Nelda S Godfrey, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Associate Dean, Innovative Partnership & Practice
Clinical Professor
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Missouri
MS, Nursing, University of Kansas
BSN, University of Missouri in Columbia


Overview

  • Associate Dean and Faculty since 2008
  • Theory development and research on professional identity formation
  • Developing entrepreneurial and revenue generating opportunities on behalf of the School of Nursing, primarily in the area of advanced nursing practice

Academic Program Affiliations

  • BSN
  • RN-BSN
  • Partnership Program
  • Master of Science
  • Graduate Appointment

Select Publications

  • Godfrey, N.  (in press). Professional identity, image and insights in career planning. In Current Trends in Oncology Nursing, 2nd edition.  Oncology Nursing Society. 
  • Godfrey, N. & Crigger, N. (2017). Professional Identity.  In Giddens, J. Concepts of Nursing Practice, 2nd edition. St. Louis:  Elsevier Publishing. 379-386.
  • Kumm, S. & Godfrey, N. (2017). Managing organizational change effectively.  In Oermann, M., ed., A Systematic Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Programs.  Washington, DC:  NLN Publications. 138-147.
  • Godfrey, N. & Blubaugh, M. (2017, October) [in press].  From Innovative Idea to State supported Policy:  Academic Progression in Pre-licensure RN Education Using the Partnership Model.  Journal of Nursing Regulation. 
  • Godfrey, N. & Martin, D. (2016). Breakthrough Thinking in Nursing Education:  The Baccalaureate Big Five.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 46, (7/8), 393-399. 

Select Presentations

  • 4/17 Godfrey, N., Crigger, N. & Kumm, S. (2017).  How one forms a professional identity:  Perspectives over time from pre-licensure student nurses. Poster presentation. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Minneapolis, MN (peer reviewed)
  • 4/17 Godfrey, N. The Partnership Model: An Innovative Approach to Collaborative Revenue Generation. Podium presentation. Savannah, GA (invited)
  • 4/17 Godfrey, N. & Sportsman, S. Conceptual Learning:  Current State of the Science in Nursing and Higher Education.  Podium presentation. Savannah, GA (invited)
  • 4/17 Meyer, D. & Godfrey, N. What every community college president or administrator needs to know about their nursing program.  Podium presentation. American Association of Community Colleges Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (invited)
  • 3/17 Godfrey, N. Are We Doing Things Right...or Doing the Right Things? Podium presentation, Keynote, Elsevier Nursing Education Conference, Las Vegas (invited)

Grants

  • Godfrey, N. (2012). State Implementation Grant for the Missouri Action Coalition, Robert Wood Johnson/AARP Center to Champion Nursing in America, $150,000.  Chief grant writer and co-administrator.
  • Godfrey, N.S., Kumm, S. & Crigger, N. (2012). Innovation and Assessment of Professionalism in Nursing Education.  Office of Grants and Research, University of Kansas School of Nursing.  $5000
  • Godfrey, N.S. (2009-16). Clinical Faculty and Clinical Sites through the Kansas Department of Corrections, 2009-2016. $40,000 per year x 9 years. Total:  $360,000

Research

  • Primary Co-Investigator Professional Identity in Nursing Students.  Collaborative research with Cowin, L., Johnson, M. and Wilson, I. Western Sydney University, Australia 2016-present
  • Primary Investigator Innovation and Assessment of Professionalism in Nursing Education.  With Kumm, S. & Crigger, N.  Office of Grants and Research, University of Kansas School of Nursing.  Funded:  $5000 2012-2016

Awards and Honors

  • Amy O'Brien Ladner Innovation Award, Women in Medicine and Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2017.
  • Chair, Standards Committee of the National League for Nursing Commission on Nursing Education Accreditation, 2016-2017.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing 2012
  • Leadership Award, Missouri Nurses Association 2011
  • Invited faculty, Harvard Macy Institute, Innovations in Health Care and Education Conference, Harvard Macy Institute, Boston, 2011, 2015
Last modified: Aug 25, 2017

Contact

Nelda S Godfrey, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean, Innovative Partnership & Practice
Clinical Professor

P: 913-588-1654
ngodfrey@kumc.edu

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