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NLN CEO Elected to Institute of Medicine

NLN CEO Elected to Institute of Medicine

Beverly Malone Joins Cadre of New Members and Foreign Associates Chosen for Outstanding Contributions and Service Commitment to Medicine and Health


Washington, DC, October 22, 2013 — Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League for Nursing since 2007, is among the 70 professionals in nursing, medicine, public health, and related fields of health care, recognized by the Institute of Medicine for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medicine, medical science and public health. That recognition came in the form of election to the institute, announced yesterday at its 43rd annual meeting. Dr. Malone joins 1,966 people who hold membership in the IOM since its creation in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences as an honorific and advisory council.

"I am truly honored to have been chosen by this respected association of professionals who represent the leading voices in our nations ongoing dialogue and quest for best standards and practices in todays complex, dynamic health care environment," said Dr. Malone. "The important work of the IOM dovetails with the NLNs mission to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse workforce to advance the nations health."

Observed the Leagues president Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF: "Bevs activities and therefore, her influence, have extended well beyond nursing education to many other arenas that affect the health care of millions, including public policy, global health, access to quality health care by the underserved rural and urban poor, and improved care for the elderly and veterans. The NLN takes great pride in Bevs leadership and congratulates her on an honor well deserved."

IOM members are expected to engage in high-profile committees and advisory panels organized by the institute to analyze a wide range of health and medical challenges, presenting findings and recommendations to government, non-profit, and private sector stakeholders. Dr. Malone is no stranger to the IOMs work. She was an external reviewer, contributing to its groundbreaking report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and served on the IOM Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professional Education

Dr. Malone also serves on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health, a federal panel established to advise the US Secretary of Health and Human Services. She is vice chair of the Nurse Family Partnership board and a member of the board of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Her latest book, Diversity and Cultural Competence in Health Care (Wiley) was released this year. (To see Dr. Malones full bio-sketch, click here.)

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Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 38,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.