Tara Goodman, ARNP is a graduate of Creighton University. Tara started her career in pediatrics while attending nursing school. She worked in the pediatric ICU at Nebraska Medicine for 8 years, and then switched to the pediatric clinic at Nebraska Medicine while obtaining her Master's as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Tara has been practicing in Southwest Iowa as a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the past 10 years.
Tara joined Shenandoah Medical Center in 2022 serving pediatric patients at the Tabor & Sidney Clinics. Tara sees patients from birth to 21 years. She loves all aspects of pediatrics, and has a special interest in pediatric/adolescent mental health.
Tara is a native to Southwest Iowa. She was born in Hamburg, IA and raised in Thurman, IA. She lives on a farm in Mills County with her husband, Dusty and four daughters along with four dogs, a cat, rabbit, three chickens, and two miniature cows. Tara's daughters keep her busy with all of their sporting events, dance, 4H and other activities. When time allows, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and going for walks.
I am a nurse practitioner that specializes in family practice. I worked as a CNA, LPN, and RN prior to obtaining my master’s degree. I have a back ground as a nurse working in the long term and skilled care as well as working at Creighton University Medical Center as a resource nurse. As a resource nurse I was assigned to many different units including: Intensive Care, Cardiac Critical Care, Post Intensive Care, Medical /Surgical floor, Orthopedics, Neurology and Trauma patients. I ended my nursing career working in the post anesthesia care unit at Creighton University Medical Center. I graduated in 2017 from Clarkson College with my Master’s in Nursing specializing in the Family Practice Nurse Practitioner role. I have always lived in the rural setting in Iowa and knew I wanted to serve the rural Iowa community as a Nurse Practitioner. I joined the Shenandoah Medical Center family in 2018 as the Walk-In Clinic provider, and am now providing primary care at the Tabor Clinic. I have really enjoyed my time in Shenandoah and enjoy taking care of acutely ill patients and assisting them on their road to recovery the best way I can by providing evidenced based care.