CEO of the National League for Nursing is the 2009 Davis-Sams Visiting Professor at the IU School of Nursing
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September 24, 2009
- Mary Pat Poskon
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Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League for Nursing (NLN), is the 2009 Davis-Sams Visiting Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON).
Malone will be here at the school October 5-6, 2009 to meet with a diverse group of faculty, students and staff. As the Davis-Sams Visiting Professor, she is the distinguished lecturer at the inaugural Davis-Sams lectureship and luncheon on Monday, October 5, 2009, hosted by the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON). The event will take place from 12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the University Place Hotel & Conference Center on the IUPUI campus. Malone’s presentation is entitled “Cultivating Trust in Health Care Encounters: Cultural Competence and Power.” She will speak about how health care providers can cultivate trust with patients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. In addition, Malone will make a presentation in the morning during the school’s annual Student Professional Development Day for over 950 undergraduate students from the core campuses of IUSON (Bloomington, Columbus, and Indianapolis).
Malone 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. 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.
Malone was general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the United Kingdom’s largest professional union of nurses, from June 2001 – January 2007. 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.
Malone was one of the founding members of the Indiana University School of Nursing Board of Advisors and received an honorary degree from Indiana University in 1999.
In February 2007, 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 29,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.
The Davis-Sams Distinguished Visiting Professorship is named in honor of Anne Mitchem-Davis, the first African-American graduate of the IU School of Nursing (1953), and Dr. Lauranne Sams, the first African-American faculty member hired (1958; deceased 11/28/07). Established in 1999 as part of the 85th anniversary celebration, the Davis-Sams Distinguished Visiting Professorship provides an opportunity for a distinguished leader in nursing to spend a week consulting with the larger community, and like activities. Davis and Sams were leaders within IUSON, so it is appropriate that this visiting professorship honors them as pathfinders, as it annually brings to campus someone who has been pioneering in her/his fashion.
Juni Banerjee-Stevens, PhD, Director of Diversity and Enrichment at IUSON said, “I am so very pleased that Dr. Beverly Malone is this year’s Davis-Sams Visiting Professor. It is such an honor for us to have Dr. Malone as the first distinguished lecturer at the inaugural lectureship and luncheon, as well as the keynote speaker for the student professional development day. Dr. Malone was selected for both of these events based on her strong background in health disparities and national and international reputation. While visiting here, she will share with faculty, students, and staff some historical and contemporary perspectives related to health disparities.”
Past Visiting Professors have included: Mary Elizabeth Carnegie, DPA, RN, FAAN (1st Davis-Sams Visiting Professor, 1st black president of the American Academy of Nursing; deceased 2/20/08), Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN, Sandra Millon Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Courtney H. Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN, Lynn Rew, EdD, RNC, AHN-BC, FAAN, Julia B. Anderson, PhD, Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, APRN, BC, CNS, CTN, FAAN, and Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Individual tickets are $20.00 and table sponsorships are $500.00. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mary Pat Poskon at: at: email@example.com; 317/274-4019
To learn more about the IU School of Nursing, visit http://nursing.iupui.edu/.