This community contains the theses and dissertations of the Department of Graduate Nursing.
The Department of Graduate Nursing offers the following graduate options:
Masters of Science (MS) degree in 3 specializations:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Nursing Leadership

PhD in Nursing

Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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ETDS from 1999

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The Effects of an Educational Intervention of the Knowledge of, Beliefs about, and Behavioral Intentions Related to Preterm Labor Signs and Symptoms Among Normal, Healthy, Pregnant Women, Rhonda Klages

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Quality of Life and Sexual Functioning of Men Treated with Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra), Susan A. Matthew

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Special Care Unit Nursing Staff to Resident Ratio Relationship to Quality Indicators, Barbara Meek

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Instrinsic Fall Risk Factors and Their Relationship to Falls Suffered by Female Nursing Home Residents, Brian Miller

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of the General Public Regarding Organ Donation, Julie A. Nelson

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Levels of Hope, Fatigue, Dyspnea, Functional Status, and Social Networking Before and After a Structured Exercise Program for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Elizabeth L. Niemeyer

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A Study of Prescriber Mix and Medication Management, Eric Noyes

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Nurses' Attitudes Toward Nurse Colleagues' Substance Abuse, Teri L. Osterkamp

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Comparison of Exercising and Nonexercising Type 2 Diabetics on Health Locus of Control, Fatigue, Risk Factors, and Barriers, Cynthia J. Pallsen

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Advanced Practice Nurses: Attitudes Towards Caring for AIDS Patients, Diane Robb

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Nurses' Knowledge of Palliative Care in a Midwestern Federal Medical Center, Patricia Snow

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Patterns of Use Among Mammography, Breast Self-examination and Clinical Breast Examination, Cynthia R. Studsdahl

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Motivation and Health Risk Behaviors Among City Employees Who Participate and Do Not Participate in Wellness Programming, Tiffanie Van Eimeren

ETDS from 1998

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The Difference between Third-party Payments for Health Care for Successful and Unsuccessful Health Promotion Program Participants, Mark A. Aberle

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Aspirin Use for Prevention of Myocardial Infarction in Rural-Dwelling Elderly, Cheryl Barglof

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Diabetic Complications in Native American Population, Sue Besmer

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Differences in Body Image and Depression Scores in Postmenopausal Women Who Do and Do Not Take Hormone Replacment Therapy, Doreen M. Boomsma

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Dysphoria, Fatigue, and Sleep in Employed Postpartum Women, Denise D. Brown

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Comparison of Differences Between Smoking and Nonsmoking Postoperative Gynecology Patients in their Satisfaction with Pain Management, Julie A. Cameron

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A Retrospective Study of Fall Prevention Programs in Geriatric Nursing Facilities, Elaine Cook

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The Relationship between Rural Low-income Women's Knowledge and Short-term Duration of Breastfeeding, Jefferey J.A. Enstad

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A Comparative Study of the Projections of Future Health Care Services by Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Nurses and Administrators, Kathleen S. Gerdes

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Effects of Nurse-client Transaction on Female Oral Contraception, Shirley Haley

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Breast and Testicular Cancer Screening Activities of Nurse Practitioners, Darcy A. Kaberna

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A Comparison of Nurse, Pharmacist, and Physician Knowledge, Attitude, and Barriers to Pain Management, Richard A. Moss

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Patient Satisfaction with Emergency Nursing Related to Triage Category, Jane Mutschelknaus

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Health-related Quality of Life One Year After Coronary Angioplasty and/or Coronary Stenting, Terrilyn Nelson

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Job Satisfaction of Nurse Practitioners in Rural Health Care Settings, Ann Riewer

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Barriers and Facilatoris of Disclosure of Alternative Health Modalities to Traditional Providers, Doris L. Ruder

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Chronic Pain in the Elderly: Nurse Knowledge and Experience, Sue Sauter

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Hydrotherapy: The Effects on Length of Labor and Analgesia Use in Labor for the Nulliparous Woman, Susan C. Schmanski

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Registered Nurses' Attitudes Towards Orientation Program, Rose Schroedermeier

