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Neil-Christopher-Apeles

Neil Christopher Apeles, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, PHN
Entered program: 2016
Research interests/dissertation topic: Instrument development to measure patient acuity and predict workload management

Romnee-Auerbach
Romnee Auerback, RN
Entered program: 2015
Research interests/dissertation topic: Traumatized Foster Children and Adolescents’ Perception of their Caregivers

Sherry Cheever
Chong (Sherry) Cheever, PhD candidate, MSN, ANP-BC
Entered program: 2012
Research interest/dissertation topic: Validity of the Clinical Institute’s Withdrawal Assessment Protocol for Patients With Alcohol Withdrawal With Comorbidity of a Traumatic Brain Injury in the Acute Phase
sherry.cheever@email.wsu.edu

Teresa-Bigand

Teresa Bigand, MSN, CMSRN, CNL
Entered program: 2016
Research interest/dissertation topic: Exploring what factors are common among overweight adults who suffer a chronic pain diagnosis

Michelle Closner
Michelle Closner, RN
Entered program: 2015
Research interest/dissertation topic: How a Parent with Cancer Communicates with their Children about their Disease/Telling your Children you have Cancer: A Qualitative Study

Tullamora-Diede-web
Tullamora Diede, MN, RN-BC, CNL
Entered program: 2013
Research interests/dissertation topic: Professional Identity in the Lived Experience of Hospital Nurses

Rebecca Doughty
Rebecca Doughty, MN, RN
Entered program: 2012
Research interests/dissertation topic: Operationalizing a Care Transitions Intervention for people who are homeless in a transitional respite program

Ashley-Engelmann
Ashley Engelmann, MSN, RN, OCN
Entered program: 2016
Research interests/dissertation topic: Bone marrow transplant

Katie Graham
Katherine Graham, RN, BSN (Bacc-PhD student)
Entered program: 2016
Research interests/dissertation topic: Aging in place, Type 2 Diabetes, Mellitus

Patrice Griffin-Codd
Patrice Griffin-Codd, MSN, ARNP
Entered program: 2009
Research interests/dissertation topic: Experiences of Female Athletes Engaged in High School Competitive Sport

Bernice Gulek-Bakirci
Bernice Gulek-Bakirci, MS, ACNP-BC
Entered program: 2015
b.gulek-bakirci@wsu.edu
Research interests/dissertation topic: The Impact of social support, coping, and depression on Health Related Quality of life after aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

D Hughes
D. Hughes, MSN
Entered program: 2016
Research interests/dissertation topic: Strength-based research with rural AI/AN communities

Sheila Hurst
Sheila Hurst, RN
Entered program: 2015
Research interest/dissertation topic: Practices of Head Lice Treatment Among School Age Children

Grace Kolodychuk
Grace Kolodychuk, MSN, RN
Entered program: 2012
Research interest/dissertation topic: Prelicensure Student Nurse Medication Administration Errors: Characteristics, Related Factors, and Patient Outcomes

Jocelyn Ludlow
Jocelyn A Ludlow, MN, RN, CHSE
Entered program: 2014
Research interests/dissertation topic: Interested in researching pre-briefing practices in US pre-licensure nursing simulation programs as a basis for developing a pre-briefing framework for faculty to use when developing simulations

Kathlene (Kelly) McBroon
Kelly McBroom, RN
Entered program: 2015
Research interests/dissertation topic: The lived experience of women prenatally diagnosed with the Zika Virus: a hermeneutic analysis

Patrick Mutani
Patrick Muturi, PhD candidate, RN, MSN, PMNHP
Entered program: 2013
Research interests/dissertation topic: Military Personnel Post-Deployment Reintegration Experiences
patrick.muturi@email.wsu.edu

Alicia Nye
Alecia Nye, PhD candidate, MN, RN, CEN
Entered program: 2010
Research interests/dissertation topic: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

David Oni
David Oni, RN
Entered program: 2015
Research interests/dissertation topic: Assessing Self-Managed Foot Care Practices and Knowledge in Patients with Diabetes

Leslie Randall
Leslie L. Randall, PhD candidate, MPH, BSN, RN
Entered program: 2011
Research interests/dissertation topic: My Story, Your Story, Our Story: Grief and Loss of a Child in a Tribal Community

Mary Lee Roberts
MaryLee A. Roberts, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Entered program: 2014
Research interests/dissertation topic: Male Mentorship: The (meaning of the) Experience of Men Nursing Students in Relation to Male Mentors
marylee.roberts@wsu.edu

Cristina Ross

Cristina Ross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Entered program: 2016
Research interests/dissertation topic: Psychoeducational interventions aimed at marijuana using high school students as an alternative to suspension

 

Jeannine Roth, PhD candidate, RN, MSN, CPN

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Entered program: 2008
Research interests/dissertation topic: Physical Activity and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy

Laura Sherburne
Laura Sherburne, RN
Entered program: 2015
Research interests/dissertation topic: Examining Healthcare and Genomics from the Military Veteran’s Perspective, Identifying Strengths and Barriers to the Integration of Genetic Testing and Genetically Based Therapies

Amy Thomas
Amy Thomas, BSN, RN (Bacc-PhD student)
Entered program: 2016
Research interests/dissertation topic: Transitional care and management of chronic conditions

Alumni

Yasmin Al-Shannaq
Yasmin Musa Alshannaq, PhD ’17, RN, MSN
Entered program: 2013
Research interests/dissertation topic: The Psychosocial and Quality of Life Experiences of Jordanian Women with Breast Cancer

