Completed Dissertations

1994 - Present

Student /
Semester Completed
Advisor Committee Members Dissertation Title
2017
Kosuke Niitsu
May 2017
Houfek, Julie Stoltenberg, Scott
Rice, Michael
Barron, Cecilia
Kupzyk, Kevin
Genetic Influence on Resilience to Potentially Traumatic Events
Sheri Rowland
May 2017
Yates, Bernice Berg, Kris
Schulz, Paula
Cohen, Marlene
Peer Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among Working Women
2016
Carol Geary
May 2016
Schumacher, Karen Ryan, Sheila
Thompson, Sarah
Uhl-Bien, Mary
Kim, Jungyoon
Care Transitions: A Mixed Methods Study Using a Complexity Science Lens
Marcia Shade
May 2016
Berger, Ann Chaperson, Claudia
Sobeski, Linda
Haynatzki, Gleb
Yates, Bernice
Factors and Outcomes Associated with Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Rural Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Sue Schuelke
December 2016
Barnason, Sue Duncan, Kathleen
LaFramboise, Louise
Cuddigan, Janet
Campbel, Cathy
Paulman, Paul
The Effects of a Preceptor Coaching Intervention on Use of Clinical Judgment by New Graduate Nurses
Becky Nauta
December 2016
Brage-Hudson, Diane Wilhelm, Susan
Gofin, Rosa
Anderson, Kirk
Cikovitz, Claudia
Yates, Bernice
The Use of Electroacupuncture for Cervical Ripening: An Experimental Study
Pallav Deka
December 2016
Pozehl, Bunny Yates, Bernice
Norman, Joseph
Khazanchi, Deepak
Williams, Mark
MOVE-HF: An Internet-Based Pilot Study to Improve Adherence to Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure
2015
Myra Schmaderer
August 2015
Zimmerman, Lani Hertzog, Melody
Paulman, Audrey
Pozehl, Bunny
Determinants of Patient Activation in Hospitalized Multimorbid Patients
Nicholas Guenzel
August 2015
Cramer, Mary Houfek, Julia
Ryan, Sheila
Barnes-Hosiah, Debora
Watanabe-Galloway, Shinobu
Risk Factor for Obesity among Individuals with Mental Illness
Hope Jackson
August 2015
Yates, Bernice Blanchard, Shirley
Brage-Hudson, Diane
Pozehl, Bunny
Zimmerman, Lani
Physical Activity Behaviors or Prehypertensive and Stage 1 Hypertensive African American Women
Lisa Church
May 2015
Thompson, Sarah
Schumacher, Karen
Cuddigan, Janet
Meza, Jane
An Exploration of Quality of Dying from Cancer Verses Advanced Chronic Illness in the Nursing Home: A Mixed Methods Investigation
Lori Liebl
May 2015
Barnason, Sue
Brage-Hudson, Diane
Meza, Jane
Hulme, Polly
Yates, Bernice
Maintaining Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery
2014
Joyce Tow
December 2014
Brage-Hudson, Diane Reisbig, Allison
Rice, Michael
Ryan, Sheila
Lived Experience of the Warrior Nurse as an Advisor
Dieu-My Tran
December 2014
Zimmerman, Lani Kupzyk, Kevin
Pullen, Carol
Shurmur, Scott
Yates, Bernice
Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among College Students: knowledge, Perception and Risk Assessment
Jill Reed
August 2014
Yates, Bernice Briner, Wayne
Houfek, Julia
Pullen, Carol
Schmid, Kendra
Motivational Factors of Weight Loss in Rural Adults
Michelle Johnson
August 2014
Zimmerman, Lani Hertzog, Melody
Pozehl, Bunny
Plumb, Troy
Welch, Janet
Relationships and Group Differences with Patient Activation and Knowledge, Skills, and Confidence, and Biomarkers in Chronic Kidney Disease
Katherine Bravo
August 2014
Pozehl, Bunny Berger, Ann
Cochran, Gary
Kupzyk, Kevin
LaFramboise, Louise
Revision of Psychometric Testing of the Safe Administration of Medications Scale
Shannon Pecka
May 2014
Berger, Ann Hadenfeldt, Sharon
Kotcherlakota, Suhasini
Schmid, Kendra
Zimmerman, Lani
Evaluating Higher Order Thinking in Online Discussions
Kandis McCafferty
May 2014
Cuddigan, Janet Brage-Hudson, Diane
Hamil, Neil
Pullen, Carol
Renaisa, Anthony
Understanding the Factors That Influence the Provision of Intrapartum Nursing Care within Rural Settings
2013
Chao Zhang
May 2013
Connie Miller
Sheila Ryan
Katherine Jones
Jane Meza
The effects of simulation-based interprofessional education on teamwork
Beth Burbach
December 2013
Barnason, Susan Paulman, Paul
Wilhelm, Susan
Suhasini Kotcherlakota
Connie Miller
Sarah Thompson
