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Premier Session: Beverly Malone

Innovations in Global and Diversity Initiatives: A Nursing and Midwifery Challenge
Saturday, June 1, 8:30 - 9:30AM

Premier speaker Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, will explore both the current US and global nursing and midiwfery environments. With a focus on demographic disparities, she will identify strategies of intervention in reshaping and transforming the present reality to meet the health care needs of those we serve. Examples will be drawn from the IOM's "Future of Nursing Report," non-traditional programs, and the power of mentoring and cultural humility.

About Dr. Malone: Chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing since February 2007, Dr. Malone is among America's most vocal leaders in the national conversation about the nursing and nurse educator shortage, and the role of nursing in ensuring access to safe, quality, culturally competent care to diverse patient populations, domestically and globally.

In 2010, the year she was ranked 29 among the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, Dr. Malone served on the Institute of Medicine's Forum on the Future of Nursing: Education, contributing to the IOM's groundbreaking report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," and on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health, a federal panel established to advise the US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Malone began her nursing career with a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. She combined further study with clinical practice, a master's in psychiatric nursing, and a doctorate in clinical psychology, which she earned in 1981. Her distinguished career has mixed policy, education, administration, and clinical practice.