Lori LioceHUNTSVILLE, Ala (May 14, 2012) — Lori Lioce, clinical assistant professor of nursing at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) was recently elected as the Alabama state representative for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

As an AANP representative Dr. Lioce will actively serve as the contact person and liaison for nurse practitioner communications and legislative activities with members, and nurse practitioner groups regionally and nationally. She will also serve as the contact person for the regional director, board of directors, committees and executive staff as well as communicate with the directors of health policy related to legislative and practice issues.

Additional duties for Dr. Lioce include coordination and implementation of the annual state awards for the Excellence Project, working with AANP executive staff and the regional director to plan and attend regional invitational leadership meetings, develop nurse practitioner educational programs in the state, facilitate public relations for the state, and plan for state recognition of the annual National Nurse Practitioner week activities in November.

At UAH Dr. Lioce's teaching experience includes family centered care of children, health assessment, practicing professional nurse family nurse practitioner and scholarly practice project. She also serves as the College of Nursing simulation coordinator.

Dr. Lioce received her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees and a family nurse practitioner post-masters certificate from UAH, and a DNP from The Samford University Ida Moffet School of Nursing. Additionally, she received a certificate in simulation education from Bryan LGH College of Health Science.

Dr. Lioce will serve a two-year term as AANP state representative.

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