Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Recent Dissertation Titles

For their dissertations, our PhD in Nursing students examine research questions on a wide variety of topics.

Below is a listing of recent selected dissertation titles.

StudentDissertation DirectorDissertation Title
Mary Adams Sue Penckofer Affecting Quality of Life from Antepartum to Postpartum
Kimberly Anderson-Drevs Lee Schmidt The Relationship Between Light Exposure and Activity with Fatigue and Mood in the Patient Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation
Nancy Camp Nancy Hogan Cyberbullying Among Young Women
Julie Cerese Fran Vlasses How Do Nurses and Physicians that Completed a Formalized Interprofessional Education Program Experience Collaborative Practice
Catherine Clarey-Sanford Lee Schmidt Identifying the Unavoidable Pressure Ulcer: Exploring the Acute Care Nurses’ Perspective
Daniela DeFrino Lee Schmidt What is the Process of Relational Work of the Nurse?  
Karen Fishe Linda Janusek The Influence of Maternal Prior Life Adversity on the Psycho- Neuro-Immune Profile During Pregnancy
Marne Juestel Nancy Hogan Comparing Three Methods to Evaluate Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Judgment in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Dave Miles Lee Schmidt Simulation Learning and Transfer in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Seema Nasser Linda Janusek Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Inflammation, and Behavioral Symptoms  
Barbara Pudelek Lee Schmidt The Effects of Situational Burnout on Nursing Surveillance and Nursing Presence
Mary Tiberg Lee Schmidt A Transition Point in Chronic Illness: The Diagnosis of Cirrhosis