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.