Randi Arias-Losado

Randi Arias-Losado, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic:
The Experiences of Survivors of Suicide in a Rural Community with Limited Access to Care

Franco Balitaan

Franco Balitaan, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Exploring Nurses’ Roles and Practices on Facilitating Discharge in the Postanesthesia Care Unit

Mary Ann Barnes-Daly

Mary Ann Barnes-Daly, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Effect of Sedation Scores on Overall Compliance with the Awaking and Breathing Coordination, Choice of Sedation, Delirium Monitoring/Management, Early Exercise/Mobility, Family/Patient Involvement (ABCDEF) Bundle in Seven Community Hospital Intensive-Care Units

Mary Cignarella

Mary Cignarella, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Examining the Relationship Between Work Environment, Desired Field of Clinical Practice and Job Satisfaction of Nurse-Resident Graduates: One Hospital's Perspective

Marilyn Curtis

Marilyn Curtis, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Burn Nurse Telephone Triage: The Development of a Tool

Goretti DeNava

Goretti DeNava, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Examining the Usability of an Interactive Education Module in Acute-Care Nursing

Paul Fankhanel

Paul Fankhanel, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Floating - It Is More Difficult Than One May Think: A Descriptive Study of Nurses’ Views of Floating as a Staffing Model

Jo Ann Hambley

Jo Ann Hambley, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Burn Nurses: Perception of Psychiatric Aspects in Burn Care

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Nicole Hernandez, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Developing an Interprofessional Simulation Education Scenario for a Community College Setting

Barbara Kaufman

Barbara Kaufman, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Neighborhoods of Need: Towards a Community-wide Diabetes Intervention Program in the Underserved Neighborhood of Sacramento

Kim Mason

Kimberly Mason, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Scenarios for Difficult Conversations Regarding Protection of Infants against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: A Project to Support Parents

Joy Morgan

Joy Morgan, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Personal Health Network Technology for Palliative Care Coordination: Usability and Acceptance among Rural Adults with Cancer

Roneka Muhammed

Roneka Muhammed, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Transition to Adulthood by Young Adults in Special Education: Teacher Perceptions

Sonia Rakkar

Sonia Rakkar, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: An Evaluation of Heart Failure Patient Education Material Using Self-Care Nursing Deficit Theory

Sara Rekasis

Sara Rekasis, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Improving the Electronic Health Record to Capture Best Practices for Uterine Tachysystole Management

Andrea Rosato

Andrea Rosato, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Prevalence of Functional Decline and Associated Risk Factors in Hospitalized Older Adults with Heart Failure: A Feasibility Study Using Electronic Health Records

Nicole Ruiz

Nicole Riuz, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Factors Affecting the Perceived Self-efficacy of Final Semester Prelicensure Nursing Students

Beverly Schacherbauer

Beverly Schacherbauer, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Meaningful Use of the EHR: Evaluating the Internal and External Factors Affecting the Timeliness of Patient Referrals

Angelique Silva

Angelique Silva, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Cultural Influences on Patient Education: The Perspective of the Hispanic Patient on Gestational Diabetic Education

Melisa Soderlund

Melissa Soderlund, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Promoting Awareness on Compassion Fatigue: The Development of an Educational Resource for Oncology Nurses

Annie Tat

Annie Tat, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Creating an Evidence-Based Learning Activity for Nursing Students on Caring for Low-Income, Ethnic-Minority Women with Chronic Conditions: Cultural Humility and Motivational Interviewing

Kristine Thach

Kristine Thach, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Perceptions of Nursing Communication Using a Standardized Hand-Off System in the Acute-Care Setting and the Effects on Patient Safety

Melody Thai

Melody Thai, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Double-Duty Caregiving and the Filipino Nurse

Carel Troutman

Carel Troutman, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: An Exploratory Study of Frontline Nursing Leadership in the Acute-Care Setting

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Wendy Wait, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Personal Health Network Technology for Palliative Care: A Pilot Assessment in Older Adults with Cancer

