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Valerie Gooder

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program 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.