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UAHuntsville’s Lori Lioce elected chair of ANA political action committee

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 22, 2011) - Lori Lioce, assistant professor of nursing at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) College of Nursing, was recently elected as chairperson of the American Nurses Association's Political Action Committee.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) Political Action Committee (PAC) works to raise funds from members and supports candidates for federal office who have demonstrated their belief in the organization's legislative agenda. ANA-PAC board officers are elected to serve a one-year term. The new board, under the direction of Dr. Lori Lioce will establish the presidential endorsement task force and has set a goal of raising one million dollars for the 2011-2012-election cycle.

Lioce is the simulation coordinator and assistant professor at the UAHuntsville College of Nursing. Her clinical experience as a nurse practitioner includes family practice and emergency nursing and medicine.

She practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Huntsville Hospital Emergency Department. Lioce's educational and research interest involves, high-fidelity simulation, nursing policy, NP scope of practice barriers, advocacy, and legislation.

Lioce holds professional memberships in the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Faculty, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society, Alabama State Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner and the American College of Nurse Practitioner.

She earned a masters' degree in nursing administration and post-masters' family nurse practitioner certificate at UAHuntsville, and a doctor of nursing practice at Samford University.

Lioce completed a four-year term on the ANA Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics (CNPE) in 2010 and serves as the immediate past president for the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama. Lioce has served as vice-chair of the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees since 2008.

For more information 
Joyce Anderson-Maples, (256) 824-2101 
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