Kristine Scordo, professor of nursing at Wright State University, has been appointed by the Ohio Board of Nursing to the Committee of Prescriptive Governance and the Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing.
Both boards are highly selective in their choice of members, so it is significant that Scordo joined the committees. She said that only two advanced practice nurses are appointed to the Committee of Prescriptive Governance a year, so the likelihood of being appointed to this committee as an advanced practice registered nurse is very low.
“Being appointed means visibility for Wright State and the College of Nursing,” she said Scordo, who serves as director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program in the College of Nursing and Health.
The Committee on Prescriptive Governance develops recommendations on the authority of advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe medicine or therapy to a patient.
The Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing advises the Ohio Board of Nursing on issues regarding the practice and regulation of advanced practice registered nurses. This committee may also make recommendations to the Committee on Prescriptive Governance.
Scordo said she was appointed to the two committees because of her national reputation. Her published work on cardiovascular medicine has gained national and international attention. She was selected to represent the United States in Hong Kong to develop critical care competencies for the Hong Kong Academy of Critical Care Nursing. Scordo has over 35 years of experience in adult cardiology and has published over 70 papers in her field. She is also a board member and director of education for the Council of Ohio Healthcare Advocacy.
She also said that her work at Wright State is an important part of why she was appointed to the committees. For the last 18 years, all students in Wright State’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program have passed the national certification exam on their first try.
“You have to have a substantial background and be recognized as a leader to get appointed to these committees,” she said.