As the chief clinical officer, Good will lead the strategy and advocacy and practice excellence departments at AACN. Her role involves strategizing for nurses across the nation and engaging in discussions on health care issues.
“It’s a huge honor and a blessing,” Good said. “It’s just the pinnacle of my career.”
AACN and Good’s role
The AACN serves as the largest professional organization in specialty nursing, with a membership of about 129,000 nurses.
Their primary focus is on critical care, providing educational resources, certifications and advocacy efforts for nurses in this field. The organization engages in producing orientation materials and continuing education resources while actively participating in advocacy work on key health care issues like healthy work environments and clinician burnout.
A journey of service and commitment
Good’s involvement with the AACN dates back to 1989 when she first became a member. Over the years, she actively volunteered and served in several roles within the organization, including a board member and president. Her dedication and extensive experience with the AACN helped her to secure this coveted position.
To Good, this honor represents an incredible opportunity to advocate for nurses nationwide, supporting over half a million critical care nurses across the United States.
Her goal is to improve the work environment for health care professionals, focusing on creating a healthy and conducive space for optimal patient care.
Good’s message to students and colleagues
Due to the demanding travel and workload associated with her new position, Good will step away from her teaching role at MSU. She plans to offer guest lectures when her schedule permits.
Good emphasizes the importance of a healthy work environment in health care and encourages students to engage professionally in their nursing careers.
Her departure from teaching marks the end of a chapter, but she remains passionate about imparting wisdom and guiding the next generation of nurses.
As Good takes on this new role, her legacy of dedication and commitment to nursing education will continue to resonate within the health care community.