Maura Buchanan

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Maura Buchanan is a British nursing administrator who held the role of president of the Royal College of Nursing between 2006 and 2010.

She began a nursing career with a BA and RGN from Glasgow Caledonian University and then worked as a Research Assistant at Glasgow University. She specialised in neurosurgical nursing. She earned a Postgraduate diplomas in Clinical Neurosciences and Health Law.[1]

In 1993 she moved to Oxford to become Senior Nurse at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Before being elected president of the Royal College of Nursing she held several roles within the organisation including serving as Chair of RCN Congress (1998–2002).[2]


  1. ^ "RCN Welcomes President and Deputy President Elect". Royal College of Nursing. Archived from the original on 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2006-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Maura Buchanan". Royal College of Nursing. Retrieved 2006-10-17. [dead link]