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Bowen, Mariya – ProQuest LLC, 2018
New graduate advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) face multiple challenges when entering an autonomous practice, including challenges acquiring clinical competency, gaining clinical knowledge regarding their specialty area, and expanding their clinical skills to perform the new job effectively. Some of this clinical knowledge and exposure…
Descriptors: Nurses, Fellowships, Pediatrics, Emergency Programs
Tuttle, William A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Social, economic and political influences are exerting considerable pressure on the development of universities and colleges. Such forces coupled with the growing influence of rankings are exerting a formidable impact upon higher education. The conceptual framework guiding this study was derived from the work of Spence and Signaling Theory (ST).…
Descriptors: Reputation, Periodicals, College Admission, Graduate Study
Premdas, Leisa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed method study was to determine the perceived impact of learning about technology via action research as a professional development activity on faculty and students in higher education. Nine faculty members--also Teaching and Technology Fellows representing various disciplines at St. John's University--were selected based…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Case Studies
Hansen, Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the last decade district-managed principal preparation programs have become common as a means for school leadership preparation (Leithwood, Seashore-Lewis, Anderson, & Wahlstrom, 2004; Turnbull, Riley, & MacFarlane, 2015), but evaluations of these programs are relatively rare. This dissertation evaluates one such program, the Mary Jane…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Principals, Case Studies, Public Schools
Breault, Dawn E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative phenomenological dissertation examined the overall profession of transition specialization; in particular the perceptions of transition specialists regarding the sufficiency of their professional preparation and development. Fifteen transition specialists from the six states participated via semi-structured interviews. Major…
Descriptors: Specialization, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Specialists
Berdanier, Catherine G. P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Although engineering graduate programs rarely require academic writing courses, the indicators of merit in academic engineering, such as journal publications, successful grants, and doctoral milestones (e.g. theses, dissertations) are based in effective written argumentation and disciplinary discourse. Further, graduate student attrition averages…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Academic Discourse