UAH’s Lori Lioce selected for participation in National League for Nursing’s prestigious LEAD program

Lori Lioce

UAH’s Lori Lioce has been selected to participate in the NLN LEAD Program.

Michael Mercier | UAH

Lori Lioce, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing and Executive Director of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing Learning and Technology Resource Center, has been selected to participate in the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) prestigious LEAD Program.

LEAD is one of three tracks in the NLN Leadership Institute, an initiative of the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership. LEAD is designed for nurses in both education and practice who have experienced rapid transition into leadership positions or aspire to advance their status in management or administration. Lioce will attend orientation and leadership sessions this year in Washington, DC.

"I am inspired and excited to take my career to the next level," said Lioce. "Dean Adams’ support and her investment in faculty development has provided me and my colleagues with exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development I intend to make the most of this experience with these international nursing leaders and mentors," Lioce added.

Lioce has sustained scholarly contributions with over 30 international presentations and 25 publications in simulation education. She specializes in simulation operations, curriculum development and implementation, strategic planning, faculty development, simulation design, and programmatic quality improvement. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for SimGHOSTS, an international simulation operations organization. In addition, Lioce serves as Chair of the Heart of the Valley YMCA’s Early Childhood Education Centers, Editor for The Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Simulation Dictionary, and on the Board of Trustees for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Samford University and a post-doctoral certificate in Healthcare Simulation Education at Bryan College of Health Sciences. Lioce is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, an Internationally Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and an Internationally Certified Healthcare Simulation Operation Specialist.

During the year-long LEAD program, Lioce and 55 other nurse educators chosen from colleges, universities, and health care institutions around the world will examine organizational systems and leadership processes focusing on strategic planning, building high performing teams, budgeting, and developing a personal career plan to advance in organizational leadership. Throughout the program, participants will be encouraged to enhance their personal and professional development.

LEAD participants will also:

  • Enhance career opportunities by developing strong management and leadership skills.
  • Examine key issues in organizational processes.
  • Identify ways to develop effective high performing teams.
  • Develop the art of negotiation and communication within groups.
  • Create a three-year, focused career plan.
  • Develop and implement a leadership project.
  • With an executive coach, explore results from a leadership assessment instrument.
  • Participate in individual executive coaching sessions.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the NLN is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education, offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

For more information about LEAD and other Leadership Institute programs within the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership, please visit:


Dr. Lori Lioce


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