College of Nursing Professor and UCF Pegasus Professor Mary Lou Sole is an expert in the area of critical care nursing airway management and mechanical ventilation and infection prevention in acute care.
She has a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered nurse who is a clinical research scientist at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Sole has more than 30 years of nursing and classroom experience and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences.
In 2006, her expertise and commitment earned her a gubernatorial nomination to the Florida Biomedical Research Advisory Council, where she continues to serve today. She’s a distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Only about 1,500 nursing leaders nationwide hold this distinction. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Medicine.
Sole is on the editorial boards for American Journal of Critical Care, Heart & Lung, AACN Advanced Critical Care and Nursing consult. She is a past president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses of Metro Orlando and continues to teach and conduct research in acute care.