Preferred Thinking Style, Cue Recognition, Processing and Response by Baccalaureate Nursing Students during High Fidelity Patient Simulation
2012
Lynda (Lynn) Macken
August 2012
Bernice Yates Jane Meza
Sue Barnason
Bunny Pozehl
Joseph Norman
Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Patients and Partners
Ockjae (Esther) Lee
August 2012
Bernice Yates Karen Schumacher
Carol Pullen
Karl Kosloski
Jane Meza
The Experience of Caregiving in Spouses of Patients with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Cancer
Tiffany A. Moore
August 2012
Ann Berger Margaret Wilson
Ann Anderson-Berry
Kendra Schmid
Jeffrey French
Relationships between stress biomarkers and feeding intolerance in preterm infants over time
Nadin Abdel Razeq
August 2012
Margaret Wilson Mary Megal
Shirley Wiggins
Gleb Haynatzki
Examining the Shift of Sleep-Wake states during Procedural Pain in Neonates
2011
Beverly Carlson
May 2011
Bunny Pozehl Karen Schumacher
Melody Hertzog
Lani Zimmerman
Exploration of the predictors of perceived general health status and evaluations of modifiable predictors of this outcome in patients with heart failure
Ronda Kinsey
May 2011
Julia Houfek
Peggy Wilson
Cecilia Barron
Stephen Rennard
Melody Hertzog
Contextual and Intrapersonal Factors in Adolescent Smoking Behavior
2010
Lufei Young
December 2010
Lani Zimmerman Sue Barnason
Bunny Pozehl
Karen Schumacher
Jane Meza, PhD, UNMC
The Economic Evaluation of a System Management Intervention on Physical Activity in the Older Patients Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Heidi Keeler
December 2010
Susan Noble Walker
Melody Hertzog
Lisa Crockett - Psych-UNL
Carol Pullen
Margaret Kaiser
Mother Child Connectedness, Parental Behavioral Control, Psychosocial Maturity and Adolescent Sexual Health Risk Behavior
Trina Aguirre
August 2010
Diane Brage Hudson T. Kim Rodehorst
Bunny Pozehl
Linda Boeckner - UNL Nutrition & Health
Mexican-American Mothers' Eating and Child Feeding Behaviors
Kathy Gill-Hopple
2010
Diane Brage-Hudson Margaret Wilson
Lynne Buchanan
Helen MacIlvain
Planning for the Future, Making the Second Home Through Compadrazgo in Mexican American Women
2009
Pamela McCabe
December 2009
Sue Barnason Cecilia Barron
Julia Houfek
Karen Schumacher
Jane Meza – Prev. & Soc.Med.
Predictors of Symptoms and Psychological Distress in Patients
Karen J. Anderson
December 2009
Carol Pullen
Ann Berger
Julie Stonner
Cecilia Barron
Martha Foxall
Vicki Conn
An Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Behavior Among Older
Lisa Bauer
August 2009
Bunny Pozehl Mary Filipi
Melody Hertzog
Lani Zimmerman
Julene Johnson – U of CA-SF
Congestive heart failure patients: quality of life indicators.
Khaled Suleiman
May 2009
Bernice Yates Ann Berger
Bunny Pozehl
Jane Meza
Translating the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index into Arabic
2008
Rita McGuire
December 2008
Lani Zimmerman Nancy Waltman
Kathleen Duncan
Jennifer Huberty
Junfeng Sun
Examining Intervention Components for Promoting Adherence to Strength Weight Training Exercise in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors With Bone Loss
Amy Abbott
May 2008
Sue Barnason
Lani Zimmerman
Ann Berger
Janet Nieveen
Mark Williams
Symptom Management of Fatigue, Sleep Disruption, and Pain in Post-CABG Patients.
2007
Kimberly Wielgus
December 2007
Ann Berger Barb Piper
Nancy Waltman
Margaret Ann Kessinger
Oncology Patients Receiving Hospice Care.
Paula Schulz
December 2007
Bernice Yates Lani Zimmerman
Bunny Pozehl
Joseph Norman
Junfeng Sun
Predicting Physical Outcomes in Elderly CABG Patients
Larry Dahlen
December 2007
Lani Zimmerman Cecilia Barron
Jorge Rodriquez-Sierra
Shelton Hendricks
Functional Status as Influenced by Pain Perception Following Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Kelly Bosak
December 2007
Bernice Yates
Bunny Pozehl
Diane Brage-Hudson
Scott Shurmur
Cheryl Thompson
Measuring, Monitoring and Managing Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice with an Emphasis on Chronic Disease Processes Managed by Advanced Practice Nurses.
