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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Human Performance Improvement: Towards a Framework for Linking Workplace Spirituality, Mindfulness, Workers' Engagement, and Safety Outcomes, Kasarachi Nnadede
Department: Safety Sciences

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School Climate and Teacher Commitment in Title I Qualifying School Districts in Pennsylvania, Kevin O'Donnell Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Cultural Immersion Program: Exploring How the Learning Process Shapes and Influences the Students' Transformational Outcomes in Global Service Learning and Study Abroad Programs, Oghenebruphiyo Gloria Onosu
Department: Sociology

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The Recurring Progress of English Political Thought in Shakespeare’s Histories, Reza Parchizadeh
Department: English

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Successful Programs and Strategies for Secondary Students Who Are Gifted and in Mathematics Classes: A Qualitative Study, Michael D. Poli
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Teacher and Student Mindsets on Responding to Student Writing in First-Year Composition, Roger Powell
Department: English

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Evaluation of the ECST-R ATP Scales: Detecting Coached Diagnostic-Specific Feigning and Coached Feigning of Incompetency to Stand Trial, With Comparison to the M-FAST, Alynda Randolph
Department: Psychology

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Wiki-Supported Collaborative Writing: Saudi Female Graduate Students' Writing Practices, Discourse Strategies, and Participant Perceptions, Ahdab Saaty
Department: English

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Year-Round Education and Student Learning: A Case Study of Stakeholders' Perceptions, Francis Sciullo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Phenomenological Study of Informal Counseling Practices on the Persistence of African-American College Students at Two Predominantly-White Institutions, Cornelia Sewell-Allen
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teacher Implementation of the Daily 5 Reading Framework, Katharine Sherman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Former Students’ and Their Learning Coaches’ Perceptions of Their Cyber-Charter School Experiences: A Case Study, James J. Shoemake
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Novice Academic Authorship in the Multilingual Digital Age, Emily J. Simnitt
Department: English

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A Case Study of a High-Performing Suburban School District’s Implementation of a Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Visual Arts Program, Brendan Smith
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Sorry I Can’t Talk Right Now, or Can I?: A Qualitative Exploration of Professional Mobile Device Usage Within Domestic Spheres, Sharon Storch
Department: Communications Media

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Curriculum Ideology, Pedagogy, and Interprofessional Collaboration: A Survey of Dietetics Educator's Views and Practices, Cassondra L. Strawser
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The College Registration Executive Function Task: Ecological Validity and Relationship to Alcohol Use in University Students, Matthew A. Taylor
Department: Psychology

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Staff Members' Perceptions of the Impact of Performance Measurement Requirements on Program Delivery and Organizational Effectiveness in Nonprofit Human Service Agencies, Stacey Tice
Department: Sociology

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Fear of Compassion: Links to Interpersonal and Intrapsychic Behavior, Personality Variables, and Mental Health Outcomes, Kenneth Volk
Department: Psychology

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Factors Influencing Information Literacy Self-Efficacy of Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Meagan White
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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A Photometric and Psychonomic Analysis of Exit Signs and Current Way-Finding Technology, Joseph Whitlock
Department: Safety Sciences

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Leadership Journeys of Women in the Banking Industry: A Qualitative Study Exploring Women's Perceived Barriers and Opportunities to Advancement in Bank Leadership in Pennsylvania, Christina Yoder
Department: Sociology

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Apocalyptic Vision and Philosophical Optimism in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Philosophy, Henry Yukevich
Department: English

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Mindful Writers, Sustainable Writing: Implementing Mindfulness Intervention to Support the Writing Practices of Advanced Academic Writers Engaged in High Stakes Writing, Nadia F. Zamin
Department: English

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Applicant Perceptions of Community College Admissions and Enrollment Terminology, Tara L. Zirkel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Baccalaureate Nursing Programs Supporting Veterans: A Qualitative Study of the Student Veteran Experience, Heather Zonts
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring and Understanding of Administrators’, Teachers’, and Students’ Expectations and Actual Use of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning in a Saudi Tertiary Context, Bader A. Algubaisi
Department: English

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Comparing the NIOSH Method 5040 to a Diesel Particulate Matter Meter for Elemental Carbon, David M. Ayers
Department: Safety Sciences

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Identification of Health Education Competency in School Nurse Certification Programs: Multiple Case Study, Melinda S. Barrett
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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The Predictive Nature of the Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale Perceptual Score and Reading Achievement: A Mixed-Methods Study, Sarah Bond
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Differential Diagnosis of Specific Learning Disability Within a Response to Intervention Framework, Michael J. Boneshefski
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Stress and Recent Electoral Reforms: A Quantitative Study of Poll Workers, Eric F. Bush
Department: Sociology

