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Creating an Inclusive School Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students, Tosha Farrell

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

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Anticipatory Grief and Compassion Fatigue: Definitions and Guidelines for Caregivers, Mary Kay Haupt

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The Effects of Competition in the K-12 School Setting and its Relationship to Behavior Modification, Andrea Heinrich

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Professional Development and the Growth of Professional Learning Communities in Education, Chelsie Hinrichs

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Gender Differences and Impact on Addictions Treatment: Special consideration for working with Female Clients, Amy Horihan

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

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Exploring the Use of Animal Assisted Therapy in School Counseling: Using AAT with Adolescents Who Have Internalizing Disorders, Leah Jagodzinski

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

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Taking a Mindful Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment Through Dialectical Behavior, Nicole Kirchner

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Animal-Assisted Therapy In Elementary Schools, Steve Kurschner

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

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

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Students Seeking Attention, Dan Lecheler

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

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K-12 School-Based Interventions Effective with Children and Adolescents from Divorced Families, Michelle McCoy

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Benefits of a School-based Resilience Program for Adolescents Faced with Adversity, Madeline McRae

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

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Social Cognitive Career Theory, Generativity and Job Loss, Kevin Miller

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Allowing Horses to Heal: The Healing Power of Equines in Therapeutic Settings, Bethany Mota

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School-wide Bully Prevention Programs Designed for use in Elementary Schools, Melissa Pannell

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Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders: Current treatments and direction for further study, Kate Radsek

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

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

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Evolving Mentoring into E-mentoring for Future Applications and Improvement, Andrew James Wood

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Enhancing the Administrator-School Counselor Relationship, Courtney Zeimet

Theses/SIP from 2013

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

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

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