Nursing Master's Theses
 
The Nursing Master's Theses Collection contains manuscripts written by Fort Hays graduate students. Due to copyright restrictions some works are limited to on-campus access only. Please contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu for questions regarding access to individual works.

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Theses from 2011

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Exploring The Sleeping Experiences Of Shiftwork Nurses, Patricia A. Doty

Theses from 2010

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Factors that influence organizational commitment in nurse manager / subordinate dyads, Laurie Stegeman

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New mothers' perceptions of their first encounter with a health care provider, Katherine Ure

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Intimidation and disruptive behaviors in the health care setting, Janelle Wade

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ADN program benchmarking using standardized exams for assessment and remediation, Amy J. Waters

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The effect of using a turn clock to cue patient repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention in an acute care setting, Julie Wiens

Theses from 2009

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Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding of Pregnant Women Who Smoke and Pregnant Women Who Do Not Smoke, Diane Balog

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Nurse Attitudes Toward Disabled Children, Lynda Cross

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A Comparison of Nclex-Rn Pass Rates and Carnegie University Classification, Rebecca Loth

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Quality of Life, Environmental Domain, and Use of Identification Devices in Nursing, William Rhoads

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Phenomenological Study of Older Home Health Nurses' Lived Experience with the Implementation and Usage of a Computerized Clinical Documentation System, Theresa M. Turk

Theses from 2008

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Nurse Role Confidence and Nurse-Physician Collaboration, Lisa Alexander

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Exploring Quality of Life in Adult Asthmatics, Rhonda Klaus

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Differences in Maternal Perception of Breastfeeding Effectiveness, Mary Pinkham

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Relationship Between Nurses' Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue, Michelle Shima

Theses from 2007

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Relationship Between Student Nclex-Rn Scores and Academic Variables, Jana K. Daigle

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The Experience of Nursing as a Career Choice in the 21st Century, Joann Howell

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Patient Evaluation of Pain Management in an Inpatient Setting, Janet D. Jolley

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Spiritual Care: Perspective and Job Satisfaction of Registered Nurses in Acute Care, Tracy L. Keeling

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An Investigation of Knowledge About the Hemoglobin A1C Test in Veterans with Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Barbara J. Keil

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A Nonexperimental Investigation of the Risk for Compassion Fatigue in Critical Care Rns, Melissa A. Lynn

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The Relationship of Clinical Experience and Nclex-Rn Pass Rates of Graduates of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs, Jeanne Mann

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Stigma in Mental Health Rural and Urban Populations, Jeri K. Meier

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The Effect of Professional Communication: Promoting Nurse-Physician Collaboration, Barbara J. Starks

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Comparison of Virtual and Live Intravenous Cannulation Success Among Novice Nursing Students, Janet Willhaus

Theses from 2006

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Structural Empowerment and Decisional Involvement in Acute Care Nursing, Tanya L. Beauchamp

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Hispanic Women's Perceived Benefits of Prenatal Care, Mary M. Benjamin

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Intuition : Differences Between Novice and Expert Nurses, Linda Gobin

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Relationship Between Academic Performance and Nclex-Rn Performance, Susan Rhodes

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Leadership Style of Rural Chief Nurse Executives in Kansas, Charlotte Schirmer

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Patients' Perceptions and Nurses' Perceptions of Nurse Caring Behavior, Jane Tanking

Theses from 2005

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The Relationship of Professional Self-Concept of Staff Nurses and Intent to Stay at Current Job Position, Karen Lee Aten

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Effectiveness of Public Relations Textbooks Utilized in Saudi Arabia's Colleges and Universities, Abdolazeez R. Attalep

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Mentoring, Job Satisfaction, and Intent to Stay of Novice Midwestern Hospital Staff Nurses, Carrie A. Konen

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Nurse Empowerment and Job Satisfaction in Rural Kansas Hospitals, Dee Ann Rundell

Theses from 2004

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The Relationship Between Self-Care Agency and Health-Promoting Behavior in Women with Chronic Illness, M. Annette Adelhardt

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Ambulatory Care Clients' Perceptions of Spiritual Needs in a Rural Nurse Practitioner Clinic, Julie A. Brull

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Attrition and the Presence of Hardiness in Nursing Students, Tena M. Elwood

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Relationships Between Variables and Practical Nursing Students' Program Success, Wanda Schumacher

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Spirituality and Coping Strategies in Certified Nephrology Nurses, Anne Christine Seaton

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Transforming Mandatory Reporting to Quality Improvement: Best Practices for Patient Safety and the Public, Lanita Karst Smith

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Self-Esteem of Inmates Who Participate in a Dog Program, Darci Wederski

Theses from 2003

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Barriers to Diabetics' Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose, Audrey L. Arends

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Working Conditions and Staff Nurse Retention in Rural Healthcare Organizations, Rebecca A. Brown

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Nursing Staff Empowerment and Critical Thinking in Rural Acute Care Facilities, Robyn Rene Burwell

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Nurse Satisfaction with Work in Rural Hospitals, Christine M. Morgan

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Perceived Levels of Collaboration and Nurse Practioner Satisfaction in Primary Care Practice, Rhonda Schenk Pitts

