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IU School of Nursing leader receives national recognition from National League for Nursing

Marion E. Broome
Marion E. Broome


October 15, 2012

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Marion E. Broome, distinguished professor and dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing , was recognized with a premier award during the annual National League for Nursing Education Summit in September -- a four-day gathering in Anaheim, Calif., for nurse faculty, deans and administrators of nursing schools across the spectrum of higher education along with health care executives and educators in allied organizations.

Broome was honored with the 2012 National League for Nursing Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education. Central to her nomination were her efforts to call attention to the national need for research in nursing education and for increased support for new scholars choosing this career trajectory.

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 IU School of Nursing, Broome is also a member of the Indiana University Graduate School, affiliate faculty of the Indiana University School of Bioethics associate vice president for academic affairs at Indiana University Health and deputy chair of the University Clinical Affairs Cabinet. Previously, Broome held a variety of academic appointments at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Louisville, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Rush University and the Medical College of Georgia.

"Marion is a special kind of leader, representing a unique vision, passion and commitment to excellence necessary to advance nursing and health care in the United States and beyond," said Judith A. Halstead, president of the National League for Nursing and executive associate dean for academic affairs at IU School of Nursing. “Marion has been educating nurses for over 35 years, and this particular national award is a strong testament to her impressive leadership and remarkable achievements in preparing nurses to meet the challenges of the future in the nursing profession as well as in the health care arena.”

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.

In 2012, Broome was selected for the E. Louise Grant Award from the Georgia Health Sciences University, College of Nursing Alumni Association, where she received her Bachelor of Science in nursing.

About the National League for Nursing

Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. Members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies and interested members of the public. The National League for Nursing offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants and public policy initiatives to its 28,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.