PhD Prepared Faculty

Valerie Bader


  • Associate Teaching Professor
Bader Valerie

Dr. Valerie Bader has been a nurse-midwife and an educator for many years. Both areas of expertise share this common thread: convincing someone they can do more than they think they can. Dr. Bader has practiced nurse-midwifery in many different settings and is devoted to students at MU Sinclair School of Nursing.

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching; Nursing Alumni Organization; April 2021
  • Outstanding Classroom Teaching Award, Nursing Student Council, May 2017, May 2012, and May 2011.
  • Nominated for the Betty Crim Faculty Enhancement Award, April 21, 2017
  • Bader, V. (2020). Assessment of reproductive function. In J. Hoffman and N. Sullivan (Eds.) Medical Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice (2nd ed.) (pp 1489-1506). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
  • Bader, V. (2019, Sept. 12). Editorial: The right time for the right time. Columbia Daily Tribune.
  • Bader, V. & Phillips, L. (May 2017). Teaching policy advocacy. Missouri Nurse.
  • Flesner, M. & Bader, V. (2017, Spring) Paving the road for Advanced Practice Nurses. Mizzou Nursing Magazine.
  • Bader, V. G.(2015). Influences on Contraceptive Use Among College Women. University of Missouri-Kansas City.
  • Bader, V., Kelly, P. J., Cheng, A. L., & Witt, J. (2014). The role of previous contraception education and moral judgment in contraceptive use. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health59(4), 447-451.
  • MU Extension and the Community Health Worker Association of Missouri, 2nd Annual Virtual Conference. Infection Control and Prevention in Communities: Background and Education. March 11, 2022
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Conference, Stoney Creek Hotel, Columbia, MO October 2021: Screening for Cervical Cancer—What’s new?
  • 42nd Family and Community Health Update at the University of Missouri: Preventing Cervical Cancer- New Guidelines from ASCCP. Zoom Presentation on April 15, 2021.
  • Zoom Presentation for the Department of Psychology, University of Missouri on 11/15/20. Disparities in Health Care Outcomes.
  • Zoom Presentation: Building the Foundation: Informal writing towards argument writing. Co-presented with Amy Lannin, PhD, director of the Campus Writing Board, on October 29, 2020 for the Campus Writing Program Workshop, and January 13, 2021 for the Celebration of Teaching at University of Missouri.
  • Oral presentation: Drugs in pregnancy and lactation. 2020 Advances in Women’s Health Conference, University of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing, Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, Missouri, March 11, 2020.

In the news


AACN/CDC grant will help nurses boost confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

The grant will provide resources to better prepare the next generation of nurses with the knowledge and confidence they need to have conversations that ultimately promote public health.

Women’s Contraceptive Use Correlates to Sex Education and Moral Attitudes

The findings provide a better understanding of the factors involved in women’s decisions about contraceptives and can assist health professionals and educators in developing interventions to improve acceptance and correct use of contraceptives.