Faculty/Staff Profile

Lynne Buchanan, PhD, APRN-NP, BC
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 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.


  • Teaches in the adult gerontology specialty track classes for health promotion, health maintenance, primary prevention, and secondary screening, comprehensive adult assessment for adults across the lifespan adolescent to geriatrics.
  • 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.


  • 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


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).
  • UNMC College of Nursing 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • National Certification as a Telehealth Educator and Provider

Recent Grant/Contract Support:

Funded Grants:

2019-2023   HRSA Nurse Residency Grant (UnParalleled). Dr. Leeann Holmes PI, Role: Co-investigator/Consultant/Educator Role for Telehealth Curriculum and Clinical Preceptor/Faculty Orientation ($2.3 million)
2017-2018   Advancing Nursing Education Workforce, Activating Linkages Interconnecting Graduate Nursing and Advanced Practice Partners of Nebraska. Health Resources Services Administration, #T94HP30901. ($ 1.2 million), July 2017 to June 30, 2019, Principal Investigator and Project Director.
2009-2012   Developing Genetic Education for Smoking Cessation. (#1R21DK084517) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis ($120,000), Panel Role: Co-investigator, Consultant, and Tobacco Addiction Program Provider Julia Houfek, Principal Investigator
2009-2012   Improving the Delivery of Smoking Cessation Guidelines in Hospitalized Veterans. IIR07-113, David Katz, MD, Principal Investigator Role: Co-investigator and Consultant, $899,000 3 year grant
2009-2012   Reducing Disparities in type 2 Diabetes Care Through a State Wide Network of Nursing Centers. (#5D11HP08312) T. Barry Program Director HRSA Nurse Education Practice and Retention Role: Principle Investigator of Pilot Project/Director of Tobacco Treatment Service Line $4500.00 (sub-contract)
2010-2012   Improving Methods and Design for Distant Education Skills Teaching and Evaluation of Performance Educational Technology Scholarship Award Grant Lynne Buchanan, Principal Investigator ($3000.00)
2009-2012   IPA for Improving the Delivery of Smoking Cessation Guidelines in Hospitalized Veterans.David Katz, MD, Principal Investigator Role: Provider and Educator $12,500 per year for 3 years
2008-2010   Nebraska Health Care Trust Fund LB 506 Smoking Cessation Using Telephone or PDA. #2008-01B Role: Principal Investigator, $40,000
2006-2008   Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Smoking Cessation Intervention for High Risk Populations. Role: Principal Investigator, $10,000