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Adrienne Goodknight

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Adrienne Goodknight is a Certified Nurse Midwife who joined the ranks of the School of Nursing faculty in the Fall of 2017. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Adrienne has over twenty-three years of nursing experience in various aspects of nursing, and levels of leadership; however, her passion has always been caring for women and children. She feels strongly that the impact of preconception, prenatal and infancy on the lifelong health of our children is what will bring about building healthy communities. Adrienne has been a board-certified nurse midwife (CNM) for the past thirteen years, and is projected to graduate with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNPc) degree from Old Dominion University located in Hampton, Virginia in May of 2019. Her research interest includes anything related to Maternal Child Health, Centering Pregnancy’s impact on birth outcomes, implications of social induction of labor, and moral and ethical distress among Mid-Level Providers working for the federal government. Additionally, Adrienne also has over twenty-two years of military service, and continues to serve, in the United States Air Force Reserves as the Chief Nurse of the 459th ARW/ASTS located on Joint Base Andrews.

Adrienne is happily married to her husband “Hoss”, an Engineer for WRC-TV NBC4, and she is the mother of five sons and one daughter ages 13-30. In addition, she has three grandsons ages 1, 3 and 7 who are the apples of her eye. Her hobbies include horseback riding and reading.


MSN, Magna cum Laude, Midwifery, Shenandoah University (2005)

BSN, Nursing, Magna cum Laude, George Mason University (1994)


Research Interests

  • Maternal Child Health
  • Centering Pregnancy Program on Birth Outcomes
  • Implications of Social Induction of Labor on Birth Outcomes
  • Moral and Ethical Distress Among Mid-Level Providers

Honors & Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal, 2017, US Air Force

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" device, 2016, US Armed Forces

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Gold Border 2nd Oak leaf cluster, 2016, US Air Force

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 2nd Service Star, 2016, US Armed Forces

Afghanistan Campaign Medal, 2016, US Armed Forces

Healthcare Provider of Excellence Award, 2014, The International Nurses Association

FP Residency Specialty Teaching Award, 2013, National Capital Consortium

Air Force Commendation Medal, 2013, US Air Force

FP Residency Specialty Teaching Award, 2011, National Capital Consortium

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 1st Service Star, 2008, US Armed Forces

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Gold Border 1st Oak leaf cluster, 2008, US Air Force

Air Force Commendation Medal, 2006, US Air Force

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/GB, 2006, US Air Force

Iraq Campaign Medal, 2006, US Armed Forces

Graduate Clinical Excellence Award, 2005,

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1994, Phi Kappa Phi

The Honor Society of Sigma Theta Tau, 1993, Sigma Theta Tau

John C. Wood Scholarship, 1993, George Mason University

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