The American Nurses Association has elected Beverly L. Malone as its new president. She replaces Virginia Trotter Betts, whose two-year term expired.
Malone is dean and professor at the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.
She has a lengthy clinical and academic resume and has served the 200,000-member ANA in a variety of roles.
The new president was elected at the ANA's 100th annual convention in Washington last week. Also at the convention, the ANA endorsed President Clinton for re-election.
Malone earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati. She practices as a licensed clinical psychologist.
She has been vice president of the Ohio Nurses Association and second vice president of the ANA. She has been a surgical staff nurse, a clinical nurse specialist, director of nursing and assistant administrator of nursing. She also has negotiated labor contracts.
Malone served an internship with Sen. Dan-iel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and has had fellowships with the National Institute of Mental Health and the ANA.
In North Carolina she served on the Governor's Task Force on the Nursing Shortage and was a member of the state Commission on Health Services. She was also vice chair of the board of trustees for Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro.