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Victoria M. Goode, PhD, CRNA

Assistant Professor
(919) 613-9767
3029 Pearson Building

Victoria Goode graduated from Norfolk General Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She went on to receive a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994. She successfully defended her dissertation in Feb 2015 and completed a PhD from the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing in May 2015.

Dr. Goode maintained a full-time clinical practice in Metropolitan Washington, DC and Northern Virginia until Fall 2006, when she joined the faculty at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies Nurse Anesthesia Program. She has been a course coordinator for Health Policy, Advanced Anesthesia Principles, Anesthesia Concepts, Basics of Anesthesia, as well as Coordinator of Anesthesia Simulation and cadaver experiences. She also lectured in in pharmacology and physiology. In addition to her teaching and research, Victoria maintains an active clinical practice in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, and office-base practice throughout Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.

Her research program focuses on obesity and its influence on patient safety in the surgical population. Her population of interest focuses on the obese surgical patient. She recently completed a study utilizing clinical and administrative data examining adverse outcomes in this vulnerable population. She received the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Doctoral Research Fellow Award of $10,000 in 2013 from the AANA Foundation to support her doctoral work and she received an AANA Foundation General research grant from the AANA Foundation to support her dissertation study.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


  • PhD - University of Virginia
  • MSNA - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BSN - Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

Dr. Goode's research focuses on obesity and its influence on patient safety in the surgical population.

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 || Phyllis Verhonick Dissertation Research Award, University of Virginia
  • 2013 || Research Doctoral Fellow Award, AANA
  • 2012 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society
  • 2011 || Inducted, Golden Key International Honor Society

Areas of Expertise

  • Anesthesia

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25842634 Goode, V. Alice Magaw: a model for evidence-based practice. AANA J. February, 2015 83(1); 50-5
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23969745 Goode, V. M. and Horvath, C. and Jasinski, D. Implementation of a teaching assistant program in graduate nursing education. Nurse Educ. December, 2013 38(5); 188-90
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

DNP '17 alumna Kaitlin Bazemore, Brett Morgan and Victoria Goode recently published an article entitled "Utilization of the STOP-Bang Questionnaire as a Standard Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Veteran Administration Surgical Patients" in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Co-authors include Michelle Barker.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Victoria Goode and Michael Cary recently participated in a webinar based on their publication “Hospital Readmission in Total Hip Replacement Patients in 2009 and 2014.”  They were asked to participate in a National Readmissions Quarterly Webinar for Vizient Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) Readmissions Acceleration Network webinars for 2018. The webinar was broadcast to representatives from over 300 hospitals across the nation.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Victoria Goode, Hyeoneui Kim, AnnMarie Walton and Qing Yang recently completed the Duke University School of Medicine LEADERS program. The three day workshop is designed for junior faculty who are leading a research group.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kudos to Victoria Goode and her team for the execution of a Collaborative Research Agreement between the Duke University School of Nursing and National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists entitled “Ensuring Patient Safety through CRNA Knowledge and Continued Professional Certification.” This agreement is for a three-year period with a start date of Feb. 2018.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Michael Cary, Victoria Goode, Nancy Crego, Deirdre Thornlow, Beth Merwin and ABSN alumni Kayla Baba and Scarlet Fellingham recently published an article entitled "Hospital Readmissions among Total Hip Replacement Patients in 2009 and 2014" in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Co-authors include experts from Durham Veterans Affairs Medical enter and Duke University School of Medicine. 


Friday, March 31, 2017

Michael Cary presented a poster titled "Social Determinants of 30-day Hospital Readmissions among Major Joint Replacement Patients" at the annual Pepper Center meeting in Arlington, Virginia.  Poster authors include Victoria Goode, Deirdre Thornlow, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, ABSN student Shannon Murphy and Beth Merwin.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Victoria Goode and Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin publish article entitled "A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient" in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Journal. Co-authors include Drs. Elayne Phillips, Pamela DeGuzman, Ivora Hinton, Virginia Rovnyak and Kenneth Scully, MS.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Kudos to Victoria Goode for the submission of her American Association of Nurse Anesthetists proposal entitled "Surgical Outcomes for Colorectal Surgery Patients: Influences on AHRQ PSIs and 30-day Readmission." This proposal requests funding for a one-year period with a proposed start date of February 1, 2017.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Victoria Goode and Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin co-author an article entitled "Are International Classification of Diseases Codes in Electronic Health Records Useful in Identifying Obesity as a Risk Factor When Evaluating Surgical Outcomes?" in the October/December issue of the Health Care Manager. Other co-authors include experts from the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Victoria Goode, Nancy Crego, Michael Cary, Deirdre Thornlow and Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin published an article entitled "Improving Quality and Safety Through Use of Secondary Data: Methods Case Study" in the Western Journal of Nursing Research.