Rhonda Goodman, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., N.C.S.N., A.H.N.-B.C., an assistant professor in Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, received the 2013 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award at the 44th annual Honors Convocation. FAU recognized Dr. Goodman for her record of involving her students in global outreach efforts. This award was first given in 1969, and Dr. Goodman is the fifth College of Nursing faculty member to receive it.
Recently, Dr. Goodman and her College of Nursing colleague, Lynne Palma, D.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., traveled with 18 nurse practitioner students to spend their spring break in Guatemala as part of their clinical practice requirements. The faculty accompanied the students to five rural Mayan villages, where much-needed health care and screenings were provided to 1,300 underserved people. Dr. Goodman is also the founder and president of the Center for Community Wellness at Katete/St. Mary’s, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) charity that she established to promote and support community-based education and access to health care for children residing in southwestern Uganda.