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Graduate Student Research

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Doctoral program prepares students to become researchers and to assume advanced leadership roles in nursing and health care delivery. A combination of conceptual approaches, challenging interactions in seminar discussions, and work with active researchers produces a stimulating environment for scholarly development. The program is designed to help students identify a dissertation topic, apply for research funding, and begin a lifelong research career.

List of 2018 Graduate Research Projects

Project Title


Influence of Self-transcendence on Wellness for Older Adults Banner, Matthew
The Relationship among Quality and Safety Competencies, the Practice Environment, and Role Ambiguity and Conflict in Perioperative Nurses Cengiz, Adem
Person-centered Advance Care Planning among People with Dementia Geshell, Lisa
Self-care and Well-being among Middle-aged Stroke Patients Jang, Dong Eun
Mild Cognitive Impairment and Sleep MacKenzie, Maegen
Factors and Health Behaviors Associated with Gastric Cancer Screening among Korean Americans Park, Jieun
A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Storytelling through Music to Improve Coping and Well-being in Oncology Nurses Phillips, Carolyn
Influence of Social Media on SIDS and Safe Sleep: Preventing Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation Pretorius, Kelly
Nurse and Nurse-Midwife Provided Postnatal Newborn Care Practices in Kenya Reid, Davika
An Overview of Health-related Self-management for Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum Rock, Jamie
Depression/Substance Use Disorder and Suicidal Behaviors in Older Adults Sagna, Atami