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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

M.S. — Leadership alumni

Below are graduates of the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Master of Science — Leadership Track Degree Program and their thesis topics.

Class of 2013

Barbara Abeling
Nurses’ Perspectives on Intrapartum Morbid Obesity

Daniel Aquino
Learning from their Mistakes: Exploring Clinical Experiences of Nursing Students After Simulation Mishaps

Amy Beazizo
Evaluating Cancer Patient's Perception of Patient-Provider Communication

Timothy Callaway
Moral Distress: The Experiences of Intensive-Care-Unit Nurses in an Academic Health Center

Sergio Camarillo
End-of-Life Issues Among Mexican-Americans: Studying the Utilization of Palliative-Care Services by the Mexican-American Community

Rebecca Case
Introductory Palliative-Care Education in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Expert Panel Review and Recommendations

Anita Depatie
Mobile-Health Technology for Rural Older Adults


Audra Flynn
Development of a Health Coaching Education Program for Unlicensed Health-Care Workers


Patricia Gonsalves
Patient-Activation Measures and Patient Perceptions of In-Home Telehealth Monitoring for Stroke-Risk Factor Management: Development of a Survey Tool


Kimberly Higgins
Parenting the Pre-Adolescent Child with Type 1 Diabetes


Karyn Leavitt Grow
Evaluation of a Health-Coaching Educational Program for Low-Income Workers

Mercy Lubembe
Transition of Staff Nurse to Nurse Manager: The Process


Carrie Markis
The Impact of Mandated Staffing Ratios on Occupational Back Injuries among Nurses in California


Carolyn Mofidi
Promoting Sleep Health:  The Development of an Educational Brochure for Night Nurses


Leah Morris
What to Expect When a Death is Expected:  A Caregiver Training Program


Tracy Nord
Building a Culture of Respectful, Clinical-Error Communication: An Assessment of Disclosure Culture and Self-Efficacy


Theresa Pak
The Nurse Leader’s Perspective and Role in Disclosure of Medical Errors and Adverse Clinical Events: A Qualitative Study


Raysha Patterson
The Effectiveness of a Computer-Based Decision Aid in Increasing Nursing Knowledge of Advance-Care Planning


Allison Shuken
Caring for the Intensive-Care Patient Boarding in the Emergency Department: What do Nurses Need to Know?


Issa Sidibe
Perceptions of Effective and Ineffective Nurse-Physician Communication in Hospitals: What are the Existing Themes at UC Davis Medical Center?


Christy Solorio
Maternal Food Insecurity, Child Feeding Practices, Weight Perceptions and Body Mass Index in a Rural, Mexican-Origin Population


Kathy Speegle-Clark
Violence in the Workplace: A Prevention Program for Health-Care Workers


Maya Vasquez
Healthy Systems and Health-Care Reform: An Assessment of Perinatal Systems in a U.S. Safety-Net Hospital

Class of 2012

Eileen Caroline Andrae
Assessing The Health Literacy of Heart Failure Patients—A Pilot Study

Ren Bee
Flight Nursing: What Is It And Why Are Nurses Leaving?

Kay Behan
Transitions of Care: Improving the Hospital Discharge Process

Suzanne M. Beshore
Factors that Influence Timely Access to Orthodontic Care For Children with Cleft Lip and Palate Preparing for Alveolar Bone Grafting

Marybeth Burrell
A Case Study: Fostering Leadership of Champion Nurses for IHI Bundle Implementation with Graduate Student Collaboration


Amy L. Doroy
Building Strong Teams: Effects of a Medical Student/R.N. Shadowing Experience

Priscilla Duarte
Mobilization of Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: Patient Disposition


Therese Frank
Culture of Safety: Beyond the Safety Survey—A Cross-sectional, Mixed Methods Study


Daphene A. Francis
Exploring the Health Perceptions and Health Experiences of First Generation Black Caribbean Immigrant Women in the U.S.



Jody Johnson
A School Nurse Toolkit For Early Identification, Treatment and Management of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Charley Johnston
Community Based Advanced Care Planning Education for Older Adults—Ensuring a Voice in Health Care Decisions: A Pilot Study


Laura Brenneman Jones
Analysis of an Electronic Patient-centered Communication Model to Improve Transitions of Care and Communications Across the Community Care Team Working with Chronically Ill Seniors



Linda Luna
Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Quality Healthcare for Women Farmworkers in a Northern California Region: A Qualitative Study



Mary Manaloto
Employee Perspectives of Health Flexible Spending Accounts: Cultural Barriers and Facilitators


Sanaz Martin
Exploring the Health Houses Network: Iran and Mississippi—A Cross-sectional Qualitative Study


Jennifer Mattice
Evaluation of a Tool for Debriefing Following Simulation Education


Maureen Murphy
Increasing the Sensitivity of Trauma Triage Guidelines for Older Adults: An Analysis of Frequently Used Triage Criteria and Common Outcome Measures


Gerald Padilla
Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing Between Expert and Novice Nurses in the ICU


Keran Parkash Raju
Geriatric Nursing Shortage: Examining Facilitators and Barriers Through the Experience of a Novice Nurse


Arlette M. Rogers
Insight into a Rural Heterogeneous Cancer Support Program


Mary Jean Spelis
Are Health Care Professionals Ready to Teach? The Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Hospital Health Care Professionals Related to Patient and Family Teaching


Gretchen Spickler
The Role of Primary Care Nursing in Correctional Health Care


Oleg Teleten
Colorectal Cancer: Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes Among the Community in Sacramento


Kimberley D. Whitney
Culture of Safety: Beyond the Safety Survey—A Cross-sectional , Mixed Methods Study


Terri Pauser Wolf
Men's Experiences of Head and Neck Cancer: Role Disruption, Identity Changes, and Illness Work