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Rhonda Goodman, PhD, MSN, FNP

Dr. Rhonda Goodman established the first clinical study abroad program at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing in 2013. Since then, Dr. Goodman has taken nurse practitioner students to eight study abroad trips to Guatemala. Two other study abroad trips included graduate nursing education students and undergraduate BSN students. The nurse practitioner students have provided primary care under the supervision of faculty and Guatemalan physicians to nearly 6,000 patients in clinics, and they have screened more than 1,000 women for cervical cancer. These patients live in extreme poverty in rural, mountainous communities and are indigenous Maya. Dr. Goodman’s areas of research include female voice and access to health care for underserved women. Her areas of teaching include health assessment for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as primary care for nurse practitioner students. She is deeply committed to community service to both the local and global community.