Goodell (nee Gordon), Ann-Shirley (1937-

Ann-Shirley grew up in Trail BC, graduating from VGH SON  in 1959 and UBC  SON in 1960.  She received her MSN from UBC in 1977 and studied for her doctorate at UBC.  She worked as an instructor, nurse practitioner and administrator in a variety of institutions, including as an instructor and assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio Wesleyan University and Vice-President of Nursing at the Children’s Medical Centre in Dayton, Ohio.  At Ohio Wesleyan she was one of six faculty who organized and introduced a new school of nursing.  She received a joint appointment as Director of Nursing at  BC Children’s Hospital and adjunct professor at UBC’s SON.

Her specialization in pediatric oncology focused on the psycho-social adjustment of children to the hospital, and on the client family and child during the hospital experience and afterwards.  As an educator, her concern was for strong theory-based practice and standards implementation.  Her professional involvements included presidency of ACEN (Academy of Chief Executive Nurses of Canadian Teaching Hospitals) and President of the Vancouver Metropolitan chapter of RNABC.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile
  2. Transcript of oral history interview, April 28, 1993.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Background information on RNABC Candidates, 1986.
  5. Photograph