National League for Nursing
Malone’s career spans policy, education, management and clinical practice. She was dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina A&T and was elected to two presidential terms at the American Nurses Association. She also served as deputy assistant secretary for health within the Health and Human Services Department during the Clinton administration and on the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. She’s also the first African-American general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing.
Malone speaks: “We go into a stranger’s room, establish a relationship and provide services to them that other people can’t do. You establish the intimacy of relationship with your patient that is healing in nature. I think that’s what you do in all levels of leadership.”