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Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN

Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing
Dean of the School of Nursing; Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University; and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing, Duke University Health System
(919) 684-9444
4142 Pearson Building

Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Dean and Ruby F. Wilson Professor of Nursing for Duke University School of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs at Duke University. She also holds the title of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing at Duke University Health System. Prior to joining Duke in August 2014, Dr. Broome was Dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing and Associate Vice-President for Nursing at Indiana University Health for 10 years, where she was awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Widely regarded as an expert, scholar and leader in pediatric nursing research and practice, Dr. Broome was funded externally by the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and various foundations for two decades. Her research developed and tested interventions designed to assist children to cope with acute and chronic pain, informed consent and assent for children in research, research misconduct in clinical trials and, most recently, ethical dilemmas in publishing and leadership of nurse executives. Dr. Broome’s research is published in more than 110 papers in 58 refereed nursing, medicine and interdisciplinary journals. She also has published seven books and 20 chapters.

Since 2004, Dr. Broome co-lead academic-practice partnerships in two leading academic health centers, at Indiana University Health and Duke Health. She and her colleague, Linda Everett, CNO for IU Health were awarded the highly competitive Sigma Theta Tau International award for academic-practice partnerships in 2013. In 2017 Duke University CNO, Dr. Mary Ann Fuchs, and Dr. Broome were again selected for the highly competitive Sigma International award for academic-practice partnerships. She has published several papers, chapters and books on leadership in nursing. Her two most recent books related to practice setting leadership include Sitterding, M. C. & Broome, M. (Eds.) (2015). Information overload: Framework, tips, and tools to manage in complex healthcare environments, which was selected as an AJN Book of the Year for 2016. Her text Marshall, E., & Broome, M. E. (2017). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader. Springer Publishing Company is used in Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs all over the U.S.

Dr. Broome has held several leadership positions in the field. She served a four-year term as an appointed member of the Nursing Science Study Section at the NIH, was President of the Society for Pediatric Nurses and served on governing boards of the Association for the Care of Children's Health and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She is currently a member of the Board of Commissioners for the National Council for Accreditation and a board member of the Institute for Child Success headquartered in Greenville, SC. Currently, Dr. Broome is editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. She has consulted for a variety of educational and health systems to develop leadership capacity including the NIH Clinical Center, University of Alabama Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, John F Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia, University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and the STTI Maternal-Child Leadership Academy.

Dr. Broome received her BSN from the Medical College of Georgia, her MSN from the University of South Carolina and her PhD from the University of Georgia. Her formal leadership training includes a variety of leadership training courses while serving in the Army Nurse Corp (1973-2000), a Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) Certificate from Harvard University in 2006 and the Center for Creative Leadership “Leading for Organizational Leadership Course” in 2013.


  • PhD - University of Georgia
  • MSN - University of South Carolina
  • BSN - Medical College of Georgia