Anas Mohammad
Anas Mohammad, PhD ’17, RN, MSN
Entered program: 2013
Research interests/dissertation topic: High-Fidelity Simulation: A New Method for Improving Medication Administration Skills of Undergraduate Nursing Students in Jordan

Victoria Sattler
Victoria Sattler, PhD ’16, MSN, RN
Entered program: 2013
Research interests/dissertation topic: Psychometric Analysis of a Scale Used to Measure Patient Perception of Cultural Competency
vsattler@wsu.edu


Ruth A Bryant, PhD ’16, RN, MS, CWOCN
Entered program: 2012
Research interests/dissertation topic: Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Pressure Ulcers
Interests: wound healing/care, patient safety, EBP

Erla Champ-Gibson
Erla Champ-Gibson, PhD ’16, RN
Entered program: 2008
Research interests/dissertation topic: Facilitated Family Presence: The (meaning of the) Experience of Family Members Present During Resuscitation on a Loved One

Caroline Jacobs, PhD ’16, ARNP
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Entered program: 2013
Research interest/dissertation topic: Betrayal by Comrades-in-Arms: VA Health Care Experiences of Women Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma
cjacobs@wsu.edu

April Morgenroth
April Morgenroth, PhD ’16, MN, RN
Entered program: 2010
Research interests/dissertation topic: Experiences of Nurses Living and Working with Chronic Illness: A Dual Insider Perspective
morgenap@u.washington.edu

Donna Watson
Donna S. Watson, PhD ’16, MSN, RN, CNOR, FNP
Entered program: 2012
Research interests/dissertation topic: Reducing Surgery Scheduling Errors
Research Interests: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery, Perioperative Safety Issues, and Wrong Site Surgery
donna.s.watson@email.wsu.edu

Sandra Wyrick
Sandra Wyrick, PhD ’16, MN, RN
Entered program: 2012
Dissertation: Provider Weight Bias: Experiences of Overweight and Obese Cancer Survivors

Molly Altman
Molly Altman, PhD ’15, MN, CNM, MPH
Dissertation: Exploration of Nurse-Midwifery Care for Childbirth
molly.altman@wsu.edu

Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller, PhD ’15, MA, RN, BC, LMHC
Dissertation: The Experience of Student Nurses While Caring for Patients

Stauffer
Debra Wise Matthews (Stauffer), PhD ’14, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Texas A & M University Health Sciences Center
Dissertation: The Effect of the Practice Environment on the Implementation of Family Presence in Adult Critical Care
dmatthews@tamhsc.edu

Brenda Senger
Brenda Senger, PhD ’13, RN
Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University
Dissertation: Nursing Education for Parents of Children with Mitochondrial Disease

Beth Schenk
Elizabeth Schenk, PhD ’13, MHI, RN
Dissertation: Development of the Nurses’ Environmental Awareness Tool

Carrie Miller
Carrie Miller, PhD ’13, MSN, RN, CNE, IBCLC
Director Clinical Performance Lab and Assistant Professor, Seattle University
Dissertation: The Experience of Infant Feeding for First-Time Mothers: A Hermeneutic Ananlysis
cwmiller@wsu.edu or millerca@seattleu.edu

Marian Wilson
Marian Wilson, PhD ’13, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor, WSU College of Nursing
Dissertation: Empowering Patients with Chronic Pain Using an Internet-based Self-management Program
marianwilson@texashealth.com

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Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, PhD ’13, MN, CNM, ARNP
Assistant Professor at University of Washington, School of Nursing
Dissertation: Distress After Preterm Birth: A Discourse Analysis of Parents’ Accounts and Photographs
irakg@uw.edu

Nicole Armitage
Nicole Armitage, PhD ’13, Lt Col, USAF, NC
Chief, Clinical Research
Dissertation: The Experience of Active Duty Women as They Prepare for Their Fitness Assessment After Childbirth
narmitage@wsu.edu

GG Salvatierra
Gail (GG) Salvatierra, PhD ’12, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, CON Seattle University
Dissertation: The Relationships Between Rapid Response Team Interventions and Patient Health Outcome

Carrie Holliday
Carrie Holliday, PhD ’12, MSN, ARNP
Assistant Professor
Dissertation title: Teen Suicide: Experiences in the Emergency Department (ED) Following a Suicide Attempt

Katie Adamson
Katie Anne Haerling (Adamson), PhD ’11, RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Healthcare Leadership, University of Washington
Dissertation title: Assessing the Reliability of Simulation Evaluation Instruments Used in Nursing Education: A Test of Concept Study
kadamson@u.washington.edu

Colleen Doherty
Colleen Doherty, PhD ’11, MN, RN | Faculty
Dissertation title: Self-Efficacy of LPNs: Relation to Attaining RN Licensure
cdoherty@olympic.edu

Susan Fleming
Susan Fleming, PhD ’11, MN, RN, CNS
Assistant Professor
Dissertation: Grand Multiparous Women and the Hospital Birthing Experience: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study

Linda Ward
Linda Ward, PhD ’11, ARNP
Assistant Professor
Dissertation: Development of the Genomic Nursing Concept Inventory
linward@wsu.edu

Barb Richardson
Barb Richardson, PhD ’10, RN
Director, Interprofessional Education & Research
Dissertation: Alleviating Chronic Sleep Debt in Early Adolescence; Can a School Based Intervention Make a Difference?
barichardson@wsu.edu

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Vicki Aaberg, PhD ’10, RNC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dissertation: Implicit Attitudes of Nurse Faculty Toward Individuals with Disabilities
aaberv@spu.edu