Valerie Gooder, PhD, RN


Valerie Gooder, PhD, RN 
Associate Professor

Dr. Gooder has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. She started her career as a staff nurse in adult medical/surgical units and then quickly transitioned to adult critical care. She has worked in Intensive Care Units in Wyoming, Washington state, and Utah. In 1992 she enrolled in graduate school and earned a Masters in Nursing Informatics from the University of Utah. Dr. Gooder completed her Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Utah in 2001. Prior to coming to Weber State, Dr. Gooder was the Clinical Information Systems Manager for Intermountain Healthcare at McKay-Dee Hospital and was heavily involved with the transition to the new facility. Dr. Gooder is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Weber State University and teach in both the MSN and BSN programs. Her areas of expertise include informatics, critical care, disaster nursing, patient safety, quality improvement, and statistics.

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