Faculty & Staff


Shelley Goodman (Stanhope-Goodman)

Degrees: RN, BN, MN

Shelley Goodman is an Associate Professor within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Shelley has been a faculty member, course coordinator, department manager, and mentor within the School of Nursing since 1988. Her teaching focus in the earlier programs was in Adult Health-Illness/Medical Surgical Nursing: with a current focus on Health Promotion with Individuals, as well as Professional Practice in Community Health in the present Mount Royal Bachelor of Nursing (MRBN) degree program. Shelley enjoys connecting with students through recognition of their unique patterns and action potential; enabling her to meaningfully guide their acquisition of knowledge, application to practice, decision making, and problem solving. She capitalizes on the strengths of the student, assisting them to develop their own strategies for learning and workplace success. Shelley engages students in active roles in their learning environment, encourages curiosity and critical thinking, and focuses on process as well as outcome.

Shelley spent seven years as the Manager of the Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) Assessment Centre within the School of Nursing. She managed the Alberta South IEN Assessment Centre in Calgary and the Alberta North Assessment Centre in Edmonton. In her role, she was involved in many government, inter-provincial and nursing regulatory authority initiatives related to registered nursing competency assessments. Shelley has been co-investigator in competency assessment research, with dissemination of knowledge and experience through inter-provincial presentations and publications including:

Stanhope-Goodman, S., Hendrickson, B., & Nordstrom, P. (April 2014) Completing Substantially Equivalent Competency Assessment: Barriers and Facilitators for Internationally Educated Nurses. Journal of Nursing Regulation (5) 1.

Stanhope-Goodman, S., & Nordstrom, P. (2012). Substantially Equivalent Competency Assessment of Internationally Education Nurses: A Means of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. Prior Learning and Assessment Inside Out: An International Journal on the Research, Theory and Practice (1).

Shelley is the recipient of the "Alumni Award of Distinction" conferred by Mount Royal University in 2007. Shelley is passionate about nursing knowledge and practice and works hard to create and facilitate pathways for student nurses to acquire and maintain safe, ethical, competent  care during this time of growing health care needs.