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Transformational Nursing Leadership and Work Effective Environments in Rural Acute Healthcare Organizations, Rhonda R. Zenger

Theses from 2002

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Powerlessness and Hope in the Homebound Elderly, Nancy S. Bansemer

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Comparison of Nurses' Preferences Among Continuing Nursing Education Delivery Methods, Terry J. Siek

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Associate Degree Nursing Students' Critical Thinking, Sandra Tabor

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Anger in the Teenager with Type I Diabetes Mellitus, Karen Trible

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Health Risk Behaviors of Rural High School Students, Ruth C. Wolfram

Theses from 2001

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Ethical Issues of Rural Nurses, Rebecca A. Claus

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Survey of Students' Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding, Anna L. Collins

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Faculty Attitudes Toward Computer Information Technology, Su-Ju Liu

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Grounded Theory: Getting Through Contractions Within a Framework of Knowledge, Janie Manning

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Knowledge and Attitudes of Rural Nurses Regarding Hiv/Aids, Sheila R. Preedy

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Nurses' Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness of Bedside Computers, Monica Roediger

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Client Outcome Measurements from a Rural Stroke Project Clinic, Sally D. Schmidt

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Stress Levels and Success on Nursing Exams for Traditional and Nontraditional Practical Nursing Students, Michele Unrein

Theses from 2000

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Perceived Enactment of Autonomy and Life Satisfaction : An Elderly Perspective, Cynthia A. Anschutz

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Management Style and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction in Rural Hospitals, Rita J. Barker

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Caring Behaviors of Critical Care Air Transport Teams and Patient Satisfaction, Luann M. Evert

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Perceived Management Style and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction, Barbara W. Gack

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Young Adult Sexual Behavior Health Risks: Knowledge and Attitude, Kathleen R. Gordon

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Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Caring Behaviors in an Acute Healthcare Facility, Carol A. Groen

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Leadership Styles and Staff Nurse Empowerment, Barbara J. King

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The Relationship Between Client Satisfaction and Perceived Quality of Service in a Rural Nurse Practitioner-Managed Clinic, Candace D. Koirth

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Transformational Leadership and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction in Rural Hospitals, Barbara P. Longenecker

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Nursing Outcomes for Temporal Data Management in a Nursing Home, Joyce M. Mattison

Theses from 1999

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Phenomenological Study of Emergency Nurses' Lived Experience with the Use of Gallows Humor : Release Valve for Stress, Tension, and Anxiety, Eileene K. Bender

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Empathy and Associate Degree Nursing Students, Pamela Wright Calbeck

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Factors Influencing Rural Nurses' Attitudes Toward and Knowledge About Pain, Jolene M. Glavin

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Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Practitioner Caring at Nurse-Managed Centers, Maren Kathryn Moody

Theses from 1998

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Educational Preparation of Nurses and Their Caring Behaviors in Home Health, Mary Gruwell Blubaugh

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Barriers to Mammography Screening for Older Rural Women, Darleen Kay Bradford

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Comparison of Hysterectomy Clients' and Nurses' Perceptions of Preoperative Teaching, Sandra M. Gottschalk

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Stress as Perceived by Rural Associate Degree Nursing Students, Hazel M. Mead

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Maternal Perception of Nursing Support in Labor and Use of Epidural Anesthesia, Kim Riffel

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Nursing Student Perceptions of Faculty Caring Behaviors, Sondra Scott

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Management Style and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction in Rural Hospitals, Lynnetta F. Stout

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Nclex-Rn Predictors for Success, Priscilla Zeller

Theses from 1997

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Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain Management Among Practicing Nurses and Nursing Students, Denise R. Conant

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Competency Skills for Nurse Managers, Gerilyn M. Diederich

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Academic Predictors for Practical Nursing Education and Nclex-Pn Success, Beryl A. Dinges

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Nursing Management Diagnoses : Validation in Gerontological Nursing Management, Carolyn D. Frankamp

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Recruitment and Retention of Nurses in Rural Kansas, Diane Reed

Theses from 1996

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Comparison of Nurses' and Clients' Perceived Reasons for Seclusion, Virginia A. Bauer

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Staff Nurses and Nursing Director's Perception of Job Empowerment and Managerial Self-Efficacy, Linda K. Goodwin

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Nursing Diagnosis Related Interventions for Temporal Data Management in a Nursing Home, Hui-Fan Lee

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The Development of Empathy Among Rural Nurses, Janet Marie Myers

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Job Satisfaction of Rural Public Health Nurses, Linda J. Shelton

Theses from 1995

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Barriers to Nurse Practitioners in Rural Health Clinics in Kansas, Ramona L. Derousseau

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Attitudes of Long Term Nursing Assistants Toward the Elderly, Margarette A. McReynolds

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Spiritual Perspectives of Elderly Adults and Depression, Luann Sanderson

Theses from 1993

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Monthly Variation in the Incidence of Cerebrovascular Accidents, Donna Kay Gifford

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Attitudes of Rural Nurses Toward Homosexuals and Willingness to Care for Aids Clients, Connie L. Hoskins

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Characteristics and Perceived Burdens of Adult Caregivers of Aged Relatives, Mary Jane Koranda

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Elderly Women's Perceptions of Reminiscence, Debra A. McDonald