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 1989

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Education Needs of New Mothers: A Comparison of Prenatal and Postnatal Women's Perceptions, Carla J. Dieter

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Calcium Intake of Nursing Home Residents, Paula Goddard

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Health Beliefs and Compliance with a Diabetes Treatment Regimen, Mary M. Lobb

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Nurses' Stress, Support, and Need for a Support Group: A Comparison of Critical Care and Surgical Nurses, Lois J. McMahon

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The Application of a Predictive Fall Risk Index Among the Elderly, Joan T. Reisdorfer

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Nurses' Knowledge of and Misconceptions Regarding Selected Pain Management Concepts, Carla Ries

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Competencies Required to Function in the Role of Nursing Staff Development Coordinator, Leilani J. White

ETDS from 1988

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A Comparison of Nurses' Attitudes Concerning Therapeutic Ward Atmosphere with those of Other Members of the Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team, Barbara Brown

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Learning Needs of Ostomy Patients: A Comparison of Nurse and Patient Perceptions, Linda K. Burdette

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Impact of Perceived Mandatory Continued Formal Education on Professional Attitudes of Licensed Practical Nurse Associate Degree Upward Mobility Students, Kathy Hankel

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Perceptions of Health Status of Rural Elderly, Colleen Miller

ETDS from 1987

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Bodybuilders' Knowledge and Perceptions of the Use of Anabolic Steroids, James P. Combs

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A Comparative Study of Traditional Nursing Schedules vs. Extended Nursing Schedules on Patient Satisfaction, Cheryl J. Erler

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Validation of the Defining Characteristics of Disturbance in Self-esteem in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa, June C. Peteron Larson

ETDS from 1986

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The Differences in Learning Styles between Generic and Adult Nursing Students, Dianne L. Clemens

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The Differences in Learning Styles Between Generic and Adult Nursing Students, Dianne Lee Clemens

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Role Expectations of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Michele Jans Crissman

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Hopelessness in the Institutionalized Elderly, Joanne Hansen

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The Application of a Falls Risk Index, Marcelline R. Harris

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The Effect of Nutritional Education Programs on Serum Cholesterol Values, Josephine A. Kahler

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Effect of Level of Exercise of Self-care Agency and Selected Pain Treatment Modalities in Surgical Patients, Candice Pederson

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Support Group Effects on Perceived Ease of Transition of the LPN to AD Student, Illa H. Reeve

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The Relationship Between Exercise Activities and Self-esteem in Elderly Populations, Marcia Taylor

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The Effect of Nocturnal Noise Levels in Upper Midwestern Longterm Care Facilities on Sleep Interference in Selected Residents' Well-being, Jane C. Walgenbach

ETDS from 1985

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Professional Role Attitudes and Decision-making in Medication Administration, Susan E. Bassett

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Utilization of Selected Characteristics in the Labeling of Elderly Nursing Home Patients as Confused, Patriciann F. Brady

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The Effects of Selected Aspects of a Directed Studies Experience on Nursing Performance, Trudy M. Crawford

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The Effects of Climatic Conditions on the Frequency of Patient Acting Out-Behavior in a Psychiatric Setting, Jacqueline Mangnall

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The Effects of a Clinical Enrichment Rotation on the Students' Ability to Perform Nursing Functions Indicative of a Registered Nurse, Cynthia L. G. Senger

ETDS from 1984

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The Relationship Between Denial and Behavior Pattern in the Patient Experiencing Myocardial Infarction, Cynthia Collmann Barinsky

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The Use of Academic Performance as a Predictor of Success of the National Council Licensing Examination, Patricia O. Dardis

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The Frequency of Nurse Reported Stress and its Relationship to the Physical Attributes of Various Nursing Units, Richard Michael Jones

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The Effects of Selected Personal and Professional Factors on Nurses' Perceptions of Self-health, Constance L. Peterson

ETDS from 1983

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A Study of the Self-esteem and Life Satisfaction of Twenty-six Institutionalized Elderly in Rural, North Central United States, Sandra J. Bunkers

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Development of a Values Assessment Instrument for Nursing Students, Patricia DeGroot

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An Exploration of the Relationship between Adolescent Adjustment to Diabetes Mellitus and Parent-Child Relationship Problems, Ann M. Demos

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The Effects of Learning Assistance on a Selected Group of Nursing Students, Bernice R. Metcalf

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Demographic Correlations with Exercise of Self-care Agency in Women, Susan Marie Hubka Todd

ETDS from 1977

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Bereavement in the Elective Abortion Patient, Nancy E. Brown