Grace Buttriss – DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNL

Dr. Grace Buttriss - DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNLDr. Grace Buttriss brings extensive experience in nursing education and practice to her role as an Assistant Professor in classroom and clinical settings for Queens University of Charlotte. She is also the Clinical Nurse Leader Coordinator for the Graduate Nursing Program. Dr. Buttriss has experience in Critical, Emergency, Pediatric and Newborn Care, and Flight Nursing on both helicopter and fixed wing transport.

She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing and serves as the Treasurer for the Charlotte Chapter and the National Continuing Education Committee for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She developed the Advanced Physical Assessment Chapter in the CNL Certification Review Text and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Dermatology Nurses Association Journal, and McMaster University Manuscript Evidence Rating in Ontario.

Dr. Buttriss’ research focus has been on the Use of Induction Agents During the Labor Process, and she is certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader. Additionally, she has served as a mentor to nurses’, students, and faculty and has been chosen as the Faculty Member of the Year.

Current Positions:

Nursing Professor-Queens University of Charlotte
Nurse Scientist and Family Nurse Practitioner-Presbyterian Hospital


Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Masters of Science in Nursing- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Family Nurse Practitioner (Board Certified)- Graceland University
Doctor of Nursing Practice- Metropolitan State University

Articles By Grace

Choosing a Nursing Preceptor and Clinical Site
Life Balance Strategies for DNP Students
Continued Evolution of the DNP Degree