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 || Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2013 || “Practice-Academic Innovative Collaboration Award” IUSON and IU Health System, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2012 || National League for Nursing (NLN) Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education, National League for Nursing
  • 2012 || Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Founder’s Award (Distinguished Alumnus), Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing
  • 2012 || Visiting Lectureship: Professional Development, Mentoring and Leadership, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia):
  • 2012 || Visiting Lectureship: Research and Scholarship, University of Massachusetts‒Worcester
  • 2011 || "Women of Influence" Recipient, Indianapolis Business Journal
  • 2011 || Chancellor's Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR), Indiana University
  • 2011 || Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2010 || Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2010 || Margaret S. Miles Distinguished Service Award, Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • 2010 || Visiting Lectureship, Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) and JFK Medical Center, Monrovia, Liberia
  • 2010 || Visiting Lectureship: Research and Scholarship Capacity Building, Illinois State University, Mennonite School of Nursing
  • 2009 || Visiting Lectureship, Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
  • 2006 || Outstanding Alumna for the College of Nursing, University of South Carolina
  • 2005 || Distinguished Researcher Award, Southern Nursing Research Society
  • 2004 || Region Nine Pinnacle Award, Mentor, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2002 || Fellow in “Nurse Executive Leadership Program”, American Association for Colleges of Nursing (Helene Fuld Foundation)
  • 2002 || Mentor in Chiron Program: Julie Snethen, Ph.D. Chiron Fellow, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2001 || Nominee for President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (student nomination), University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 2001 || The Meritorious Service Medal, 801st Combat Support Hospital (1990-2000), U.S. Army
  • 2000 || Army Commendation Medal
  • 1999 || Meritorious Achievement in Nursing Research Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • 1998 || Senior Researcher in Pediatric Nursing Award, Pediatric Nursing Section, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • 1997 || Outstanding Research Achievement Award, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1996 || Advancement of Science Award, Pain Research Section, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • 1995 || Army Achievement Medal
  • 1995 || Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • 1994 || Inducted as Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 1993 || Facilitator Award, College of Nursing, Rush University
  • 1993 || Meritorious Achievement in Nursing Research Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • 1992 || Nurse Mentorship Award, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  • 1991 || Adria/ONS Excellence Award for Writing in Research Award, Oncology Nurses Association
  • 1991 || Army Commendation Medal
  • 1989 || Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 1988 || Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Award, Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Medical College of Georgia, School of Nursing
  • 1985 || Regional Media Award (co-recipient), for monthly community service program, "Parenting Tips," WRDW Channel 12, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 1984 || Inducted, Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
  • 1984 || Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Election by senior students, Medical College of Georgia
  • 1981 || Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Election by senior students, Medical College of Georgia
  • 1976 || Army Commendation Medal
  • 1973 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Nursing

Areas of Interest

Interventions designed to assist children to cope with painful experiences
Research ethics related to informed consent and assent for children in research
Research misconduct in clinical trials
Research infrastructure development in academe and practice
Issues in scientific publishing
Childhood obesity
Leadership development in academic nursing

Representative Publications

  • 2017 -- Broome, M. E. Being a professional in a tumultuous environment Nursing Outlook. 65(2); 137 28363307
  • 2017 -- Broome, M. E. The Innovator Nursing Outlook. 64(1); 1-2 26813245
  • 2017 -- 12. Marshall, E. & Broome, M. E. Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader
  • 2017 -- Snethen, J. A., Broome, M. E., Treisman, P., Castro, E., & Kelber, S. T. Effective Weight Loss for Children: A Meta-analysis of Intervention Studies 2002-2015 Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
  • 2017 -- Bell, C.J., Zimet, G.D., Hins, P.S., Broome, M.E., McDaniel, A.M., Mays, R.M., & Champion, V.L. Refinement of a Conceptual Model for Adolescent Readiness to Engage in End-of-Life Discussions Cancer Nursing.
  • 2017 -- Giambra, B., Broome, M.E., Sabourin, T., Buelow, J.M., & Stiffler, D. Integration of Parent and Nurse Perspectives of Communication to Plan Care for Technology Dependent Children: The Theory of Shared Communication Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 34 29-35
  • 2017 -- Crane, S., Broome, M.E. Understanding ethical issues of research participation from the perspective of participating children and adolescents: A systematic review Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
  • 2017 -- Cheng, L., Broome, M.E., Feng, S., & Hu, Y. Taking root: A grounded theory on evidence-based nursing implementation in China. International Nursing Review International Nursing Review.
  • 2017 -- Phillips, C.R., Haase, J.E., Broome, M.E., Carpenter, J.S. & Frankel, R.M. Connecting with Healthcare Providers at Diagnosis: Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Survivors' Perspectives Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 12(1);
  • 2016 -- Broome, M.E. & Corazzini, K. Nurse scientist or nursing scientist: Future considerations for the field Nursing Outlook. 2016 64(6); 523-524 27886666


Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Dr. Scholl Scholarship #14-9855

