School of Nursing Assistant Professor and Chief of Operations for the CSUF Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Dr. Beverly Quaye was named the 2016 president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL). She is the first president to serve from an academic role. ACNL represents the best of California’s nursing leadership practicing in both academic and practice settings.Quaye’s background as Chief Nursing Officer and 2016 strategic vision “Soaring to New Heights” provides the executive support to continue program and service development that positions ACNL leaders to create and influence the future of healthcare. Focusing on mission goals to influence health policy and promote quality and safety will enhance the patient/family care experience and ultimately improve population health.
“The opportunity to represent over 1,400 leaders to advance professional practice from across the continuum of care is very humbling,” said Quaye. “It is essential that the nursing community create new knowledge and innovation that adds value in its commitment to change and to keep pace with healthcare reform challenges.” Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, she is a voting member of the California Hospital Association’s Board of Directors.Quaye is full-time faculty in CSUF’s leadership track teaching RN to BSN and graduate students. She has held many roles in her career including business owner/consultant, professional coach, and executive in nursing, quality, risk, medical staff services, and infection control. Clinical practice included orthopedics, critical care, ambulatory surgery, and behavioral health. Prior to her presidency, she served on ACNL’s board of directors and philanthropic committee, which just started the Circle of Giving campaign. Quaye is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Executive Advanced, and has two fellowships from the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton nurse executive program and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She holds a Baccalaureate degree in nursing from California State University Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in nursing administration from UCLA and a Doctorate degree in education and organization change from Pepperdine University.
ACNL is a nonprofit professional organization representing nurse leaders in hospitals, health systems, academia, research and business. For more than 38 years, ACNL has created positive change in nursing and healthcare by providing essential resources, progressive leadership development, statewide collaboration with colleagues and other healthcare professionals, and is the leading voice for nurse leadership in California.