The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

Crawford Lecture 2009

The Spring 2009 Crawford Lecture Series

Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing presented "Nursing Leadership Through a Global Lens".

Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN began her nursing career with a first degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. She combined further study with clinical practice, a master’s in psychiatric nursing and she received her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1981.

Her career has mixed policy, education, administration and clinical practice. Dr. Malone has worked as a surgical staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, director of nursing, and assistant administrator of nursing. During the 1980s she was dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In 1996 she was elected for two terms as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), representing 180,000 nurses in the USA. In 2000, she became deputy assistant secretary for health within the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Malone was general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the United Kingdom’s largest professional union of nurses with more than 390,000 members, from June 2001 – January 2007. Dr. Malone was also a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). She represented the RCN at the pan-European nursing body, the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), the Commonwealth Nurses Federation, and the International Council of Nurses with the RCN president.

In February 2007, Dr. Malone took up her appointment as chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing in New York. Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the NLN is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 27,000 individual and 1200 institutional members.

The Crawford Lecture was endowed in memory of Geraldine Crawford to provide education for the community. The Crawford Lecture is an event presented by the University of San Francisco School of Nursing in collaboration with the University of San Francisco Alumni Association and the Beta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.