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 a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1997, working in public health, GYN-oncology surgery — chemo certified, retail health, employee health, and clinic manager/director. She joined the Sinclair School of Nursing in 2014. In 2017 she worked with a local health department to establish a mobile clinic to provide health care to rural and underserved populations in the county. In 2019, she traveled as faculty with students to Cape Coast, Ghana.

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


  • Butler, Miriam (September 2019). Establishing a Mobile Clinic. 19th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Butler, Miriam (September 2019). Chronic Disease Self monitoring to Improve Outcomes  19th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Conference, Austin TX. (poster)
  • Butler, Miriam (March 2019). Fatigue. Advanced Assessment & Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO.
  • Butler, Miriam (January 2019). Rural Health & Mobile Clinic; Great Day St. Louis KMOV, St. Louis, MO
  • Butler, Miriam (August 2018). Mobile Clinic, Diabetes, and Hypertension Care; KJJF Radio, Festus, MO                                                                                                     
  • Butler, Miriam (May 2018). Chronic Disease and Mobile Wellness; Hillsboro Rotary, Hillsboro, MO.                                       
  • Butler, Miriam (March 15, 2018). Chronic Disease and Depression in Primary Care; 3rd Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop, Columbia, MO.
  • Butler, Miriam (July 2016). Employee Health and Wellness; St. Louis Business Health Coalition, St. Louis, MO
  • Butler, Miriam (October 2012). Gain in Knowledge in Third Graders after Brain Power! Methamphetamine Action Coalition Methamphetamine Awareness Day, Kids First conference, Arnold, MO. (poster)

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee Air Force Health Professions Tour, San Antonio, Texas  
  • Mary Reardon Castles Research Award      
  • Alumni Association Scholarship        
  • Coro Women in Leadership, Class 24                                                          
  • Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing  Scholarship Award     1985, 1986, 1987


  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
  • American Nurses Association
  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Chi Chapter     past president                        
  • Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Iota Chapter, MU, member
  • CORO Women in Leadership