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Dissertation Titles


Dr. Maxine Adegbola Chair: Dr. Carolyn Cason (December 2007)
Relationships Among Spirituality, Self-Efficacy, and Quality Of Life Among Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Dr. Donna Bacchus Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (December 2013)
Beliefs in medications and treatment complexity as predictors of medication adherence among adults 18-65 years old with inflmmatory bowel disease (http://search.proquest.com/docview/1501470641

Dr. Lisa Bashore Chair: Dr. Mary Lou Bond (December 2010)
Exploration of the Cultural Beliefs in Mexican American Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Decisions to Engage in Cancer Screening Behaviors

Dr. Susan Baxley Chair: Dr. Mary Lou Bond (December 2008)
Anticipating Mothering in the Mexican Origin Woman

Dr. Christy Bomer-Norton Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (December 2013)
timing of breastfeeding initiation in rural Haiti: A focused ethnography (http://search.proquest.com/docview/1500410939

Dr. Gloria Carr Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (December 2007)
African American Grandmother Caregivers: Relationships among Information Need, Perceived Burden, Perceived Health, Service Need, and Service Use

Dr. Mary Cazzell Chair: Dr. Diane Snow (December 2009)
College Student Risk Behavior: Implications of Religiosity and Impulsivity

Dr. Kathryn Daniel Chair: Dr. Carolyn Cason (May 2008)
Clinical Significance of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly

Dr. Glenda Daniels Chair: Dr. Marilee Schmelzer (May 2009)
A National Study to Compare the Tolerability and Effectiveness of Colon Cleansing Preparations

Dr. Linda Denke Chair: Dr. Donelle Barnes (December 2010)
Ethnography of Chronic Pain Experiences of Enlisted Women

Dr. John F. Dixon, Jr Chair: Dr. Carolyn Cason (May 2012)
Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship Between present-On-Admission Factors of Adult Inpatients and Risk for Needing a Rapid Response Team Intervention During Hospitalization

Dr. Wendy Donnell Chair: Dr. Barbara Raudonis (May 2013)
A correlational study of a reading comprehension program and attrition rates of ESL nursing students in Texas

Dr. Nancy Engle Chair: Dr. Judy LeFlore (December 2013)
Validation of a transcutaneous bilirubin nomogram in identifying Hispanic neonates at risk for hyperbilirubinemia (http://search.proquest.com/pagepdf/1500410733?accountid=7117

Dr. Andrea Erwin Chair: Dr. Barbara Raudonis (August 2013)
Sleep Experiences of Hospitalized Antepartum Patients (http://search.proquest.com/docview/1459239773

Dr. Cecilia Flores Chair: Dr. Judy LeFlore (May 2014)
Academic Factors that Contribute to Pre-licensure Nursing Student Persistence (Not yet available online)

Dr. Ahmad A. Hamdan Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (May 2014)
Identifying the Risk Factors for Patients with Community Versus Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (Not yet available online)

Dr. Marygrace Hernandez-Leveille Chair: Dr. Carolyn Cason (December 2008)
Tu Corazon y Mi Pasion (Your Heart And My Passion)

Dr. Brian Holland Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (May 2014)
Factors Affecting Quality of Life in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (Not yet available online)

Dr. Carol Howe Chair: Dr. Judy LeFlore (May 2014)
Parent Health Literacy and Communication with Diabetes Educators in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic: A Mixed Methods Approach (Not yet available online)

Dr. Kristina Ibitayo Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (December 2010)
Factors Affecting The Relocation and Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses Migrating to the United States of America 

Dr. Catherine Jones Chair: Dr. Nancy Handy (May 2010)
The Combined Effect of Tiotropium and Formoterol on the Functional Status of Patients with Moderate-to-Severe COPD

Dr. Robin Keene Chair: Dr. Carolyn Cason (May 2012)
The Meaning of Homelessness to Homeless Women Veterans

Dr. Johneta P. Kelly Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (December 2011)
Health Screenings Beyond a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Secondary Analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Dr. Carol Lieser Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (May 2012)
Adolescent Depression Screening Practices Among Texas Pediatric and Famly Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Marie K. Lindley Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (May 2014)
A Comparison of Instructor Audio-Video with Text-Based Feedback versus Text-Based Feedback Alone on Students' Perceptions of Community of Inquiry Among RN to BSN Online Students (Not yet available online)

Dr. Debra Logan Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (May 2010)
The Pursuit of Language Appropriate Care: Remote Simultaneous Medical Interpretation Use

Dr. Renee Manworren Chair: Dr. Carolyn Cason (May 2010)
Pediatric Nurses’ Journeys to Relieve Children’s Post-Operative Pain

Dr. Jackline Opollo Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (December 2012)
Extent of HIV Stigma Among HIV Positive Healthcare Workers: A Mixed Methods Approach

Dr. Francis Phillips Chair: Dr. Donelle Barnes (December 2011)
The Meaning of Adherence Among Veterans Receiving Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin Antiviral Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C

Dr. Rodica Pop Chair: Dr. Donelle Barnes (December 2011)
Mentoring Nurse Practitioners in a Hospital Setting

Dr. Lori Spies Chair: Dr. Jennifer Gray (May 2014)
An Exploratory Descriptive Study on Task Shifting (Not yet available online)

Dr. Patricia Thomas Chair: Dr. Judy LeFlore (December 2011)
Strategies to Improve Respiratory Outcomes in Premature Infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome