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Victoria M. Goode, PhD, CRNA

Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing
(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
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.

Friday, September 16, 2016

From the Center for Nursing Research...

Great News! Richesson and Jang Receive Awards

Friday, March 11, 2016

Victoria Goode presented on "A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient" at the 11th Annual Duke Medicine Patient Safety and Quality Conference in Downtown Durham.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Victoria Goode presented an abstract  entitled "A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient" at the 2015 AHRQ Research Conference in Crystal City, Virginia.