Thank you for visiting UP! You are using an outdated & unsafe browser. Please select a different browser for a safer and better optimized version of our website.

UP-Color-Icon Bitmap UP-Color-Vertical UP-WhiteonBlue-Horizontal UP-WhiteonBlue-Vertical Path 🎨 Color event Combined Shape Shape 🎨 Color 🎨 Color 🎨 Color 🎨 Color 🎨 Color 🎨 Color 🎨 color 🎨 color search icon copy 🎨 Color Upload 🎨 Color NHVTRINJDEMDDCMACTHIAKFLMENYPAVAWVOHINILWINCTNARMOGASCKYALLAMSIAMNOKTXNMKSNESDNDWYMTCOUTAZNVORWAIDCAMI

Leadership, Faculty & Staff

Pamela Goodrich

AHI Program Lead

Pamela Goodrich

AHI Program Lead
School of Health Professions


Pamela Goodrich is an Adjunct Professor and Program Director for the Applied Health Informatics program at the University of Providence’s School of Health Professions Allied Health division. Throughout her healthcare career, Goodrich has held multiple positions in educational, clinical, and instructional aspects of healthcare, including managerial positions in nursing, nurse informatics, nurse education, and other workforce training and development positions.

Goodrich’s educational experience includes her current enrollment in a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership program with a focus in Leading Organizational Change at Liberty University. Her previous educational achievements include a Master of Science in Nursing focusing on Nursing Informatics from Walden University, a Master in Adult Education focusing on Workforce Training & Development, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Sciences University. She also has a second Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studie degree from Oregon State University, focusing on Psychology and Spanish.

In addition to her role as Program Lead for the Applied Health Informatics Certificate, Goodrich teaches courses in the Masters in Healthcare Administration program and Masters of Science in Infection Prevention & Epidemiology program, totaling five courses focusing on introductory, intermediate, and advanced informatics plus a course on statistics, and research methods.



Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Strategic Leadership (Leading Organizational Change), Liberty University (Current)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Walden University
  • Master in Adult Education, Workforce Training & Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health & Sciences University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Psychology and Spanish, Oregon State University


Professional/Clinical Background

  • Healthcare Informatics Program Director, University of Providence
  • English Language Learner Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Education Program Manager Principal
  • Senior Director of Clinical Education
  • Regional Director of Content Design & Delivery
  • Telehealth Clinical Program Manager
  • Quality & Clinical Education, Home Health Manager
  • Assistant Director of Nurses
  • BLS Instructor, American Heart Association
  • Childbirth Education Instructor (English/Spanish)
  • Medical Spanish Instructor
  • Spanish Interpreter
  • Clinical Services Coordinator (Medical Support Staff Manager, Ambulatory)
  • Front Office Supervisor (Ambulatory Clinic)
  • Manager, Clinical Informatics Education & Adoption
  • Nurse Informaticist, Clinical Informatics
  • Healthcare Education Services Nurse Educator


Faculty/Teaching Background

  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Providence
  • Online Affiliate Instructor, Allied Health: Health Informatics Information Technology Program
  • Instructor: First- & Second-year Spanish Language Sequences



  • Registered Nurse, Oregon | California | Washington
  • Certified Nurse Manager & Leader (Former)
  • EPIC: Inpatient Clinical Documentation
  • Elsevier CMP CarePoints
  • K-12 Teaching Certification



  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society



Program Involvement

  • XAHI: Applied Health Informatics
  • MHA: Masters in Healthcare Administration
  • MSI: Masters in Healthcare Prevention & Epidemiology


Course Involvement

  • XAHI 100: Exploring Informatics
  • XAHI 120: Applying Informatics
  • XAHI 140: Leading Informatics
  • MHA 505: Healthcare Informatics
  • MSI 545: Statistics & Research Methods



Three Questions With Pamela Goodrich

  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
    • As a kid, I watched old episodes of Bewitched. Since then, I wished I had the power of the nose twitch to freeze time and take care of what I needed. I wouldn’t mind it to take care of house chores either.
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of academia?
    • My favorite thing to do is travel. I love learning about new places, cultures, and languages. I also enjoy swimming and listening to books. Audiobooks give me opportunities to real when I otherwise would not have time for them. However, I do have to make sure not to laugh out loud or make faces while grocery shopping.
  • If you could create a new nursing specialty, what would it be and why?
    • One of many reasons I entered the nursing profession was the variety of opportunities one has as a nurse. I feel like I have already been able to create a nursing specialty by combining my interests in clinical practice, education, informatics, and leadership. My work involves all of my interests!