Medicine and Health Sciences

Electrolysis Treatment in Breast Cancer

This presentation describes research conducted to determine if electrolysis would be an effective treatment for breast cancer in pregnant women

Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Alisha Russell

Presented at the Student Research Symposium, Trevecca Nazarene University, April 23, 2018.


Quadriceps-hamstrings ratio & its relation to ACL integrity: a cadaver study

This presentation discussed findings from a study of cadaver muscles and ligaments, and implications for ACL injuries.

Presented at the Student Research Symposium, Trevecca Nazarene University, April 23, 2018.


Starting a Fire in the City of Mist

A presentation about a Faculty-Led Academic Research Experience (FLARE) project.

Purpose:  To provide information on prevention of waterborne and foodborne diseases to the people of Jinotega, Nicaragua, and to increase knowledge of public health topics relevant to the communities visited.

Academic sponsors:  Dr. Yanice Mendez and Dr. Aaron Hall

Presented at the Student Research Symposium, Trevecca Nazarene University, April 23, 2018.



Theses in Nursing


This collection consists of theses for the Master of Science in Nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Determining The Window Of Rhodopsin Degradation By RPE Cells

Honors Project Abstract: Macular Telangiectasia (MacTel) is a rare, late onset, degenerative eye disease whereby the photoreceptors (cones and rods) of the macula become diseased and slowly degenerate, thus reducing vision. These photoreceptors are subjected to harsh stresses, which cause them to shed the outer 10% of each cell on a nightly basis. This results in the build up of debris which another cell type, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) removes and recycles every night to reveal a fresh photoreceptor free of debris4.


Integrative Literature Review for the Development of an Intimacy and Faith Course to be Implemented in Women’s Health Courses at Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary Schools

Honors Project Abstract: There is a lacking in sufficient, comprehensive sexual health education across the United States. The United States is behind the rest of the developed world in educating adolescents about the normalcies and risks of sex. Sex and intimacy is a delicate subject in which educators, parents, and pastors often feel uncomfortable teaching; they often try and place the responsibility of sexual health education elsewhere.


Knee Meniscal Pathology and Treatments: Ramifications for Knee Articular Cartilage

Honors Project Abstract: In the United States, meniscal lesions represent the most common intra-articular knee injury. In fact, the mean annual incidence of meniscal tears is approximately 60 to 70 per 100,000 patients. Anatomically, the menisci play a major role in load bearing, load transmission of the lower extremity, shock absorption, as well as nutrition and lubrication of the articular cartilage of the tibiofemoral joint.  Common symptoms of a meniscal tear include: clicking, catching or locking, joint line tenderness,


Mentor Development Program for Critical Care Nurses: A Key to Staff Development and Improvement in New Graduate Orientation

Abastract: The mean age of the nursing workforce has increased over the last 25 years and as a result a nursing shortage is developing because these nurses are now retirement age. Precepting in a clinical setting has become a necessary method for orientation of graduate nurses with preceptors not receiving necessary training or compensation. After completion of a successful orientation it is important to give new graduate nurses continued support and encouragement while providing a safe learning environment.


Leddy & Pepper's Professional Nursing, Ninth Edition

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Lucy Hood

Chapter 1: The Professional Nurse

Chapter 2: The History behind the Development of Professional Nursing

Chapter 3: Contexual, Philosophical, and Ethical Elements of Professional Nursing

Chapter 4: Establishing Helping and Healing Relationships

Chapter 5: Patterns of Knowing and Nursing Science

Chapter 6: Nursing Models and Theories

Chapter 7: Professional Nursing Processes

Chapter 8: The Health Process and Self-Care of the Nurse

Chapter 9: Health Care Delivery Systems


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