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Performance on Monitoring Basic Skills Progress - Computation Probes in First, Second and Third Grade: Is It a Predictor of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Mathematics Achievement in Third Grade?, Adelle C. Campbell
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Preceptorship Experience of Associate Degree Nursing Students, Pamela J. Chapman
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Black Teachers of English in South Korea, Quanisha D. Charles
Department: English

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Toward a Decolonial Queer Ecology: Reparative Reading of Gothic and Speculative Fiction, Gregory L. Chwala
Department: English

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Habitus of Deafhood: Compiling a Corpus-Based Academic ASL Dictionary Using the Sociolinguistic Practices of Deaf Individuals, Gretchen Thom Cobb
Department: English

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Promoting Existential Connection: Development and Evaluation of a Workshop to Reduce Existential Isolation, Abby E. Costello
Department: Psychology

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Examining the Significance of Scaffolding on Student Teachers' Written Reflections: A Qualitative Case Study, Jana DelMarcelle
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Exploration Into Potential Career Effects From Middle and High School Mathematics Experiences: A Mixed Methods Investigation Into STEM Career Choice, Elizabeth M. DeThomas
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Delinquency Reduction Programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, Francia D. Doñe Henry
Department: Sociology

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Students Talking About Assessment: Insights on Program Learning Outcomes, William J. Donohue
Department: English

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The Voice of the Learner: The Lived Experience of Successful Online Students, Cori Dunagan
Department: Communications Media

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A Phenomenological Study of Middle School Counselors' Perceptions of Effective Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Lisa Duval
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Theorizing Libyan Feminism: Poetic Representation of Twelve Libyan Muslim Women's Experiences, Samah A. Elbelazi
Department: English

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An Adaptive Methodological Inquiry: Exploring a TESOL Teacher Education Program’s Affordances and Constraints in Libya as a Conflict Zone, Elsherif Entisar
Department: English

An Adaptive Methodological Inquiry: Exploring a TESOL Teacher Education Program’s Affordances and Constraints in Libya as a Conflict Zone, Elsherif Entisar
Department: English

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Presidential Debates Through the Posterity Lens: A Content Analysis of Policy Frames in U.S. Presidential Debates From 1960-2012, Beatrice N. Epwene
Department: Communications Media

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An Examination of Organizational Factors, Employer Perceived Barriers and Indirect Costs of Non-Compliance With the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Ralph E. Estep
Department: Safety Sciences

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A Study of Grit and Self-Efficacy in Students in Developmental Placements, Luke E. Faust
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Revitalizing the Forgotten Heart of a Small City: An Exploratory Case Study of Competing Perceptions, Experiences, and Interests in Downtown Development, Samuel L. Frye
Department: Sociology

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“Of [White] Woman Born": How Whiteness, Motherhood, and the Fraught Mother-Daughter Relationship in 20th Century, U.S. Literature Contrasts Minority Texts, Charity L. Gibson
Department: English

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The Power of Perseverance: A Qualitative Study of Factors That Impact Adult Student Persistence to Graduation, Philomena M. Gill
Department:

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Communicating and Cultivating: Exploring the Phenomenology of the Extracurricular Writing Relationship Through Narrative, Melanie Glennon
Department: English

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Examining the Role of Orthographic Coding Ability in Elementary Students With Previously Identified Reading Disability, Speech or Language Impairment, or Comorbid Language and Learning Disabilities, Erin K. Haugh
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Digital Technology and Its Influence on the Professionalization of Teaching Associates in a University English Department, John C. Hepler
Department: English

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The Story of Them: Outcomes of Practicing Autoethnography in Undergraduate Writing Courses, Justin B. Hopkins
Department: English

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Why Teach? What Motivates African American Males to Choose Teaching as a Career?, Terrance Hudson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The “Finding What Feels Good Workshop”: Re-Imagining the Discourse of Young Adult Female Sexuality, Camille Joi Interligi
Department: Psychology

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An Exploration of the Relationships Among Trait Mindfulness, Executive Function, and Alcohol Use, Matthew Iwaniec
Department: Psychology

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A Phenomenological Study: Experiences of Chinese Students Using Educational Technology in American Universities, Ying Jiang
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Supervision and Self-Efficacy in Early Career School Psychologists, School Psychology Interns, and Practicum Students, Felicia M. Kaas
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Swipe Left or Right but What Happens for the Rest of the Night? A Qualitative Approach to Understanding the Life Cycle of Tinder Relationships, Rhiannon Kallis
Department: Communications Media

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Pedagogy and Process: A Case Study of Writing in a Hybrid Learning Model, Jason F. Keiner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Principal Mentoring Programs on the Moral Judgment of School Principals, Wendy J. Kiley
Department: Sociology

