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IU School of Nursing dean honored by nursing schools at two universities

Marion E. Broome
Marion E. Broome


May 15, 2012

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Marion E. Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and distinguished professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, has been honored by two universities: Georgia Health Sciences University and Emory University.

Broome’s first honor is the E. Louise Grant Award from Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing Alumni Association, presented April 28 in Augusta, Ga., during its homecoming celebration. This award is presented “in recognition of exemplary dedication to the profession of nursing to individuals who have distinguished themselves in nursing through their works.” Broome also made a presentation on “The Future of Nursing: Evidence-Based Policy for the State and Nation” on April 27.

Secondly, Broome was invited to give the keynote address at Emory University’s
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony, part of commencement exercises at Emory University on May 14 in Atlanta.

“I was thrilled and honored to be selected for the E. Louise Grant Award from the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing Alumni Association, where I received my BSN," Broome said. "That degree gave me entry to the deeply rewarding and challenging profession of nursing.

"The invitation to give the keynote address to graduates at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University’s Diploma Ceremony, was also a very special honor for me. The graduates of that school are well known for their ability to make important contributions to nursing and health care. It was exciting to be able to spend time with them sharing my thoughts about how they can make a difference. I hope that my recognition reflects well on our school and makes nursing as a profession more visible to the larger community.”

Broome has been a pediatric nurse for over 35 years and is best known for her pain management and research ethics with children. Other areas of recent research include obesity in children and peer review practices. In addition to her leadership role as dean at the IU School of Nursing, Broome is also a member of the Indiana University Graduate School, affiliate faculty of the Indiana University School of Bioethics and associate vice president for academic affairs at Indiana University Health, and she serves as deputy chair, University Clinical Affairs Cabinet. Previously, Broome has held a variety of academic appointments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Louisville, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Rush University and the Medical College of Georgia.

She has authored over 95 refereed journal articles, five books/monographs, 14 book chapters and numerous editorials and non-refereed columns and abstracts, and she has delivered numerous national and international presentations. Broome is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and current editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science; a member of the American Nurses Association and the Council of Science Editors; a member and past president of the Society for Pediatric Nurses; and past member of the board of directors of the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation. In 2008, she was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH as well as the U.S. Department of Defense Health Board Health Care Delivery Subcommittee. Broome was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2010 and was selected as one of Indianapolis Business Journal's Women of Influence for 2011.


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