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DURHAM, N.C. – Marion E. Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a nationally renowned leader in the nursing field, has been named dean of the Duke University School of Nursing. In addition, Broome will become associate vice president of academic affairs for nursing at Duke University Health System (DUHS).
 
Broome, currently dean of Indiana University School of Nursing, will join Duke on Aug. 1, 2014.
 
“Marion Broome is one of the foremost leaders in nursing in this country, and we are delighted she will be joining the Duke School of Nursing and the health system at a time of exciting challenges in health care education, research and care delivery, and the need for better integration of these missions,” said Victor J. Dzau, M.D., chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System.
 
“Dr. Broome brings valuable experience in managing a complex system and aligning nursing academics with care delivery, having served as the dean of a highly regarded nursing school as well as associate vice president for academic affairs at Indiana University Health System,” Dzau said. “Her skills as a proven leader are exactly the qualities we sought in bringing her to Duke.”
 
Broome has served as dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing since 2004. Regarded as a national leader in pediatric nursing, Broome has received research funding from the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, and private foundations.
 
“Nursing is becoming ever more important in the changing landscape of contemporary health care, and Duke's School of Nursing has assumed a leadership role in this development,” said Richard H. Brodhead, president, Duke University.  “Marion Broome is wonderfully well equipped to continue the school's upward trajectory, and we are delighted to welcome her to Duke.”
 
Broome’s primary area of research is in pain interventions for children, but she has also honed expertise in research ethics related to the informed consent of children in research, research misconduct in clinical trials, and ethical dilemmas in publishing.
 
Broome has published more than 90 journal papers. She also has published five books and 15 chapters in books and consumer publications, and is currently 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.
 
“Duke University School of Nursing is a prestigious school with a rich tradition of strong leadership in research and education,” Broome said. “It is very clear that the faculty and staff are dedicated and passionate about what they do, and that directly translates to their students and colleagues in practice. I am honored to join the Duke University health team as dean, and am excited about the possibilities for preparing the next generation of nurse leaders.”
 
Broome succeeds Catherine Gilliss, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, who announced in September she would not seek another term as dean after serving 10 years in the post. Under Gilliss’s leadership, the Duke University School of Nursing has become a leading academic nursing and research institution, ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is also No. 11 among nursing schools receiving NIH funding.
 
The school has also more than doubled the size of its student enrollment and faculty in the past decade, and now offers doctoral programs and masters level specialization.
 
James Tulsky, M.D., professor of medicine and nursing, chief of Duke Palliative Care and chair of the search committee to name Gilliss’ replacement, said Broome quickly rose to the top of the list of candidates as a leader who could continue the trajectory of success at the school.
 
“She is an out-of-the-box thinker who has a strong reputation for collaboration and relationship building,” Tulsky said. “She has a tremendous sense of what it means to be a leader, and that makes her uniquely qualified to advance the tremendous progress that has been the story of the School of Nursing in the past decade.”
 
Broome earned her nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia, a master’s degree in family health nursing from the University of South Carolina, and her doctorate in child and family development from the University of Georgia. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Broome was selected as the Outstanding Alumnus for Georgia Health Sciences University-Nursing, Augusta, Georgia, and given the National League of Nursing Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education.
 
In addition to Broome’s appointment at the school of nursing, Dzau announced that Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, FAAN, vice president of patient care and system chief nurse executive for DUHS, was also named associate dean of clinical affairs in the school of nursing.
 
The appointments are structured to enhance the partnership and alignment between the health system and the school of nursing.
 
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