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Beverly Malone Takes Reins of the NLN

02/01/2007

Membership Organization that Champions Excellence Welcomes New Leader Who Pledges to Exercise its Power to Make a Difference

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February 1, 2007

New York, NY.... Dr. Beverly Malone began her tenure as chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing today with a promise to make its voice heard around the world during this pivotal time for nursing and health care. "As a membership organization that champions excellence in nursing and represents nurse educators in all kinds of nursing programs," declared Dr. Malone, "the National League for Nursing is uniquely positioned to exercise our ability to make a difference."

In welcoming Dr. Malone, NLN president Dr. Toni Bargagliotti said, "Bev's experience, expertise, and vision will allow her to build on the NLNs solid foundation and past achievements and bring the organization new triumphs and success."

Dr. Malone stepped down as general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing in December 2006 after nearly six years. During her tenure, membership rose to 390,000, making it the largest professional union for nurses in the world. Prior to joining the RCN, she served as deputy assistant secretary of health in the US Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Malone served as president of the American Nurses Association, acting as liaison between leaders and policymakers within the association, across government, and throughout the health care field.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln.org.