Huntsville, Ala. (February, 2014) —The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing’s Lori Lioce, simulation coordinator and clinical assistant professor of nursing (DNP, FNP-BC, CHSE, FAANP), has been selected to serve on the national Code of Ethics for Nurses Revision Panel: Steering Committee of the American Nurses Association.
The Steering committee is charged with a comprehensive process of review, analysis, revision, providing initial substantive critique and suggested modifications, creating open review process, and developing final recommendations. The Code of Ethics for Nurses was developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession. The ethical standard established by the Code of Ethics is nonnegotiable. This means that the Code supports the nurse in a steadfast way across various settings and in a variety of nursing roles. This Code of Ethics is for all nurses it: reiterates the fundamental values and commitments of the nurse (provisions 1–3); identifies the boundaries of duty and loyalty (provisions 4–6); and describes the duties of the nurse that extend beyond individual patient encounters (provisions 7–9). The achievement of a true global awareness about the human condition and the needs for health care is one of the most important moral challenges of the 21st century and this Code beckons nurses toward such an awareness. This definitive code provides the guiding principles for professional nurses both nationally and internationally.
Lioce’s clinical experience includes family nurse practitioner primary and emergency care, and healthcare simulation education. Internationally she is one of 255 who holds a professional certification as a certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE). Additionally she is a board certified family nurse practitioner (American Nurses Credentialing Center), advanced cardiac life support provider, and trauma nurse. Lioce received her BSN, MSN, and post-masters certificate as a family nurse practitioner from UAH. Additionally, she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Samford University Ida V. Moffet School of Nursing, and a certificate in simulation education from BryanLGH College of Health Science (Lincoln, Neb).
She currently serves as Vice-President of Operations for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning. Lioce was recently selected for induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The purpose of the AANP Fellows Program is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy. Lioce recently co-authored the international Standards of Best Practice: Simulation (2013) contributing to the advancement of the science of simulation education. Lioce’s special achievements and honors include selection as the 2013 Honoree for Health and Human Services and the 2013 Honoree for Education for the annual Madison County Women Honoring Women by the Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC); the 2012 Living Legacy Award from Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing; multiple Commendations from the Alabama House of Representatives for Service; and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Alabama State Nurse Practitioner Advocacy Excellence Award.