Morgan Shahan, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Teaching Professor

Phone: 573.882.0273.

Math 7 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Community Health, Public Health, Primary Care

Interest Area(s)

Global Public Health, Pediatrics, Women’s Health


  • BS Health Science, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
  • BSN, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis,  MO
  • MSN, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • DNP, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO

Area of Doctoral Study

Nursing, Global Public Health, Primary Care of Families, Community Based Participatory Research

Bio & Professional Experience

I joined the Sinclair School of Nursing in August 2019 after completing my DNP here. My research focused on a youth health coaching program in the bateyes of the Dominican Republic. I graduated with a Health Science degree from Truman State University and became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). I then completed and accelerated BSN and started my career in nursing. As a Registered Nurse I worked at Women’s and Children’s Hospital caring for pediatric patients for many years. After graduating with my MSN, I became a Family Nurse Practitioner. I worked at the MU Student Health Center for 4.5 years before transitioning to academia.

I am married to Brandon Butcher who works for the MU Novak Leadership Institute in the school of Journalism. Together we have one child, Reed. My family and I love spending time together traveling, running, hiking, and gardening.

Teaching Responsibilities

N4270: Nursing of Children

N4970: Nursing in Communities


Honors & Awards

American Public Health Association (APHA) Maternal and Child Health Fellow, 2018-2019

MU Student Health Center Employee of the Semester, Spring 2018

Jonas Scholars Fellow, 2017-2018

Deaton Scholars Program Mentor, Fall 2017

MU Staff Development Award Recipient, Fall 2016 & Spring 2018



American Public Health Association

Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners

Missouri Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice

Sigma Theta Tau