Miriam D. Butler, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC


Director, DNP Program
Assistant Teaching Professor

E-mail: butlermd@missouri.edu
Phone: 314.605.5868

S346 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo., 65211

Nursing Specialty

Family Nurse Practitioner

Interest Area(s)

Chronic disease prevention and management


  • Nursing diploma, Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, St. Louis, Mo.
  • BSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
  • MSN University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
  • DNP University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.

Area of Doctoral Study

DNP Project: Drug Prevention Education in Third Graders using the NIDA Brain Power! Curriculum

Bio and Professional Experience

Miriam has been an RN since 1987. She has worked in a variety of roles, including staff nurse and nurse manager in medical-surgical, cardiothoracic and neurosurgery. Miriam has worked as an FNP since 1997 in gyn-oncology surgery — chemo certified, clinic manager retail health, employee health, and public health. She joined the Sinclair School of Nursing in 2014.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • N7130 – Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
  • N8920 – Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes
  • N8930 – Health Program Design and Management
  • N8940 – Nursing and Health Policy
  • N9070 – DNP Clinical Residency
  • N9080 – DNP Project
  • N9087 – Leadership and Transformational Role


  • “Gain in Knowledge in Third Graders after Brain Power!” Methamphetamine Action Coalition Kids First Conference.Arnold, MO, October, 2012.  Poster presentation.

Honors and Awards

  • Mary Reardon Castles Research Award
  • Alumni Association Scholarship Award


  • Past president, Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Chi chapter
  • Coro Women in Leadership, Class 24
  • Missouri Nurses Association