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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Appoints Inaugural Associate Dean of Clinical Practice


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has appointed Michal (Miki) Goodwin, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, to serve as inaugural Associate Dean of Clinical Practice. Goodwin will oversee student clinical placements, facilitate faculty practice development, and underscore the school’s dedication to health care leadership and collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Health System and other JHSON partner hospitals and community centers.

“This new role helps further integrate professional practice with nursing education and is vital to coordinating excellent hands-on learning and growth opportunities for students and faculty,” says JHSON dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Goodwin, who brings strategic insight and experience in developing a strong and qualified pipeline of nurses who are ready to transition into the workforce as leaders.”

Through her work in academia and practice, Goodwin has experience in establishing and matching clinical placement opportunities that bolster and reinforce the concepts, theory, and research culture learned in academia. She has served as both a chief nursing officer and a university dean overseeing nursing and allied health sciences programs. Her work has focused on developing methods for seamless transition from academia to employment and empowering nurses to engage in innovations to advance quality of practice across the continuum of care.

Originally trained at University College Hospital, London, Goodwin obtained a bachelor’s degree from Holy Names University, California, and earned her master’s degree in nursing education from Idaho State University. She also received her PhD from the University of Nevada, where her research looked at student-centered learning communities.

Other highlights of her career include establishing two Centers for Nursing Excellence at large regional health care systems, serving as an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and a Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow, and maintaining active memberships in professional nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International and the Royal College of Nursing in the UK.

“Connecting the dots between academia and practice is so important to moving the profession forward and ensuring quality and safe care for patients,” says Goodwin. “I’m delighted to be joining the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and to be advancing this important initiative in teaching and practice.”


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks No. 1 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and No. 2 for DNP programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 3 nursing school in the world and is No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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