Dissertation Defense

PhD students’ dissertation defenses can be viewed live via Collaborate Ultra.  Instructions on how to watch are listed below.

Steps to watch:

  1. Click the upcoming defense you’re interested in:   
  • Maureen Varty, PhD(c), BSN, RN  “Decision-Making Involvement, Self-Efficacy, and the Relationship to Transition Readiness in Youth with Sickle Cell Disease”

June 8th, 10:00am CST on Zoom

  • Neethu Arikupurathu, PhD(c), MS, RN-BC, NPP   “Mental Health Education in New York State Schools:The Teachers’ Perspective “

June 9th, 2:00pm CST on Zoom

  • Ben Coe, PhD(c), BSN, MA, RN  “The Relationship Between Medication Adherence, Health Literacy And Social Support Network In The Hypertensive Emergency Department Patient”

June 24th, 3:00 pm CST on Zoom

  • Christiana Oyewusi, PhD(c) ”  “

Summer Semester, 1.30 pm CST on Zoom

  • Jody Blankenship, PhD(c), BSN, RN  “The Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of an Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in Older Nursing Home Residents”

September 4, 1:00pm CST on Zoom


Zoom Meeting works in all browsers, but Google Chrome is recommended.

For Zoom Meeting questions, see the Zoom Quick Start Guide or contact:

Mike Haynes at 573.884.7242
Laura Foley at 573.882.0238