Kevin Baird, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Examining the Problem of Alarm Fatigue: A Unit-Based Gap Analysis of Nurses' Attitudes, Knowledge and Pereceptions of Clinical Alarm Management
Emanuel Besa, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Lived Experiences of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Patients
Emma Blackmon, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Evaluation of Significant Risk Factors for Hospital Readmission in the Adult Oncology Population
Colleen Burckin, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: That's a Wraph! Factors that Influence Work Effectiveness in the Nurse Delivering Wound Care
Tami Cisneros, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Promoting Breastfeeding: Development of an Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Clinical Resource Tool for Undergraduate Nursing Students
Laura Corson, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Student Nurses' Perception of Self-Efficacy and Perceived Clinical Judgment Through the Use of Multi-Patient Simulation: A Pilot Study
Frances Cortes, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Relationship Between Rurality and West Nile Virus Incidence Rates in California Counties
Charlie Dharmasukrit, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Effect of Multiple-Patient Simulation on Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceptions of Readiness to Provide Care
Ann Doherty, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Staying Mindful: Maintaining Mindfulness Practice Following Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training in People with Chronic Health Conditions
Brandon Duck, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Health Service Cost and Use Associated with Advance Directive Documentation Among Pations with COPD
Yuuko Feletto, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Patient-Centered Care: What Really Matters When Your Child is the Patient
Enderleen Enderleen Ferland-Jamali, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Building Charge Nurse Leadership Programs: A Toolkit for Emergency Departments
Rebecca Forbes, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Development of a Clinical Practicum to Fight childhood Obesity Through Nutrition Education: A Nursing School-Public School Partnership
Jeralynn Fredrick, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Pediatric Nurse: Providing Auditory Privacy in a Multi-Occupancy Room
Yvonne Hansen, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Pediatric Nursing Triage Assessment: Early Sepsis Identification
Lori Jagoda, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Assessing the Influences on Rural Women's Reproductive Life Plans: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study
Donn Kropp, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Trauma-Informed Care: Development of a Web-Based Multimedia e-Learning Course
Rochelle Lonn, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Neighborhood Nurse: An Exploration of the Informal Health Advisory Roles that Registered Nurses Serve within their Communities
Nicole Mahr, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Factors Associated with Horizontal Violence in Nursing
Cheryl McBeth, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Interprofessional Morning Huddle: One Children's Hospital's Approach to Improving Patient Flow
Natalie Merilus, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: A Self-Management Toolkit for Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: Post Transition Education
Robert Montgomery, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Motivations and Perceived Challenges of Second-Career Nursing Students
Jerry John Nutor, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Household Resources as Determinants of Child Mortality in Ghana
Nicole S. Smith, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Infant Mortality Disparities in Blacks: What do Health Care Providers Know, Believe and Do?
Fatima Ahmadzai, R.N., M.S
Thesis topic: Cultural Factors Affecting the Healthcare Experience of the Afghan American Population in the Acute Care Setting
Stacy Alves, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Skilled Birth Attendance Improves Pregnancy Outcomes: Exploring Why Some Angolan Women Chose Home Birth
Krystle Banfield, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Nurses United: A Content Analysis of Professional and Collective Bargaining Ideologies in "National Nurse"
Kaitlynn Boswell, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Self- reported confidence levels and satisfaction by new graduate nurses practicing independently in a nurse residency program
Mark Bowman, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Interprofessional Perception of Patient Transfers to the Adult ICU During Nursing Change of Shift: A Patient Safety Issue
Andrea Broadley, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Evaluating Nurses’ Comfort Level with Emergency Situations in the Critical Access Hospital Setting: A Partial Replication
Sarah Brown Blake R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Exploring Spatial Relationships Among Dairy Farms, Drinking Water Quality, and Maternal- Child Health Outcomes in the San Joaquin Valley
