Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS RN NCSN FNASN FASHA FAAN
Director of Advanced Population Health, Health Systems Leadership and Informatics at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Nursing
Lead faculty and coach for the Rutgers Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program. This nationally recognized fellowship program includes curriculum and opportunities designed to empower school nurses and their community/administrative partners to become leaders within their community’s educational and health services teams to improve student health practices.
Director of Population Health, Health Systems Leadership and Informatics at UIC.
Previously was the Director of Research at National Association of School Nurses
- Worked as a school nurse in 4 states and has taught school nurses at the graduate level for 15 years
- Believes nurses in schools in the communities where children live learn and play is the most cost effective strategy to develop healthy educated children
Martha has a Doctorate in Nursing Science, is a nationally certified school nurse and a nationally certified advanced public health nurse. Martha is a graduated from Penn State University and started her career at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the 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 and she is published and a frequent national speaker on these issues. She is currently the Director of Advanced Population Health, Health Systems Leadership and Informatics at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Nursing where she teaches health promotion behavior interventions and evidence based practice to doctoral students. She is also a faculty member and a coach for the Rutgers Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program where she teaches population health, school nursing, evidence-based practice, leadership and change management as part of an interprofessional faculty team.
Martha discusses the roles and responsibilities of school nurses and the challenges they face as well as the rewards involved as the most satisfied of all nursing professional choices
She also discusses the Johnson and Johnson program for educating school nurses and bringing their skills to communities across the nation.
3 Key Points:
1. School nurses need preparation as it is a very independent role.
2. The job responsibilities are broad and challenging often take care of very ill children; and therefore must have good judgement and have solid skills.
3. Extremely rewarding due to the broad impact on the health and well-being of thousands of children and families versus one at a time in other pediatric settings.
Date Aired: January, 2016
Radnor Studio 21