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Ms Malena Jones, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor

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Dr. Jones received her BSN at Niagara University, MS in Community Health Nursing from D’Youville College, and her Ph.D. in Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Jones holds certifications in Nursing Education, Advanced Cardiac life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Dr. Jones has taught in both undergraduate and RN-BSN programs focusing on pharmacology, community health, nursing informatics, and nursing research. Her previously held clinical positions include Nursing Supervisor in acute care, Nurse Manager in sub-acute care, Charge Nurse in step-down trauma and staff nurse in long-term care.

Dr. Jones' research areas include horizontal violence and nurse faculty workforce. Dr. Jones is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and serves on the research committee of the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York.


SUNY at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, United States
PhD Nursing
2007 To 2013
Dissertation: Career Commitment of Nurse Faculty
Advisor: Dr. Carol Brewer

D'Youville College
Buffalo, New York, United States
MS Community Health Nursing
2002 To 2004

Niagara University
Niagara University, New York, United States
1998 To 2001

Professional Associations

Professional Nurses Association of Western New York
2005 - Present

Sigma Theta Tau International
2004 - Present


  • Community/Public Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Medical/Surgical


  • RN
  • CNE