College of Nursing Announces the Dr. Colleen Goode Fund for Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Projects
In recognition of a career dedicated to innovative patient care and world-class nursing education, the Dr. Colleen Goode Fund for Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Projects will carry on the legacy of Dr. Collene Goode.
Colleen J. Goode’s, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, distinguished 40+ year career has impacted thousands of patients, students and colleagues. You can see her research and inspirational work today in the thousands of former students caring for patients that she mentored, as well as her work refining the work environment for nurses and improving patient care.
Dr. Goode is widely recognized for enhancing the quality of care at University of Colorado Hospital, transforming it into a world renowned evidence-based institution. As a young nursing executive and director of nursing she designed and led the adoption of an evidence-based practice using the Iowa Model. Over 1,000 hospitals and colleges use this innovative care delivery model infusing best evidence into nursing practice. Dr. Goode was subsequently presented with the prestigious American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Researcher Award in 2003 and is recognized as one of the 2014 Living Legends from the American Academy of Nursing for her contributions to the profession.
Dr. Goode is also known for her dedication to education and was one of the leaders in founding the first post-baccalaureate national nurse residency program that has graduated thousands of students nationally.
The Dr. Colleen Goode Fund for Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Projects will continue this forward-thinking work long beyond her retirement. It will provide research funding for graduate students with a similar passion and curiosity for improving health care.