Lynne Buchanan, PhD, APRN-NP, BC

Associate Professor

Chair, General Faculty Organization


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6629



  • 1979, BSN, UNMC
  • 1983, MSN, UNMC
  • 1989, PhD, University of Washington


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.


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 (Previous 5 years)

HRSA Nurse Residency Grant (UnParalleled). Dr. Leeann Holmes PI, Role: Co-investigator/Consultant/Educator Role for Telehealth Curriculum and Clinical Preceptor/Faculty Orientation ($2.3 million)

Advancing Nursing Education Workforce, Activating Linkages Interconnecting Graduate Nursing and Advanced Practice Partners of Nebraska. Health Resources Services Administration, #T94HP30901. ($ 1.2 million), July 2017 to June 30, 2019, 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.

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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.