Cardinal Stritch University’s Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers programs focused on a blend of caring and evidence-based practice to assure that graduates are prepared to meet the increasing need for health care practitioners, educators, and leaders. Highly qualified faculty and staff collaborate with Advisory Committees to support quality programs consistent with the mission and vision of the college.

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Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2016

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Interdisciplinary simulation to improve teamwork, communication, and health care practice: A literature review, Rebecca S. Bennett

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The impact of academic-clinical partnerships on the experiences of nursing students, staff and faculty, Sarah M. Calonder

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The effectiveness of interventions to improve comprehension of the informed consent process: A literature review, Jessica Kagan

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The influence of peer review on nursing practice, Andrea Klipp

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The use of sitters in healthcare facilities: An integrative review, Joan Koehn-Fogl

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Effects of trained preceptors on new graduate nurses’ transition to practice: An integrative literature review, Michelle G. Wierman

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2015

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Self-management programs that increase health outcomes and perceived health status in patients with chronic disease, specifically diabetes: An integrated review, Tiffany Wachowiak

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2014

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An integrative review of evidenced-based leadership behaviors of nurse managers, Brenda M. Calhoun

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Curricular and Teaching Strategies that Increase Desire to Provide Culturally Competent Care in Baccalaureate Nursing Students: An Integrated Review, Jeffrey J. Wobig

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2013

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An Integrative Review: Educating Healthcare Professionals Using Serious Games and Virtual Simulation, Elizabeth Collins

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What are the evidence-based outcomes related to the use of simulation in undergraduate nursing programs, Amy Denneau

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What are the Essential Components of Nurse Residency Programs that Contribute to Positive Outcomes for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses in their Transition into Professional Practice During their First Year of Practice?, Abbey Fritschler

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An Integrative Review: Integrating podcasts as an adjunct tool in undergraduate nursing classes, Susan C. Janquart

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Educational Strategies that Positively Influence Nurses Perceptions on Perinatal Bereavement Care: An Integrative Review, Kristi Kuhfuss

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An Integrative Review: Educational approaches that positively influence nursing students' attitudes about the geriatric population, Dawn Minesal

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What effects do nurse residency programs have on the transition of newly licensed nurses into the practice environment during the first year of practice?, Jennifer A. Ochs

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2012

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Educational approaches targeted at African American women at risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke: an integrative review, Angela G. Corona

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Evidence-Based interventions to improve adolescent immunosuppression adherence post-solid organ transplant: a literature review, Molly Catherine Lappe

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2011

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Student Centered Outcomes Achieved Through Service Learning An Integrative Literature Review, Ann Luba

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Nurses’ Learning Needs: Advance Directives Integrative Literature Review, Susan K. Machones

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Interprofessional Education as a Component of Nursing Education: an Integrative Literature Review, Jean Majeski

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Educational Interventions for Postpartum Depression: an Integrative Review, Dana Smith

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Pedagogic Strategies that Positively Effect Quality and Safety Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Nursing Education: an Integrative Literature Review, Theresa L. Wollersheim

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2006

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Motivational factors, benefits and barriers of nurses who do and do not participate in a peer review process, Mary Victor Connolly

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2005

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Perceptions of the professional nursing role by high school teachers providing career advising, Barbara Malecki

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Perceptions of Selected Job Characteristics of Staff Nurses Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Eileen Piering

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Role Transition From Student To Professional Nurse, Tammy Steffen

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2003

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The perception of registered nurses regarding the use of medication assistants in Wisconsin nursing homes, Kelly J. Dries

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The impact of caregiving: family caregivers of spinal cord injury survivors, Kristine L. Engel

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Mexican American mothers' health practices for febrile children in southeast Wisconsin, Cynthia Foronda

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Designing an educational curriculum plan as part of a standardization plan for dementia special care units in a multi-facility long-term care organization & evaluating transfer of knowledge to licensed nurses in a unit of instruction entitled "Philosophy of supportive dementia care in a long-term care facility", Elizabeth Jensen

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Associate degree nursing students' understanding of nursing, Mary Krieger

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Perceived Health Risks and Self-reported Use of Personal Protective Equipment by Chemotherapy Administration Nurses during Antineoplastic Drug Handling, Lori Kulju

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2002

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Mental health nursing education, Judith Ann Kopka

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Factors affecting nurses' preconceived notions towards geriatric clients, Patricia Krupski

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Employees' Perception of the Role of the Occupational Health Nurse, Christine Nevinski

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Admission criteria in the selection of graduate degree nurses, April M. Pellmann

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Wisconsin nurse executives and their reward and promotion of nursing certification, Ann Marie Ronsman

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2000

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Breastfeeding : Experiences that Influence an Adolescent Mother to Continue, Sharon E. Behrens

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 1999

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Exploratory study of novice nurses socialization into practice, Kathy Ann Haase

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The nature of collegial relationships in nursing: perceptions of novice practitioners, Kathleen Knaack

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The nature of communication in nursing education programs: perceptions of undergraduate nursing students, Kathleen A. Kurth

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Factors that influence recovery in the hip replacement patient, Patricia L. Nelson

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The influencing factors that cause stress in first-year associate degree nursing students, Katherine Tsiampas

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Storytelling as an educational strategy in perinatal death education for novice nurses, Sandra Lynn Wolf