Lauren Burke R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Guide to Understanding the Education, Role and Practice Settings of Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Family Nurse Practitioners
Kirsten Connor R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Politically Active Nurses: An Exploration of the Transition into Policy and Politics
Sarina Fazio R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Patient Experiences of Care Coordination for High Cost Chronic Conditions
Paula Green, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: California’s Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) Course: A Needs Assessment for Course Standardization
Yan Huang, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Measuring Effectiveness of Transitional Care Coordination on Geriatric Patients’ Self- Management Skills
Alejandro Lara, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Perception of Adolescent Males on Nursing as a Career Choice: A Qualitative Study
Robin MacPherson-Dias, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Development of a Sepsis Screening Tool for Use with Elderly Patients in Nursing Homes
Miguel Medina, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: A Pilot Study: Exploring the Acceptability, Concerns, and Preferences of Older Adults and Family Members Regarding Remotely Controlled Telemonitoring Robots
Carrie Melchior, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Promoting the Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment of Lyme Disease in Butte County: A Grant Proposal Project
Joanna Mello, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Evaluating Psychiatric Nursing Competencies Applied to Emergency Settings: A Pilot Job Analysis Study
Monica Miller, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Exploring Critical Care Nurses’ Perceptions and Practices of Palliative Care in the ICU Environment
Michelle Morris, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: International Registered Nurse Volunteerism: Understanding the Experiences of Registered Nurses who Volunteer Abroad
Shannon Murphy, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Perspectives of First-Time, African-American Adolescent Mothers on Breastfeeding: A Pilot Study
Jaipreet Nijjar, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Improving Knowledge and Skills of Licensed Nurses for Detecting Oral Pain in Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Residents
Bertha Odhiambo, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Exploring Nursing Knowledge of Black American Diversity
Linda Parks, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Effectiveness of Using Remote Communication Technology in Insulin Pump Training: A Pilot Study
Ellie Potter, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Perception of Registered Nurses about Safety of Medication Administration in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Emily Torres, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Intensive Care Unit Nurses’ Perceptions and Satisfaction of a Touchscreen Tablet Computer-Based Interactive Education Module
Cynthia Wilson, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Three Things Never to Talk About in Social Situations - Religion, Politics, and Now Vaccine's: A Pilot Qualitative Study on the Perspectives of Vaccine-Refusing Parents in Nevada County, California
Barbara Abeling, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Nurses’ Perspectives on Intrapartum Morbid Obesity
Daniel Aquino, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Learning from their Mistakes: Exploring Clinical Experiences of Nursing Students After Simulation Mishaps
Amy Beazizo, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Evaluating Cancer Patient's Perception of Patient-Provider Communication
Timothy Callaway, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Moral Distress: The Experiences of Intensive-Care-Unit Nurses in an Academic Health Center
Sergio Camarillo, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: End-of-Life Issues Among Mexican-Americans: Studying the Utilization of Palliative-Care Services by the Mexican-American Community
Rebecca Case, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Introductory Palliative-Care Education in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Expert Panel Review and Recommendations
Anita Depatie, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Mobile-Health Technology for Rural Older Adults
Audra Flynn, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Development of a Health Coaching Education Program for Unlicensed Health-Care Workers
Patricia Gonsalves, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Patient-Activation Measures and Patient Perceptions of In-Home Telehealth Monitoring for Stroke-Risk Factor Management: Development of a Survey Tool
Kimberly Higgins, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Parenting the Pre-Adolescent Child with Type 1 Diabetes
Karyn Leavitt Grow, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Evaluation of a Health-Coaching Educational Program for Low-Income Workers
Mercy Lubembe, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Transition of Staff Nurse to Nurse Manager: The Process
Carrie Markis, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Impact of Mandated Staffing Ratios on Occupational Back Injuries among Nurses in California
