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American Academy of Nursing names a Colorado Edge Runner.

Colleen Goode, PhD, RN NEA-CA, FAAN was named an Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing. The designation is granted to nurses who have pioneered innovative, nurse-led models of care that remedy a problem in health care delivery or fulfilla previously unmet need for a population. Dr. Goode was recognized for her leadership in establishing a Nurse Residency Program[TM] that helps baccalaureate nursing graduates transition to their first professional position. The program has demonstrated benefits of increasing new graduate retention rates, saving hospitals money and improving nurses' morale and commitment to the profession.

Dr. Goode led a task force that included Carolyn Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN and Cathleen Krsek, MSN, MBA, RN. They worked in partnership with faculty of schools affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and chief nursing officers and educators from hospitals who belong to the University Health System Consortium.

Dr. Goode is a member of the faculty of the University of Colorado College of Nursing, a position she has held since retiring as Chief Nursing Officer at University Hospital in Aurora.
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Publication:Colorado Nurse
Date:Nov 13, 2010
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