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Mary Ella Buchanan

Mary Ella Buchanan, American nurse. Member American Nurses Association (certified family nurse clinician American Nurses Credentialing Center), American Public Health Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (certified), American Legion, WIMSA, UVA, Veterans of Foreign Wars, ANAC, ACNP, AHNA, Smithsonian Associates Club, Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

  • Buchanan, Mary Ella was born on July 19, 1950 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Robert Glynn and Georgia Catherine (Dobson) Buchanan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Vanderbilt University, 1972. Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1974.

    Career

    • Staff nurse Metropolitan Health Department, Nashville, 1972-1973. Commissioned lieutenant Nurse Corps United States Army, 1973, advanced through grades to major, 1983. Ambulatory care nurse clinician Family Practice Clinic, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1974-1976, Robinson Barracks Army Health Clinic, Stuttgart, Germany, 1976-1977, 5th General Hospital, 1977-1979, Academy Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1979-1980, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, 1980-1981.

      Nurse researcher Nursing Research Service, 1980-1982, Nurse Ward 72, 1982-1984. Head nurse Ward 4A Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1984-1985, evening and night supervisor, 1985-1986, coordinator infection control, quality assurance, 1986-1987. Infection control consultant 18th MEDCOM, Seoul, 1988.

      Infection control officer Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital, Fort Ord, California, 1989-1991. Nurse epidemiologist Preventive Medicine Service, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1991-1995, chief epidemiology and disease control, since 1995. Quality care consultant, Manhattan, Kansas, since 1990.

      Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki practitioner, since 1999.

    Politics

    All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

    Religion

    Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

    Membership

    Member American Nurses Association (certified family nurse clinician American Nurses Credentialing Center), American Public Health Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (certified), American Legion, WIMSA, UVA, Veterans of Foreign Wars, ANAC, ACNP, AHNA, Smithsonian Associates Club, Sigma Theta Tau.

    Connections

    • father: Robert Glynn Buchanan
    • mother: Georgia Catherine (Dobson) Buchanan
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    Born July 19, 1950
    (age 67)
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