University of Nebraska Medical Center

Lynne Buchanan, PhD, APRN-NP, BC

Associate Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Lynne Buchanan, PhD, APRN-NP, BC
Dr. Buchanan is an associate professor and Co-Director of the BSN to DNP. Dr. Buchanan received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. She received her doctoral degree in therapeutic nursing intervention from the University of Washington in Seattle. She received a post-master certificate from UNMC in adult health as an ambulatory primary care nurse practitioner. She is also certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist trained through Mayo Clinic. Her practice is in the area of adult gerontology, health promotion, prevention and secondary screening intervention. She also consults for tobacco treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center, VA Hospitals and nationally. Dr. Buchanan is also interested in primary care advanced practice partnerships for rural and underserved populations. She has studied innovative methods of care delivery including personal digital assistant for managing nicotine addiction and relapse prevention. Her current work is in the area of increasing the workforce numbers and preparations through development of an academic practice partnerships with rural and underserved areas of Nebraska.
  • 1979, BSN, UNMC
  • 1983, MSN, UNMC
  • 1989, PhD, University of Washington
Research Interests
  • Primary care workforce numbers and preparation; innovative models of care delivery
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Interventions
  • Tobacco Addiction and Control Practices
  • Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
Grant Support
  • 2019-2023 Title: HRSA Nurse Residency Grant (UnParalleled). Dr. Leeann Holmes PI, Role: Co-investigator/Consultant/Educator Role for Telehealth Curriculum and Clinical Preceptor/Faculty Orientation  Award Amount: ($2.3 million)
  • 2017-2018 Title: Advancing Nursing Education Workforce, Activating Linkages Interconnecting Graduate Nursing and Advanced Practice Partners of Nebraska. Health Resources Services Administration, #T94HP30901.  Award Amount: ($ 1.2 million), July 2017 to June 30, 2019, Role: Principal Investigator and Project Director.
  • Golden, M, Buchanan, L. (2021) A Feasibility Study to Direct System Level Change for Hospital Patients with Alcohol use Disorder. Journal of Addictions Nursing. (Volume 1, Number 3)
  • Emerson M., Buchanan, L, Golden, A. (2021). Telehealth Simulation with Graduate Nurse Practitioner Students. Nurse Educator. March 2021(Volume 46, Number 2).
  • Buchanan L. (2020). Stress Concept. In Giddens, J (Ed), Concepts for Nursing Practice, First through Third Editions, San Francisco, CA, Elsevier.
  • *Buchanan, L. (2017). Stress Concept. In Giddens, J (Ed), Concepts for Nursing Practice. Second Edition, San Francisco, CA Elsevier, 301-309.
  • *Buchanan, L. (2012). Stress Concept. In Giddens, J (Ed), Concepts for Nursing Practice. First Edition. San Francisco, CA: Elsevier, 280-290.
  • *Vander Weg, Holman, Rahman, Sarrazin, Hillis, Fu, Grant, Prochazka, Adams S., Gattaglia, Buchanan, L., Tinkelman, Katz D. (2017). Implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized veterans: cessation results from the VA-BEST Trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2017.03.0150740-5472/© 2017 Published by Elsevier Inc. June 2017.
  • * Katz, D, Holman, J, Johnson S, Hillis S, Adams S, Fu S., Grant, K, Buchanan, L, Prochazka A, Battaglia, C, Titler, M, Joseph A, Vander Weg M (2014). Implementing best evidence in smoking cessation treatment for hospitalized veterans. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. November 2014: Volume 40, Number 11.
  • *Katz, D., Holman, J., Johnson, S., Hillis, S., Fu, S., Grant, K., et al. (2013). Implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized veterans: Effects on nurse attitudes and performance. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28, 1420–1429. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-013-2464-7.
  • *Kotcherlakota, S. & Buchanan, L. (2012). Teaching a clinical skills course using web conferencing technology: a pilot study of student satisfaction. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2012, 539-544. http://www.editlib.org/p/39626.
  • Buchanan, L. (2010). Random controlled trial: nicotine patch plus lozenge gives greatest increases in abstinence from smoking at 6 months compared with placebo; smaller effects seen with nicotine patch alone, bupropion or nicotine lozenges alone or combined. Evidence Based Nursing Journal, 13 (2), 50-51.
  • Buchanan, L, Khazanchi, D. (2010). A PDA intervention to sustain smoking cessation in clients with socioeconomic vulnerability. Western Journal of Nursing Research (32) 3, 281-304.
  • *Katz, D, Vander Weg M, Fu S, Prochaxka, A, Grant K, Buchanan L., Tinkelman D, Reisinger H, Brooks, J, Hillis S, Joseph A, Titler M. (2009). A before-after implementation trial of smoking cessation guidelines in hospitalized veterans. Implementation Science, 10:58, dol: 10.1186/1748-5908-4-58. (available from : http://www.implementation science.com/content/4/1/58). http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-4-58.
  • Buchanan, L. (2008). Evidence-based practice to assist women in hospital settings to quit smoking and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (23) 5, 397-406.
  • Buchanan, L. (2005). Commentary by Buchanan. Western Journal of Nursing Research. (27), 1-3.
  • Buchanan, L., El-Banna, M., White, A., Moses, S., Siedlik, C., Wood, M. (2004). An exploratory study of multicomponent treatment intervention for tobacco dependency. Image, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, (36) 4, 324-330.
  • Buchanan, L. (2003). Smoking, quitting, and relapse in surgical patients: a simple clinic based smoking cessation that works. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (3) 1, 808-812.
  • Buchanan, L. (2002). Implementing a smoking cessation program for pregnant women based on current clinical practice guidelines. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,(4) 6, 243-250.
  • *Buchanan, L., Voigtman, J., & Mills, H. (1997, February). Implementing the agency for health care policy and research pain management pediatric guideline in a multicultural practice setting. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, (11) 3, 23-35.
  • *Buchanan, L. (1996). Nurse practitioners in acute care service roles: A comparison study of patient outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, (8) 1, 13-19.
  • *Buchanan, L. (1994). Therapeutic nursing intervention knowledge development and outcome measures for advanced practice. Nursing & Health Care, (15) 4, 190-195.
  • *Buchanan, L., Cowan, M., Burr, R., Kogan, h., Waldron, C. (1993, March/April). Measurement of recovery to acute myocardial infarction using heart rate variability and cognitive-affective outcomes. Nursing Research, (42) 2, 74-78.
  • *Cowan, M., Nakagawa-Kogan, H., Burr, R., Hendershot, S., & Buchanan, L. (1990). Power spectral analysis of heart rate variability after biofeedback training. Journal of Electrocardiology, (23)(Supplement), 85-94.
  • *Buchanan, L., & Baun, M. (1986). The effects of hyperinflation, inspiratory hold, and oxygenation on cardiopulmonary status. Heart & Lung, (15) 2, 127-134.
  • Nebraska Medical Center for patients with tobacco addiction.
  • American Nurse's Association Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
  • Past Board Member Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Practice Nursing Board (2002-2006).
  • Mayo Clinic Certificate as a specialist in tobacco addiction.
  • UNMC College of Nursing 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • National Certification as a Telehealth Educator and Provider.