Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kristen Goree

Meet Dr. Kristen Goree

Degrees and Experience
  • DNP (University of Colorado-Denver)
  • MSN (University of Colorado-Denver)
  • BSN (University of Colorado-Denver)
  • B.A., Kinesiology (University of Colorado-Boulder)
  • Board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
  • Board Certification: Nurse Executive-Advanced (NEA-BC)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Kristen Goree has been a professor of nursing with Colorado Christian University since 2011 and has worked in nursing academics for over 17 years. She has taught across all nursing programs (RN-BSN, BSN, MSN, and DNP), and served three years as the director of the prelicensure BSN program. Currently, Goree teaches in the graduate program, where she spends the bulk of her time in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in Visionary Leadership. She has also shared her expertise on the DNP Task Force, heavily involved in the development of the DNP program.

Goree is passionate about community transformation and empowering nurse leaders to impact the health of their communities through the power of Jesus Christ. Currently, she is the board of directors' treasurer for an organization that seeks to improve the health of those experiencing homelessness, and she is actively involved in community outreach to serve those living in poverty.

Goree is nationally certified though the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) and Nurse Executive-Advanced (NEA-BC). She is also recognized on the Advanced Practice Registry as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CSN) in case/care management. In addition to her extensive teaching and clinical experience, she has served as a leader in the area of nursing administration and program assessment and evaluation. Goree was a 2015-2016 Fellow of the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) through the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) and is currently a site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).