Valerie Bader, PhD, APRN


Associate Teaching Professor

Phone: 573.884.7261
Fax: 573.884.4544

Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Public health, Maternal child health, Women’s health

Interest Area(s)

Modernizing APRN regulations in Missouri, Reproductive health promotion, Public health

  • BSN, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1984
  • MN, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 1995
  • PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2015
Area of Doctoral Study

Factors that influence contraceptive use among college age women

Bio and Professional experience
  • Staff nurse in labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care units (1985-1990)
  • Staff development educator for maternal child health units, St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash. (1990-1994)
  • Staff nurse midwife and clinical instructor for midwifery, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (1995-1998)
  • Staff nurse midwife, Columbia, Mo. (1998-2005)
  • Instructor/Professor of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (2006-present)
  • Columbia/Boone County Health Deparmtent, Staff ARRN
Teaching Responsibilities

N3900, Introduction to Nursing Science

N4970 Community Health Nursing

N8430:  Reproductive health in primary care

N8300 Public health and sociocultural issues

N8310 Health disparities in rural and underserved populations

Honors and Awards
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Clinical Instructor of the Year (2008)
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Outstanding Classroom Instructor (2012)
  • American Nurse’s Association
  • Missouri Nurse’s Association
  • Treasurer Sigma Theta Tau