Teresa Barry
December 2007
Cheryl Thompson Susan Noble Walker
Katherine Kaiser
Shireen Rajaram
James Lynch
Changes in Perceived Health Status and Health Determinants in Low-Income Midlife Women.
Suzanne Nuss
May 2007
Margaret Wilson Cecilia Barron
Ann Berger
Pamela Hinds
Brigette Ryalls
Redefining Parenthood: Surviving the Death of a Child
Helga Helgadottir
May 2007
Margaret Wilson Mary Megel
Julie Stoner
Lani Zimmerman
Education for Parents to Manage Children's Pain at Home after Tonsillectomy
Merry Foyt
May 2007
Margaret Wilson Cecilia Barron
Boyd Littrell
Martha Foxall
Kathleen Gilbert
The Experience of Infant Death for African American Mothers
Joyce Fjelland
May 2007
Martha Foxall
Cecilia Barron
Margaret Kessinger
Roni Reiter-Palmon
Meaning and Depression in Women with Breast Cancer
Mary Minton
May 2007
Cecilia Barron Barbara McCabe
Melody Hertzog
Roni Reiter-Palmon
Jeff French
Widowhood: The First Anniversary: Spousal Bereavement-Related Stress, Coping, and Well-Being in Older Women
2006
Cynthia Elverson
December 2006
Peggy Wilson M. Patricia Leuschen
Jeffrey French
Judith Heermann
Melody Hertzog
Social Regulation of the Stress Response of the Transitional Newborn
Catherine Bernosky de Flores
August 2006
Margaret Wilson Diane Brage-Hudson
Bernice Yates
Lourdes Gouveia
Robert Ramaley
Human Capital, Personal Networks, and social Capital for Childbearing Mexican Immigrant Women in a New Destination Community
Shirley Roddy
May 2006
Susan Walker Ada Lindsey
Bernice Yates
Jennifer Larsen
Scott Shurmur
Raloxifene Effects on Lipids and Lipoproteins in Dyslipidemic Postmenopausal Women
Sara Becker
May 2006
Nancy Waltman James Anderson
Virginia Tilden
Martha Foxall
Breast Cancer Screening Patterns Related to Mammography Adherence Among Northern Plains Tribes American Indian Women
Carolyn Reilly
May 2006
Lani Zimmerman
Sue Barnason
Keith Mueller
Li-Wu Chen
Testing the Feasibility of Conducting a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Home Communication Intervention in the Elder Persons Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
2005
Connie Miller
December 2005
Lani Zimmerman Lynne Farr
Cecilia Barron
Susan Barnason
Lynn Mack-Shipman,MD
Ralph DeAyala, PhD
Symptom Management Intervention in Diabetic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients
Patricia Wilhelm
August 2005
Margaret Wilson Pamela Hill
Martha Foxall
Judith Heermann
Jeffery French
The Effect of Early Kangaroo Care on Breast Skin Temperature, Distress, and Breastmilk Production in Mothers of Premature Infants
Jane Schlickau
August 2005
Margaret Wilson James Anderson
Martha Foxall
Bernice Yates
Jan Riordan
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education: An Intervention for Pregnant Immigrant Hispanic Women
Brenda Skaggs
May 2005
Bernice Yates Cecilia Barron
Joseph Norman
Melody Hertzog
Bunny Pozehl
Management of symptoms of post-angioplasty in cardiac patients.
Rebecca Kreman
May 2005
Bernice Yates Kathryn Fiandt
Wayne Briner
Scott Shurmur
Study healthy clients with hyperlipidemia, risk status, effects of providing additional counseling (diet therapy, exercise, quitting smoking, etc. and tying that in with medication compliance.
Cindy Costanzo
May 2005
Susan Walker Barbara McCabe
Bernice Yates
Kris Berg
Women's health, specifically, outcomes on health with regard to specific risk factors associated with heart disease
Claudia Chaperon
May 2005
Catherine Todero
Lani Zimmerman
Bernice Yates
Irving Zucker
Circadian sleep disturbance/fatigue in older adults.
2004
Majeda El-Banna
May 2004
Lynne Farr
Martha Foxall
Ann Berger
R. Gregory Boceik
Fannie Gaston- Johansson
Barbara Piper
Correlates of Fatigue in Lymphoma Patients Undergoing Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Jane Peterson
May 2004
Bernice Yates Jan Atwood
Martha Foxall
Joe Norman
Promotion of Heart Health in Mid-Life Women: The Church-based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program
Barbara Hobbs
May 2004
Lynne Farr Lani Zimmerman
Bunny Pozehl
James Anderson
Susanna VonEssen
Bette Keltner
Individual Differences and Sleep Disturbances in American Indian/Alaskan Native and White, Non Hispanic Nurse Shiftworkers
2003
Jo Voss
December 2003
Bernice Yates Cecilia Barron
Austin Thompson
Marion Good
Mara Baun
Effect of Sedative Music and Scheduled Rest on Anxiety, Pain, and Myocardial Oxygen Demand During Chair Rest in Adult Postoperative Open Heart Patients
Jette Hogenmiller
December 2003
Jan Atwood Ada Lindsey
David R. Johnson
J. Scott
Measures and Prediction of Pap Smear Screening Participation Among Inner City Sheltered Women
2002
Nancy Fahrenwald
December 2002
Jan Atwood Susan Walker
Kris Berg
David Johnson
"Moms on the Move", A physical activity intervention for WIC mothers.
