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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, U. Tennessee, 1974. Staff nurse Metropolitan Health Department, Nashville, 1972-1973.

Commissioned Lieutenant Nurse corpus, 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. Ambulatory care nurse clinician Walter ReedArmy Medical Center, Washington, 1980-1981, nurse researcher Nursing Research Svc., 1980-1982, Nurse Ward 72, 1982-1984.

Head nurse Ward 4A Irwin Army Cmty. 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 Cmty.

Hospital, Fort Ord, California, 1989-1991, nurse epidemiologist Preventive Medicine Svc., Fort Riley, Kansas, 1991-1995, chief epidemiology and disease control, 1995^. Quality care consultant Manhattan, Ks., 1990^.

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.

Religion

God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

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.