The Spring 2009 Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing presented "Nursing Leadership Through a Global Lens".
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.