Faculty & Staff Profile

Faculty/Staff Profile

Lynne Buchanan, PhD, RN, APRN-NP
Associate Professor

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
tel: (402) 559-6629
E-Mail: lbuchanan@unmc.edu

Dr. Buchanan is an associate professor in the College of Nursing.  Dr. Buchanan received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.  She received a post-master's degree from UNMC in adult health as an ambulatory nurse practitioner and sees patients with tobacco addiction at the Nebraska Medical Center.  She is a certified tobacco dependence specialist trained through Mayo Clinic. Dr. Buchanan is interested in healthy lifestyles and therapeutic lifestyle change and her research is in the area of tobacco addiction in hospital patients and in women.  She is currently studying the application of a personal digital assistant as an aid to managing cravings post-smoking cessation to prevent relapse.


  • Dr. Buchanan teaches health assessment and health promotion classes in the College of Nursing.
  • Dr. Buchanan has been a participant in the Legacy Foundation core curriculum for tobacco addiction and control and teaches nurses about interventions for patients with tobacco addiction.
  • She also lectures on treatment approaches, medication prescription, counseling, problem solving, and self management training skills for patients who want to quit smoking.


  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Interventions
  • Tobacco Addiction and Control Practices
  • Therapeutic Nursing Interventions


Dr. Buchanan has a practice at the Nebraska Medical Center for patients with tobacco addiction and consults with other Centers to set up services of this type.

Professional Service/Recognition

  • American Nurse's Association Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
  • Mayo Clinic Certificate as a specialist in tobacco addiction.
  • Past Board Member Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Practice Nursing Board (2002-2006).

Recent Grant/Contract Support:

Funded Grants: 

2007- 2008: Smoking Cessation Intervention Using Telephone Hotline or Personal Digital Assistant.  LB 506 Grant.

2005 - 2007:  Smoking Cessation in High Risk Populations. Oncology Nursing Society

2004-2005 - Multicomponent Treatment for Female Smokers. Nebraska Health Care Trust Fund.

2000-2002 - Innovative Methods for Smoking Cessation. Nebraska Health Care Trust Fund

Pending:Follow-up Relations Intended to End Smoking (FRIENDS Portable Electronic Device Study). Submitted to the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research.