Margaret Kaiser
August 2002
Bevely Hays Margaret Wilson
Cecilia Barron
John Repke
Manoj Sharma
Transition to motherhood in adolescence: The development of the adolescent prenatal questionnaire
Deborah Banik
August 2002
Cecilia Barron Ada Lindsey
Don Johnson
Elizabeth Reed
Stress, coping, and physiological responses related to post treatment mammogram in breast cancer survivors.
Linda Hughes
May 2002
Lani Zimmerman Lynne Farr
Cecilia Barron
Richard Latin, UNO
Sociocultural, physiologic, and psychologic variables that influence pain in the fibromyalgia patient.
2001
Janet Nieveen
December 2001
Bernice Yates Mara Baun
Shelton Hendricks
Susan Barnason
Barbara Piper
Fatigue and functional status in postoperative coronary bypass patients
Francese Henton
December 2001
Bevely Hays Jan Atwood
Susan Walker
Keith Mueller
Determinants of Medicare home health care service use.
Ann Hubbert
August 2001
Bevely Hays Bernice Yates
Rosalee Yeaworth
Christine Reed
Senior=s need for and use of Medicare home health services
Rebecca Keating-Lefler
May 2001
Margaret Wilson Bevely Hays
Cecilia Barron
Julie Johnson
Karen Pridham - U of WI
The process of evolving motherhood for single, unpartnered, Medicaid eligible first time mothers: Reformulating life.
2000
Natalie Rasmussen
May 2000
Lynne Farr Lani Zimmerman
Patricia Leuschen
Terry Hexum
Mara Baun
Morphine Effects on Circadian Nociception and Beta-Endorphin
1999
Francine Nelson
December 1999
Lynne Farr Lani Zimmerman
Mara Baun,
Shelton Hendricks
Manuchair Ebadi
Salivary Melatonin and Pain Perception in Response to Graded Acute Pain Stimuli
Joyce Black
December 1999
Nancy Bergstrom Nancy Betts
Phillip Smith
Kashinath Patil
Lynne Farr
Patient and Wound Factors Associated with Pressure Ulcer Healing Rates
Janet Cuddigan
May 1999
Nancy Bergstrom Mara Baun
William Mayham
Kurtis Cornish
Kashinath Patil
Pressure Ulcer Risk in the Critical Care Population
1998
Karen Willette
December 1998
Rosalee Yeaworth Lynne Farr
Shelton Hendricks
David R Johnson
Catherine Todero
Mental Well Being and Subjective Sleep of Older Wife Caregivers for Spouses with Alzheimer=s Disease and Related Disorders.
Carol Pierce
December 1998
Mara Baun Ada Lindsey
Austin Thompson
Kashinath Patil
1997
Marcelline Harris
December 1997
Lani Zimmerman Nancy Bergstrom
Kris Berg
Martha Foxall
Descriptors and Predictors of Functional Status After Total Knee Replacement
Theresa Welcher
May 1997
Martha Foxall Douglas Abbott
Thomas Larsbach
Arlene Carmey
Susan Walker
Factors Influencing Family Adaptation of Families of a Deaf Child
Linda Jensen
May 1997
Rosalee Yeaworth L. Collette Jones
Mary Ann Lamanna
Ross Thompson
Social Support and its Relationship to Parenting for Adolescent Mothers in a Rural Are
1996
Ann Berger
December 1996
Susan Walker Anne Kessinger
Lani Zimmerman
Lynne Farr
Patterns of Fatigue and Factors Influencing Fatigue During Adjuvant Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
June Eilers
December 1996
Lani Zimmerman Douglas Abbott
James Armitage
Martha Foxall
Factors that Influence the Impact of Bone Marrow Transplantation for Family Caregivers of Adult Transplant Recipients
Ok-Soo Hong
December 1996
Martha Foxall   Antecedents and Health-related Consequences of Loneliness in older Korean Immigrants.
1994
Esther Hellman
December 1994
Susan Walker Nancy Bergstrom
Mark Williams
James Thorson
David Johnson
Stages of Exercise Adherence Among Older Cardiac Clients