Vicki Good

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Vicki Good, DNP, RN, CENP, CPPS, is the chief clinical officer (CCO) of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world's largest specialty nursing association with about 130,000 members.

As CCO, Good serves as a member of the AACN executive team, leading initiatives to drive the transformation of acute, progressive and critical care work environments to align with AACN's Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments. She collaborates widely within the AACN community and beyond to identify, translate and facilitate opportunities and integrated action to address current and emerging practice needs and advocacy priorities on issues that matter most to nurses and their patients.

Before her CCO role, Good served in executive positions for Mercy Health System in Springfield, Missouri, including systemwide responsibility for nursing professional development and quality, and served in emergency care during the pandemic. She has held leadership and clinical roles with CoxHealth, Baylor Health Care System and Harborview Medical Center. She began her critical care nursing career at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

A longtime AACN member, Good served as president of the national board of directors from July 2013 through June 2014. During her one-year term, Good advocated for nurses to lead the redefinition of safe patient care and optimal outcomes. In 2022, she served on the National Nurse Staffing Think Tank and Task Force, co-led by AACN, to develop recommendations for long-term solutions to the current staffing crisis and the systemic issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

She served on the external advisory board of Transforming Healthcare through Innovative Nurse-Led Care Delivery Solutions, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation. She is also a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders.

She is a scholar of Just Culture and a frequent author and national speaker on topics such as workforce solutions, healthy work environments, burnout, and patient safety and quality.

Good earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and doctor of nursing practice from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Seattle Pacific University. She completed the Parkland Memorial Hospital critical care trauma nurse internship.