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Patient Abandonment: A Study of States' Boards of Nursing, Julaine Selzler

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Health-promoting Behavior Comparisons of Insured and Uninsured Rural Women, Marilyn Skurdahl

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Relationships Among Maternal Role Competence, Parenting Education, Work Status, and Personal Characteristics, Janelle J. Sunvold-Palmer

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Home Healthcare Patients Regarding End of Life Treatment Decisions, Gregg A. Waylander

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South Dakota Nurses' Perceptions of Active and Passive Euthanasia, Margery L. Wouden

ETDS from 1997

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Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction of Nurse Practitioners in Two Rural Midwestern States, Lorinda Anderson

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The Effect of Early Removal of Urinary Catheters on Establishing Normal Voiding Patterns in Postoperative Urology Patients, Yolanda P. Apedaile

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Perceived Needs of Frontier Midwestern Adults with Multiple Sclerosis, Dorothy M. Arent

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The Relationship Between Antepartum Fatigue and Traumatic Perinatal Experience Among Employed Pregnant Women, Kimberly K. Brands

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Women's Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy, Lucy L. Burchill

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Family Environments that Promote the Immunization of At-Risk Children, Carol S. Clark

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The Relationship Between Documented Foot Care and Amputation Rates in Native Americans with Diabetes on Two Midwest Reservations, Virginia Cozad

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Interactions with Dying Patients: Nurse Practitioners' Attitudes, Joanna L. Dorn

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Breakdown Risk in Persons with Tuberculosis in a Northern Plains Indian Tribe, Deann Eastman-Jansen

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Knowledge Level of Adolescents About HIV and AIDS in a Frontier Community, Genie M. Ellis

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A Comparative Study of Selected Variables in Women Who Gave Birth to a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on a Plains Indian Reservation Between 1981 and 1992, Mary C. Ewing

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A Descriptive Study of South Dakota Nurse Practitioner Management of Clients with Type II Diabetes, Catherine D. Friesen-Tabke

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A Physiologically-based Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to the Treatment of Diabetes, Mary L. Graham

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The Effect of Staged Diabetes Management on Metabolic Control in Native Americans with Type II Diabetes, Darci J. Harper

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Depressive Symptomatology and Perceived Social Support in Rural Women, Ann H. Hodgman

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A Descriptive Study of the Advanced Practice Role of Nurse Practitioners in South Dakota, Kelly S. Hofer

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The Relationship Between Traumatic Perinatal Experience and Postpartum Fatigue in Employed Women, Kelly J. Hoffman

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Job Satisfaction and Anticipated Turnover Among Rural Nurses, Marcia Kells

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Nurse's Perceptions Toward the Use of Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Chronic Pain Management, Melissa J. Magstadt

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Determination of the Effectiveness of the Immunization Auto Dialer and Post Card Reminder System, Sandra Miller

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The Relationship Between Social Isolation and Nutritional Status of the Elderly, Sylvia K. Pickard

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Am I My Brother's Keeper? A Well Child's Story of Living with a Chronically Ill Sibling, Sharon L. Potts

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The Relationship of the Self-assessed Knowledge of Learning Style Among Nursing Instructors in a Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program and Their Use of Teaching Strategies, Rebecca Randall

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A Descriptive Study Examining the Relationship of Social Support to Hardiness, Help-seeking Behaviors and Academic Performance in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Dawn L. Recher

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Osteoporosis: Perceived Health Beliefs and Preventive Behaviors of Men and Women 60 Years of Age and Older, Ruby L. Rhines

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Ethical Problems Encountered by Nurse Practitioners in the Primary Care Setting, Julie A. Schock

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The Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill Adult Living in the Community: The Experience of Loneliness, Lisa Smith-Kautzman

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The Role of the Registered Staff Nurse: A Comparative Study: Associate Degree Nurse Educators and Nurse Administrators from Medicare Certified Nursing Homes, Margaret G.B. Smith

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Acetaminophen Use in Newborns to Relieve Circumcision Pain, Karey Thieman

