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Martha Dewey Bergren, PhD, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, FASHA, FAAN

Clinical Professor Emerita

Department of Population Health Nursing Science

Contact

Address:

845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

About

Dr. Bergren is nationally certified in school nursing and public health nursing.  She is the Executive Editor for the Journal of School Nursing.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, National Association of School Nurses and the American School Health Association. Her areas of expertise include leadership, population health, school nurse sensitive outcome indicators, and informatics. Her scholarship focuses on the collection and dissemination of data that supports child health in the school setting.

Selected Publications

Bergren, M.D. (2021). School nurses’ moral distress amid COVID-19 [Editorial]. The Journal of School Nursing, 37(6), 419-420. https://doi.org/10.1177/10598405211056570

Schatz, M. & Bergren, M.D. (2021). Huddle: A dose of communication. NASN School Nurse, [Online First]. https://doi.org/10.1177/1942602X211056371

Raszewski, R., Goben, A.H., Bergren, M.D., Jones, K., Ryan, C., Steffen, A., & Vonderheid, S.C. (2021). Exploring data management content in doctoral nursing handbooks. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 109, 248-257. https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2021.1115

Bergren, M.D. & Maughan, E.D. (2021). The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: School nursing research, Journal of School Nursing, 37. doi10.1177/10598405211036948

Betka, A., Bergren, M.D., & Rowen, J.L. (2021). Improving rural disaster response preparedness. Public Health Nursing, [Online First]. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12924

Bergren, M.D. (2021). Post-Covid-19: Trauma Informed Care for the school community  [Editorial]. Journal of School Nursing, 37, 145.  https://doi.org/10.1177/10598405211004709

Bergren, M.D. (2021). Scholarly publications: Policy papers, quality improvement projects, and evidence-based implementation initiatives [Editorial]. Journal of School Nursing, 37, doi:10.1177/1059840521992186

Bergren, M.D. (2021). School nursing research priorities [Editorial]. Journal of School Nursing, 37, 5. doi:10.1177/1059840520975614

Bergren, M.D. (2020).  Embracing change in the time of COVID [Editorial]. Journal of School Nursing, 36, 407-408. doi:10.1177/1059840520965379

Raszewski, R., Goben, A.H., Bergren, M.D., Jones, K., Ryan, C., Steffen, A., & Vonderheid, S.C. (2020). A survey of current practices in data management education in nursing doctoral programs. Journal of Professional Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.06.003

Bergren, M.D. & Maughan, E.D., VanDenBrink, R., Foster, B., & Carveth, L. (2020). Nursing informatics and school nursing:  Specialists wanted, NASN School Nurse, 35, doi: 10.1177/1942602X20928347

Bergren, M.D. & Maughan, E.D. (2020). Data and information literacy: A fundamental nursing competency, NASN School Nurse, 35, 140-142. https://doi.org/10.1177/1942602X20913249

Bergren, M.D., Maughan, E.D.  (2019). School nurse role in research, evidence-based practice and continuous quality improvement.  In J. Selekman, C.F. Yonkaitis, & R.A. Shannon (Eds.).  School nursing:  A comprehensive textbook (pp. 142-162).  Philadelphia:  F.A. Davis.

Bergren, M.D., & Johnson, K.H. (2019). Data sharing.  NASN School Nurse, 34. 211-213.  doi: 10.1177/1942602X19852934

Nottingham-Chapin, P.K., Baldonado, K., Bergren, M.D., Lyons, S.A., Murphy, M.K., & Bradford, G. (2019). 12 Components of a strong vision health system of care: Part 2 – Vision screening tools and procedures and vision health for children with special health care needs, NASN School Nurse, 34, 195-201.  doi: 10.1177/1942602X19851724

Moss, E.M., Bergren, M.D., & Maughan, E.D. (2019).  School nurse websites:  What do they tell us about school nurses?  Journal of School Nursing, 34, 395-400.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840519843315  [Journal of School Nursing 2020 SAGE Writing Award].

