Valerie Bader, PhD, MN, CNM


Assistant Teaching Professor

Phone: 573.884.7261
Fax: 573.884.4544

S424 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Maternal child health, Women’s health

Interest Area(s)

Health promotion for women


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

Area of Doctoral Study

Unintended pregnancy

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 of Clinical Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (2006-present)

Teaching Responsibilities

N3750 — Nursing of Women and Infants (Undergraduate students)
N3760 — Nursing of Childbearing women (Accelerated students)

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