Dr. Beverly Malone is the CEO of the National League of Nursing, past president of the American Nurses Association and the first African American general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. Malone is a vocal advocate speaking to the role that nursing plays in ensuring access to safe, quality, culturally competent care to diverse patient populations, both domestically and globally. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s degree in adult psychiatric nursing from Rutgers University, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Wayne State University. Malone has worked in all aspects of her field, including policy, education, administration, and clinical practice. She was the dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina A&T, was elected for two presidential terms at the American Nurses Association, and served as deputy assistant secretary for health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After that, she worked on President Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Internationally, she served as the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing in the UK and the vice chair of the European Federation of Nurses Association. Additionally, she was a member of the UK delegation to the World Health Assembly, the Commonwealth Nurses Federation, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. She has been recognized with the Florence Nightingale Award, was inducted into the Home Care and Hospice Hall of Fame, holds an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University, and was inducted to the Nursing Hall of Fame at Tuskegee University.
Dr. Beverly Malone
Oct 23, 2022