Goodwin, who was selected after a national search, will oversee the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate nursing programs on ISU campuses in Pocatello, Meridian and Idaho Falls.
Over the past 10 years, Goodwin has worked in university and health care settings around the country, most recently for HonorHealth, a five-hospital network in Scottsdale, Ariz. where she created a new Center for Nursing Excellence and oversaw nursing education, practice and research. She also was an adjunct professor at Arizona State University.
From 2012 to 2014, Goodwin was chair and associate professor of the Department of Nursing at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif. From 2011 to 2012, she served as founding director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Innovation for St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho. She holds a PhD in nursing education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and worked at ISU from 2004 to 2011. She spent a year as a teaching assistant while she completed her MA in nursing education before being promoted to coordinator of ISU’s accelerated bachelor’s program in nursing.