Bergren, M.D. (2019). Data governance and stewardship.  NASN School Nurse, 34, 149-151doi: 10.1177/1942602X19838798

Nottingham-Chapin, P.K., Baldonado, K., Bergren, M.D., Lyons, S.A., Murphy, M.K., & Bradford, G. (2019). 12 Components of a strong vision health system of care: Components 1 and 2 – Family education and comprehensive communication/approval process.  NASN School Nurse, 34, 145-148. doi:10.1177/1942602X19829842

Wolfe, L.C., Maughan, E.D., & Bergren, M.D. (2019). Introducing the 3S (Student – School Nurse – School Community) Model.  NASN School Nurse, 34, 31-34.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1942602X18814233

Maughan, E.D., Cowell, J.M., Engelke, M., McCarthy, A.M., Bergren, M.D., Murphy, M.K.,  Barry, C., Krause-Parello, C.A., Luthy, B.,  Kintner, E., & Vessey, J. (2018). The vital role of school nurses in ensuring the health of our nation’s youth.  Nursing Outlook, 66, 94-96. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.11.002

Bergren, M.D. (2017).  School nursing and population health:  Past, present, and future.  OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(3). doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol22No03Man03

Bergren, M.D., Maughan, E.D., Johnson, K.H., Wolfe, L.C., Watts, H.E.S., & Cole, M. (2017). Creating a culture of accurate and precise data.  NASN School Nurse, 32, 39-41. doi: 10.1177/1942602X16682733

Service to Community

2021 Member, School Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice workgroup, National Association of School Nurses.

2010-2021  Member, Children’s Vision and Eye Health & National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health Advisory Committee, Chicago, IL.

Notable Honors

2020, Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award, Pennsylvania State University Nursing Alumni Society

2019, Distinguished Alumni Award, University at Buffalo School of Nursing

2013, Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Master of Science, Child Health Nursing
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Bachelor of Science
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Licensures and Certifications

American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certified in Advanced Population Health Nursing

National Board for Certification of School Nurses, Certified in School Nursing

Type 73 School Service Personnel School Nurse, Illinois State Board of Education

Florida Registered Nurse License

Illinois Registered Nurse License

 

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Nursing

American Nurses Association

American Public Health Association

American Organization of Nurse Leaders

National Association of School Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Selected Presentations

Bergren, M.D. (2021, August). Getting the word out from front line school nurses: Lessons from Hamilton [Keynote]. Northeastern University Summer School Nurse Academy, Boston, MA.

Jones, K., Raszewski, R., Goben, A., Bergren, M.D., Ryan, C.J., Steffen, A.D., & Vonderheid, S.C. (2020, April). Current practices in data management education in nursing doctoral programs.  Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Chicago, IL.

 Bergren, M.D., Raszewski, R., Goben, A., Jones, K.L, Ryan, C.J., Steffen, A.D., & Vonderheid, S.C. (2020, January). Data management practices in colleges of nursing. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Conference, Naples, FL.

Bergren, M.D. (2019, October). Leading the transformation of health care and systems.  Chinese Nurses Association 5th Annual US Sino Summit on Nursing Management, Suzhou, China.

Bergren, M.D. (2019, October). Leading the transformation of health care and systems.  Shanghai Nursing Quality Control Center, Shanghai Nurses Association, Shanghai Hospital Association, Shanghai China.

Bergren, M.D (2019, July).  Facilitating the exchange of evidence and data for school nursing to maximize child health and education.  School Nurse International, Stockholm, Sweden.

Bergren, M.D. & Shannon, R.A. (2018, July).  If you do not know where you are going, any road will get you there. [Plenary].  National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Bergren, M.D.  & Yonkaitis, C.F. (2016, April).  Scope and practice for the school nurse. Connecting Achievement Today with Success Tomorrow. Overseas School Health Nurses Association Annual International Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Bergren, M.D. (2016, April).  School nursing leadership. Connecting Achievement Today with Success Tomorrow.  Overseas School Health Nurses Association Annual International Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Bergren, M.D. (2016, May).  Making changes in health behaviors.  Connecting Achievement Today with Success Tomorrow.  Overseas School Health Nurses Association Annual International Conference, Seoul, Korea.