Assistant Clinical Professor

Monica Godden is an assistant clinical professor and Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is dedicated to instructing nursing students in nursing basics and advanced clinical coursework for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (M.S.N. Degree) at the School of Nursing.

Godden previously served as a clinical educator at the School of Nursing, creating dynamic and learner-centered, active-learning environment. Her team-building, patient-centric and compassionate nature has allowed her to share valuable experiences with students while challenging and motivating them to deliver respectful care to vulnerable and underserved patient populations.

Godden’s expertise focuses on prevalent chronic conditions affecting underserved communities, coupled with a commitment to serve students and vulnerable patients. Her teaching approach fosters active learning skills through innovative strategies. Godden believes in creating a safe, caring and learner-centered environment where students feel respected, included and actively engaged. She promotes respectful, compassionate communication and collaboration, while stimulating intellectual growth.

Godden graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Phoenix with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She earned a graduate academic certificate as a Health Professions Educator from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and plans to pursue her Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification. She received the 2023 award for Excellence in Innovative Solutions from the School of Nursing and the Nursing Practice Excellent Award from UC Davis Health in 2019.

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