Goodman earns national award
Recently, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) named Lt. Col. Goodman as its 2004 Clinical Instructor of the Year. The AANA established the award in 1991 to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the clinical teaching of nurse anesthesia students. Lt. Col. Goodman is the first U.S. Air Force CRNA to receive the award.
"The challenge of mentoring and educating military nurse anesthesia students has been a great honor," Lt. Col. Goodman said. "Being able to contribute to the education of graduates who can safely and independently provide general and regional anesthesia in peaceful, humanitarian and war zone environments drives home the importance of what I do every day."
According to the AANA, Lt. Col. Goodman is one of the single-most-influential nurse anesthesia clinical instructors in the U.S. Air Force. She has mentored more than 150 current and former students. Lt. Col. Goodman also developed four new clinical training agreements with area health care facilities. These have doubled the volume of trauma, pediatric and obstetric specialty experiences her students receive. All of her students have passed the certification exam on their first attempt and now practice anesthesia across the globe.
Lt. Col. Goodman earned her M.S.N. in medical surgical nursing in 1989 and her M.S.N. in nurse anesthesia in 1991 from the Joint Air Force Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia at the Health Science Center. She earned a B.S.N. from the University of Delaware and her R.N. from the Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing in Easton, Md.
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