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Health Perceptions and Health Care Practices of Lakota Sioux Living Off the Reservation in Western South Dakota, Laura R. Thom-Withorne

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Factors Related to Continued Exercise Participation Among Healthy Employed Adults, Dawn Van Ruler

ETDS from 1996

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The Relationship of Social Support, Help-seeking Behaviors, and Hardiness to Academic Performance in RN Upward Mobility Students, Elizabeth A. Aanning

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Perceived Stressors and Relation to Emotional State Among Women Participating in Farming, Glenda H. Altena

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Water Intake as it Relates to Mood, Psychosocial Well-being and Behavior Patterns in an Extended Care Facility, Karen Annis

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Pain Management: Administration of IV, IM, Oral and Rectal Analgesics for Pediatric Self-reported Pain, Nadine A. Bergin

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A Comparison of Patient Satisfaction in Traditional Emergency Department Triage and Fast Track Triage Systems of Care, Carol Borg

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Fallers in South Dakota Nursing Homes as Represented on the MDS+, Elizabeth A. Clayton

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Food Intake and Physical Activity Assessment of Native American Children with Acanthosis Nigricans and their Friends, Kathryn Cummins

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The Prevalence of Obesity in Selected Hutterite Colonies, Lisa J. Duncan

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Comparison of Coping Strategies of Elderly Widowed, Cheryl P. Fischer

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FAS Knowledge of Past Pregnant Women, Patricia A. Goeden

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Adult Attitudes Regarding Sex Education in South Dakota Schools, Aleen M. Golis

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Nursing Practices Related to Bedside Electrocardiographic Monitoring, Gail S. Hall

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Ideas for Diabetes Prevention in High Risk American Indian Children: A Parent Focus Group Approach, Michelle M. Hanson

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Functional Status Assessment: Comparison of MDS+ Data with National Population Based Surveys, Denise S. Hemphill

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Interpersonal Communication Patterns in Traumatic Perinatal Experiences, Elizabeth P. Hinkley

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Relationships Among Selected Demographic Characteristics, Health Indices, and Cholesterol Levels of Factory and Healthcare Workers, Amy Jones

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Determination, Treatment, and Prevention of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in a Diabetes Camp Setting, Joyce Kaatz

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Teacher Perceptions of Food and Activity Patterns Among Children in an American Indian Community at High Risk for Diabetes: A Teacher Focus Group Approach, Paul Edward Klein

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Mental Health, Life Satisfaction and Attachment in Elderly Urban Lakota Women, Katherine A. LaBonte

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The Experience of Pregnancy as Lived by Rural Adolescents, Esther M. Preszler

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Pain Management: South Dakota Advanced Prepared Nurses' and Physicians' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceived Barriers, Rebecca B. Reed

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Retrospective Descriptions of Relational Behaviors That Negatively Influenced Perinatal Perceptions During Traumatic Experiences Among Cesarean Birth Women, Rena J. Robbennolt

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A Descriptive Study of Farmers and Ranchers Entering South Dakota Nursing Homes, Marie A. Rogers

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Perceptions of Family Members of Cadaveric Organ Donors Towards Selected Issues of the Organ Donation Process, Victoria Schallenkamp

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A Descriptive Study of Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Principles of Pain Management, Judy J. Sibilrud

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The Association Between Nurses' Perceptions and the Use of Physical Restraints in the Psychiatric Setting, Benita H. Timpe

ETDS from 1995

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The Perceived Needs of Parents of Children with Autism: Social, Economic, and Demographic Correlates, Linda C. Bird

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Knowledge and Attitudes of Community Health Nurses Toward Cholesterol Education and Referral, Roxann O. Boysen

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Nutritional Intake of Intermediate Care Facility Residents with Differing Cognitive, Communication/Hearing, and Vision Patterns, Vickie Britson

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The Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Midwest, Nancy Denker

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Education and Support Needs of Adult Children Who Provide Care for their Parents, Carol J. Dreke

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Stroke and Changes in Function in Long Term Care Patients, Kathleen Haberman