Valerie Gooder

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

I completed my Baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Wyoming and then worked as an adult critical care nurse for 15 years before entering graduate school. I completed my MSN in Nursing Informatics at the University of Utah and earned a PhD at the University of Utah. The primary focus of my studies was nursing informatics, decision support, and patient safety. I worked for several years as the Clinical Information Systems Manager at a 300–bed tertiary care facility. My research interests include patient safety, critical care, quality, disaster nursing, and clinical decision-making.

Courses Taught

NSG 6051 - Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Information Technology


PhD, University of Utah

MSN, University of Utah

BSN, University of Wyoming


Gooder, V. J., Cantwell, S. (2017). Student Experiences With a Newly Developed Concept-Based Curriculum. Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Gooder, V. J. (2011). Nurses' perceptions of a bar-coded medication administration system: A case-control study.. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

Young, M. P., Gooder, V. J., McBride, K., James, B., Fisher, E. S. (2003). Inpatient transfers to the intensive care unit: Delays are associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Journal of General Internal Medicine

Young, M., Gooder, V. J., Oltermann, M., Bohman, C. B., French, T., James, B. (1998). The impact of a multidisciplinary approach on caring for ventilator-dependent patients. International Journal for Quality in Health Care

Gooder, V. J., Farr, B. R., Young, M. P. (1997). Accuracy and efficiency of an automated system to calculate APACHE II scores in an intensive care unit.


Gooder, V. J. (2019). Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Utah Society of Radiology Technologists

Gooder, V. J., Chase, T., Draper, L. (2010). Got Disaster? Implementing Disaster Safety and Disaster Response Throughout Undergraduate Curriculum.