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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 Wilson Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing; Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs at Duke University; and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing at Duke University Health System. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. Broome was dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, 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 has been funded externally by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as private foundations for more than 15 years to conduct research in which she developed and tested interventions designed to assist children to cope with acute and chronic pain. In 2000, Dr. Broome extended her research into the area of research ethics related to informed consent and assent for children in research, research misconduct in clinical trials and, most recently, ethical dilemmas in publishing. Her research is published in more than 100 papers in 50 refereed nursing, medicine and interdisciplinary journals. She also has published five books and 15 chapters in books and consumer publications.

Dr. Broome served a four-year term as an appointed member of the Nursing Science Study Section at the NIH, from 2008-12. Prior to that time she served as a permanent member of Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review at NIH. Dr. Broome also has served as president of the Society for Pediatric Nurses and has been on the boards of the Association for the Care of Children's Health and the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

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. Dr. Broome has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 1994. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame in 2010. Selected honors include Outstanding Alumnus for Georgia Health Sciences University and the University of South Carolina. In 2012, she was selected to receive the National League of Nursing Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education. In 2014, she was awarded the President’s Medal for Excellence at Indiana University.

Dr. Broome currently consults with a variety of schools of nursing and Magnet-designated hospitals related to evidence-based practice programs, research implementation and professional development programs for nurses and faculty. In June 2014, the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR ) named Dr. Broome as one of 12 nursing leaders nationwide for the inaugural FNINR Ambassadors for Scientific Advancement Program.

Dr. Broome earned her BSN degree from the Medical College of Georgia, her MSN from the University of South Carolina, and her PhD from the University of Georgia.


  • PhD - University of Georgia
  • MN - 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 -- 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);
  • 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
  • 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, 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. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dean Marion Broome recently published an article entitled "Organizational intellectual capital and the role of the nurse manager: A proposed conceptual model" in Nursing Outlook. Co-authors include experts from Indiana University School of Nursing. 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dean Marion Broome recently published an article entitled "CYP2D6 drug-gene and drug-drug-gene interactions among patients prescribed pharmacogenetically actionable opioids" in Applied Nursing Research. Co-authors include experts from the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University.



Friday, April 28, 2017

Marion E. Broome, Eun-Ok Im and Michael Relf recently traveled to Korea to meet with nursing leaders form the Colleges of Nursing at the Catholic University of Korea, Yonsei University, Seoul National University and Chang Gung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. The purpose of the visit was to explore potential areas of collaboration.

The DUSON team also presented:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marion E. Broome and DNP students LaMonica Hunter and Ashley Moore recently visited with congressmen and women to speak for health needs of North Carolina residents. During their visit they talked about NIH funding and Title VIII program cuts and how essential these are to preparing APRNS and faculty for the future as well as preparing a diverse workforce.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

During the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) conference that took place February 22 to 24, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, Marion E. Broome gave a presentation with five other deans from Southern University entitled “Navigating an Academic Career in a Research Intensive School of Nursing.”  She was also a member of the editor’s panel during the Meet the Editors Networking Session. Marilyn Hockenberry was the keynote speaker for the conference.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Marion E. Broome was a co-presenter for a plenary session at the research-focused doctorate pre-conference at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Conference in San Diego, CA. The talk was entitled "The Future of Nursing Science."


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dean Marion E. Broome recently presented on "Implementation of a Strategic Plan: The devil is in the details" at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Faculty Nurse Scholars meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Marion E. Broome presented the inaugural LTC Isabelle Bagin Memorial lecture "Fearless Leadership: Using Nursing Science to Improve Health" at the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.