    Dr. Scholl Foundation
    01/2015 to 12/2015
  • Indiana University School of Nursing Woltman Family Communication Program

    Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
    01/2014 to 01/2017
    Role: Consultant
  • Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Program for Accelerated Nursing Students

    Helene Fuld Health Trust
    01/2014 to 12/2014
    Role: Project Director
  • A Proposal to Fund a Nurse Investigator to Conduct Outcomes Research with Cancer Patients and their Families

    Walther Cancer Foundation
    07/2012 to 06/2014
    Role: Project Director
  • Exploring the State of Doctoral Education: Implications for the Nursing Faculty Shortage

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN).
    07/2012 to 06/2014
    Role: Co-investigator
  • Stories and Music for Parents and Young Children with Cancer: A Clinical Feasibility Study

    Indiana University Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center
    07/2012 to 06/2013
    Role: Co-investigator
  • Expansion of Undergraduate Nursing

    Clarian Health System (now IU Health), Indianapolis, IN
    07/2007 to 06/2015
    Role: Project Director
  • Scientific Misconduct: Role of the Research Coordinator

    National Institute of Nursing Research
    1R01 NR008802
    08/2003 to 07/2006
    Role: PI (transferred PI to B. Habermann (University of Alabama-Birmingham) upon relocation to Indiana University) Consultant, 6/14/2004 to 8/15;/2005
  • International Clinical Research and Management Training Program (International Training Cooperative Agreement)

    NIAID International Centers of Excellence in Research (ICER) Program and John E. Fogerty International Center
    NIH 1 U2R TW006246-01
    07/2003 to 06/2004
    Role: Curriculum Co-director
  • A Health Literacy Intervention for Parents.

    Pfizer, Inc. Health Literacy Grants Program
    07/2002 to 06/2004
    Role: PI


Friday, June 8, 2018

Dean Broome recently published an article entitled "Changing the conversation about doctoral education in nursing" in Nursing Outlook. Julie Fairman was the co-author of this article. 


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dean Marion E. Broome was recently honored at the University of Massachusetts medical school graduation with an honorary degree. Dean Broome was honored for her renowned expertise in pediatric nursing research and practice and received her honorary degree for developing new interventions to help children cope with acute and chronic pain. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dean Broome, David Bowersox and Michael Relf recently published an article entitled "A new funding model for nursing education through business development initiatives" in the Journal of Professional Nursing. 


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dean Marion E. Broome recently presented a talk at the Duke Ahead Education Grand Rounds entitled "Coaching Emerging Leaders for Their Career." The objectives of her presentation were: 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dean Marion E. Broome recently presented the keynote address at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Nursing (CON) 2018 Nursing Leadership Lecture Series. Her presentation was entitled "Fearless Leadership in Uncertain Nursing Times." 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Dean Marion E. Broome and colleagues recently published an article entitled "Revisiting the Quality of Reporting Randomized Controlled Trials in Nursing Literature" in Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 


Purpose: To examine and update the literature on the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as reported in top nursing journals, based on manuscripts' adherence to the CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) guidelines.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Duke University School of Nursing’s PhD Program recently received the 2018 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education. The PhD program was selected from a highly competitive pool of nominees for its consistent and intentional creation of an environment that demonstrates and is dedicated to exemplary inclusiveness and diversity in graduate education.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Dean Marion E. Broome recently published an article entitled "Refinement of a Conceptual Model for Adolescent Readiness to Engage in End-of-Life Discussions" in Cancer Nursing. Co-authors include experts from Wayne State University, Indiana University, Children's National Health System and University of Florida.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) recently announced the appointment of Brigit Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, as its first Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (ADDI).

The role of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion was created to strengthen and enhance the diverse community. DUSON’s core values actively promote diversity, inclusion and the valuing of differences that exist in the community.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Dean Marion Broome, Eleanor Stevenson and Michael Relf recently presented at the second international nursing conference "Transforming Nursing Future: Technology, Innovation and Collaboration" organized by the College of Nursing at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman.