AACN Certification Corporation Board
July 2017-June 2020
Lori Cox, MSN, CCRN, ACNPC, FCCM, is a nurse practitioner in the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and an instructor at Penn State University College of Nursing, Hershey, Pennsylvania. She serves on the hospital's Advanced Practice Council (APC) and co-chairs the APC Committee on Professional Development.
Cox is a member of AACN's Susquehanna Valley Chapter, Middletown, and a founding member of the Greater Johnstown Chapter. She is past president and past certification chair of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Altoona, and served as the Region 8 chapter advisor.
On AACN's national level, she was a Beacon Award reviewer and served on numerous certification exam development committees, as well as the Advanced Practice Institute (API) Program Planning Committee, which is part of the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI). She is a frequent presenter on the local, state and national level, including NTI and API.
Some of her other affiliations include the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), where she is a member of the Adult MCCKAP Exam Development Committee. She also served on the education committee for SCCM's Pennsylvania chapter. Cox is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Neurocritical Care Society. In 2013, she was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Cox earned a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1996.