Carolyn Mofidi, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Promoting Sleep Health: The Development of an Educational Brochure for Night Nurses
Leah Morris, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: What to Expect When a Death is Expected: A Caregiver Training Program
Tracy Nord, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Building a Culture of Respectful, Clinical-Error Communication: An Assessment of Disclosure Culture and Self-Efficacy
Theresa Pak, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Nurse Leader’s Perspective and Role in Disclosure of Medical Errors and Adverse Clinical Events: A Qualitative Study
Raysha Patterson, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: The Effectiveness of a Computer-Based Decision Aid in Increasing Nursing Knowledge of Advance-Care Planning
Allison Shuken, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Caring for the Intensive-Care Patient Boarding in the Emergency Department: What do Nurses Need to Know?
Issa Sidibe, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Perceptions of Effective and Ineffective Nurse-Physician Communication in Hospitals: What are the Existing Themes at UC Davis Medical Center?
Christy Solario, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Maternal Food Insecurity, Child Feeding Practices, Weight Perceptions and Body Mass Index in a Rural, Mexican-Origin Population
Kathy Speegle-Clark, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Violence in the Workplace: A Prevention Program for Health-Care Workers
Maya Vasquez, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Healthy Systems and Health-Care Reform: An Assessment of Perinatal Systems in a U.S. Safety-Net Hospital
Eileen Caroline Andrae, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Assessing The Health Literacy of Heart Failure Patients—A Pilot Study
Ren Bee, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Flight Nursing: What Is It And Why Are Nurses Leaving?
Kay Behan, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Transitions of Care: Improving the Hospital Discharge Process
Suzanne M. Beshore, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Factors that Influence Timely Access to Orthodontic Care For Children with Cleft Lip and Palate Preparing for Alveolar Bone Grafting
Marybeth Burrell, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: A Case Study: Fostering Leadership of Champion Nurses for IHI Bundle Implementation with Graduate Student Collaboration
Amy L. Doroy, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Building Strong Teams: Effects of a Medical Student/R.N. Shadowing Experience
Priscilla Duarte, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Mobilization of Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: Patient Disposition
Therese Frank, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Culture of Safety: Beyond the Safety Survey—A Cross-sectional, Mixed Methods Study
Daphene A. Francis, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Exploring the Health Perceptions and Health Experiences of First Generation Black Caribbean Immigrant Women in the U.S.
Jody Johnson, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: A School Nurse Toolkit For Early Identification, Treatment and Management of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Charley Johnston, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Community Based Advanced Care Planning Education for Older Adults—Ensuring a Voice in Health Care Decisions: A Pilot Study
Laura Brenneman Jones, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: 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, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Quality Healthcare for Women Farmworkers in a Northern California Region: A Qualitative Study
Mary Manaloto, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Employee Perspectives of Health Flexible Spending Accounts: Cultural Barriers and Facilitators
Sanaz Martin, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Exploring the Health Houses Network: Iran and Mississippi—A Cross-sectional Qualitative Study
Jennifer Mattice, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Evaluation of a Tool for Debriefing Following Simulation Education
Maureen Murphy, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Increasing the Sensitivity of Trauma Triage Guidelines for Older Adults: An Analysis of Frequently Used Triage Criteria and Common Outcome Measures
Gerald Padilla, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing Between Expert and Novice Nurses in the ICU
Keran Parkash Raju, R.N., M.S.
Thesis topic: Geriatric Nursing Shortage: Examining Facilitators and Barriers Through the Experience of a Novice Nurse
Arlette M. Rogers, R.N., M.S.
Thesis Topic: Insight into a Rural Heterogeneous Cancer Support Program
Mary Jean Spelis, R.N., M.S.
Thesis Topic: 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, R.N., M.S.
Thesis Topic: The Role of Primary Care Nursing in Correctional Health Care
Oleg Teleten, R.N., M.S.
Thesis Topic: Colorectal Cancer: Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes Among the Community in Sacramento
Kimberley D. Whitney, R.N., M.S.
Thesis Topic: Culture of Safety: Beyond the Safety Survey—A Cross-sectional , Mixed Methods Study
Teri Pauser Wolf, R.N., M.S.
Thesis Topic: Men's Experiences of Head and Neck Cancer: Role Disruption, Identity Changes, and Illness Work