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Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

College of Nursing
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My research focus surrounds issues of urinary incontinence in men, women and children and the use of biofeedback as an intervention. Continued psychometric evaluation of the Broome Pelvic Muscle Self-efficacy Scale is an area of continuous research.

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, MSN, Kent State University, BSN, Kent State University
Incontinence, Psychometrics and scale development, Mentoring, Cultural Diversity, Nursing
  • Alexaitis, I. & Broome, B. (July/September 2014). Implementation of a nurse-driven protocol to prevent catheter associated urinary tract infections. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(3), 245-151.
  • Olmsted, K. L., & Broome, B. (2013). Orems’s Theory in Contemporary Urologic Nursing. Society of Urologic Nursing Core Curriculum.
  • Broome, B. (2013). Urologic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (Contributor). Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates.
  • Broome, B. (2012, Fall). Perseverance. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 19(3), 71.
  • Broome, B. (2012, Spring). Health care and cultural needs of a client population. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 19(1), 3.
  • Broome, B., & Williams-Evans, S. (2011, October). Bullying in a caring profession. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 4(10), 30-35.
  • Warren, B., & Broome, B. (March-April 2011). The culture of mental illness in adolescents with urologic dysfunction (CNE). Urologic Nursing, 31(2).
  • Broome, B. (2011, Fall). We rise…In the face of adversity. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 18(3), 70.
  • Broome, B. (2010, Winter). The focus is education. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 17(4).
  • Broome, B. (2010, Fall). Quilts. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 17(3).
  • Broome, B. (2009, Fall). The future of health care for diverse clients. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 16(3), 91.
  • Broome, B. (2008, summer). Diversity Challenges. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 15(2), 55.
  • Zoucha, R., & Broome, B. (2008, April). The significance of culture in nursing: Examples from the Mexican-American culture and knowing the unknown. [Column: Culture and Diversity Issues]. Urologic nursing, 28(2), 140-142.
American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Association of Black Nursing Faculty, National Black Nurses Association, Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • University of South Alabama Faculty Senate 50 Outstanding Faculty Member (May, 2013)
  • University of South Alabama 50 Outstanding Research, Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments (May, 2013)
  • Labrae High School Alumni Hall of Fame (January 2013).
  • World Wide Who’s Who (2013).
  • Hannah Mullins School of Practical Nursing (August 2012). Commencement Speaker for 100th Graduating Class.
  • Sigma Theta Tau-Zeta Gamma Chapter (May, 2012). Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
  • Kent State University-Trumbull Campus. Invited Commencement Speaker (2011, May 7).
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2008).
  • Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2006)
  • Young Publisher Award. Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. (2006).
  • Leadership Baldwin County. University of South Alabama and Baldwin County United. Baldwin County, AL. (2005 - 2006).
  • Manchester Honor’s Edition. Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Nursing. (2005).
  • Fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH Summer Training Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions. (2001).
  • President’s Award. Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. (2001).
  • Distinguished Alumni Award. Kent State University - College of Nursing. (2000).
Research Institutes and Initiatives
Healthy Communities Research Initiative