Professor Goodwin has enjoyed over a 40-year career in nursing. She was educated in her home state of Michigan where she received her BSN at Wayne State University, and her MSN from Eastern Michigan University. Jocelyn helped several coworkers pursue the power of knowledge by achieving a nursing degree. Jocelyn was often told she should teach.
The beauty of Arizona and the adventures of living in the West have been a good fit for Jocelyn. She moved to Arizona in 2011. She came to PVCC in 2012. She will tell you that being a PUMA has been her best career choice. She feels challenged to grow daily while experiencing the joy of fulfilling her purpose.
Professor Goodwin states it is the support from her coworkers that affords her the privilege to teach psych nursing at PVCC. She feels her small contributions to the education of future nurses has a ripple effect. These ripples are decreasing the stigma of mental illness and encouraging students to see the humanity in all people regardless of race, creed, national origin, or sexual orientation. She believes everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive quality mental healthcare. She also believes that Maricopa Nursing is helping our nation to address the nursing shortage by striving to prepare well trained nurses that honor the profession and practice in excellence. To Quote Professor Goodwin “This is not just another job, this is a privilege”.