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Grace Buttriss , DNP, RN, FNP-BC,CNL

  • Assistant Professor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • CNL Coordinator
  • Blair College of Health

Dr. Grace Buttriss provides classroom and clinical nursing instruction in the Clinical Nurse Leader Masters of Science in Nursing Track.Nursing Programs. She is also the Clinical Nurse Leader Coordinator for the Clinical Nurse Leader Graduate Nursing Program. Dr. Buttriss is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, the Treasurer for the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association for Neonatal and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and serves on the National Continuing Education Committee for NAPNAP. She is also an Item Writer for the CNL certification exam and has been elected as the President-Elect of the International Clinical Nurse Leader Association. She is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner for Novant Health in Newborn Services. She has also developed and published a chapter on Advanced Physical Assessment in the CNL Certification Review Textbook Editions 1 and 2, and is a Reviewer for the International Journal of Clinical Nursing and The Journal of the Dermatologic Nurses Association. She is also a Manuscript Reviwer for McMaster Manuscript Rating at McMaster University in Toronto. She is on the Editorial Board of the The Journal of Nursing Care Quality in collaboration with the International CNLA.
Her research focus has been on the Use of Induction Agents in Labor and Delivery and Role Transitions for the Clinical Nurse Leader.
She is on the BSNQC/MSNQC Committees for the Presbyterian School of Nursing and the IRB Committee for Queens University.


  • BSN  - Nursing; University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • MSN ; University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Family Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified; Graceland University
  • DNP  - Nursing; Metropolitan State University


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