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Colleen J. Goode, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN


Colleen Goode

Colleen Goode provides leadership in administration projects and serves as a member of the Informatics, Health Systems and Leadership Division. She provides leadership for curriculum development for the master of science in nursing leadership in healthcare systems, and she is a leader in curriculum development for the bachelor of science programs. Goode has worked with a team to develop an Integrated Pathway to baccalaureate nursing education, a new model for collaboration with a local community college and our partner clinical agencies. This model contains simultaneous admission, dual advising and seamless integration, and allows for completion of the BS in nursing degree in less than 4 years.

Goode was a co-leader of the taskforce that developed the post-baccalaureate nurse residency program and continues to be active in evaluation of this transition into practice model. Her research focuses on the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes and on evaluation of nurse residency programs. She is a former Chief Nursing Officer of a Magnet hospital that received their third re-designation and is well known for her work in development of work environments that support professional nursing practice. She has implemented evidence-based practice in a community hospital and two academic medical center hospitals and has many evidence-based practice publications.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
PhD University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Administration 1993
MS Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska
Management 1984
BSN University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Nursing 1961
  1. Goode, C.J. & Pappas, S (2010) Leadership and evidence-based practice. In J Houser and K S Oman (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Organizations. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  2. Goode, C. J., Sanders, C., DelMonte, J., Chon, D., Dare, A., Merrifield, L.A., Nguyen, J. & Smith, M M. (2010). Laying the foundation for evidence-based practice. In P.S. Cowen & S. Moorhead (Eds.), Current Issues in Nursing (6th ed., pp 385-390). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier
  3. Goode, C.J., Lynn, M. R., Krsek, C. & Bednash, G. D. (2009) Nurse residency programs: an essential requirement for nursing. Nursing Economics, 27 (3), 142-147.
  4. Goode, C. J. (2005). The science related to the work environment in acute care hospitals. Communicating Nursing Research: Western Institute of Nursing. 38 (13), 3-19.
  5. Goode, C. J. & Williams, C. A. (2004). A post-baccalaureate nurse residency program. Journal of Nursing Administration 34 (2), 71-77.
  • 2006—Co- Principal Investigator, “Quality Care in Acute Inpatient Hospitals”. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant: $305,643.
Title Organization Year
Distinguished Alumni Award University of Iowa


Sabin Award,
Exceptional Contribution to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 2005
Research Award American Organization of Nurse Executives 2003
International Research Utilization Award Sigma Theta Tau 1993