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.