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Perceptions of Key Stakeholders Regarding the Utilization of Locatable Sound for the Prevention of Occupational Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities, Richard S. Kilpatrick
Department: Safety Sciences

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An Evaluation of the Effects of Motorcycle LED Brake Lamp Flash Frequency Sequences on Conspicuity During Texting in a Static Vehicle, Jeffrey A. Krupa
Department: Safety Sciences

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Mentoring at the College Level: A Qualitative Study Examining the Perceptions of African American Men Who Hold a Four-Year Degree and are Professionally Employed, Allen Lane Sr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Client Deterioration in Individual Psychotherapy: A Systematic Review, Emily Lazar
Department: Psychology

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Multilingual Institutional Discourses of Negotiation and Intertextuality in Writing Center Interactions in Macao, Alice S. Lee
Department: English

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Male Nurse Educators' Lived Experiences With Nursing Student Incivility, Lee Ann Leech
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Student-Centered Englishes Pedagogy: A Case Study Exploration of a New Orientation for U.S. Composition, Melissa E. Lee
Department: English

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An Investigation of the Most Influential Factors Predicting Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitude Toward Older Persons, Elaine B. Little
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Veterans' Treatment Court Peer Mentors and Statewide Operating Procedures in Pennsylvania: A Mixed-Method Examination, Paul Lucas
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Millennial Poetics: An Analysis of Hybridity in 21st Century American Poetry, Brian Russell Lutz
Department: English

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Loneliness in the Gold: The American Campus Novel and the Corporatization of the University, Jeffrey S. Markovitz
Department: English

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Pennsylvania Public School Board Effectiveness: Does It Influence Student Performance?, Aiko M. Maurer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effects of Teacher Grit on Student Grit and Reading Achievement: A Mixed-Methods Study, Bethann McCain
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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BASICS: A Program Evaluation of a Campus Group Alcohol Intervention Program, Paige Morrison
Department: Psychology

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School-Based Implementation of a Prevention of Depression Program With Urban At-Risk Adolescents, Hortense S. Mowatt
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Community College Completion: A Qualitative Study of African American Community College Mentors and Past African American Male Participants in an Academic Mentoring Initiative, Pamela M. Nichols
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reconceptualizing Study Abroad: American and Japanese Students' Subjective Construction of Identity Through Language Learning Abroad, Tomoko Oda Nuske
Department: English

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Negotiating a Nation: Imperialism, Multiculturism, and the Evolution of Identity in Medieval Scottish Borderland Literature, Ruth M.E. Oldman
Department: English

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Exploring Secondary Teachers’ Use of Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Diverse Rural School District, Diane Z. Onorato
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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International Multilingual Student Writers' (Re) Negotiation of Their Languages and Literacies Practices in a First-Year Multilingual Composition Class, Maria Y. Prikhodko
Department: English

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(En)Acting Real Black(nesses) in the Theatre: The Black Arts Movement and Wole Soyinka, Hershell N. Proctor-Walden
Department: English

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Place Matters: A Mixed Methods Case Study of Institutional Place-Building in Higher Education, Jeffrey S. Raykes
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Media Exposure on Intentions to Seek Teletherapy in Rural Populations, Jesse T. Regnier
Department: Psychology

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Placing Ourselves in Our Environment: Students’ Perceptions of Their Writing and Role in Nature Following an Environmental Writing Course, Yasmin Marie Rioux
Department: English

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Audience Reactions to Computer-Generated Imagery in Video, Bradley M. Rohlf
Department: Communications Media

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Exploring the Connections Between Students' Mindsets and Their Writing: An Intervention Study With a Course-Embedded Writing Tutor, Laura K. Schubert
Department: English

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“Some Cosmic Secret”: The Speculative Fiction of Jack London, Jason Seals
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Description of Bachelor's Degree Completion for Returning Adult Students, Jennifer A. Serowick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reading Empire: (Counter)Narratives of 9/11, Rubina Sheikh
Department: English

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English Medium “National” Journals Beyond the Anglophone Center: A Qualitative Study of Multilingual Scholars and Their Publishing Decisions in Taiwan, Cheryl L. Sheridan
Department: English

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Will You...? I Will..., and I Do: Re-Envisioning Matrimony in Civil War-Era Literature, Sherry R. Shindelar
Department: English

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Structures of Terror in Caribbean Women's Writing, Lauren E. Shoemaker
Department: English

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Perceived Factors Contributing to NCLEX-PN Success Rates: A Case Study of a High Performing Practical Nursing Program in Pennsylvania, Lisa Shustack
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Student Perceptions of Online Writing Center Designs for Fully Online Programs, Shelah Y. Simpson
Department: English

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Competent Assimilation: A Substantive Theory of First Clinical Preparation in Nurse Anesthesia Education, Rebecca S. Stoudt
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions