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Dr. Jennie Bergen

Assistant Professor

Office: Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education & College of Health 303
School of Nursing
College of Health



BSN, Jacksonville State University, 1985

MSN, Nursing Education, Walden University, 2012

EdD, Nursing Education, University of West Georgia, 2018

Awards and Honors

2nd Place - Poster Presentation, Georgia Association for Nursing Education, Award, 2016

Intellectual Contributions

Jennie Bergen, LaTonya R. Santo, Action Competence: A concept analysis, Nursing Forum – January 2018

Jennie Bergen, Student Identification and Demonstration of Caring Behaviors During Simulated Patient Experiences, ProQuest manuscript of Dissertation –

Jennie S Bergen, Student Identification and Demonstration of Caring Behaviors in a Simulated Environment: A Scoping Review, International Journal for Human Caring – August 2019

Victoria Foster, Elicia Collins, Dianne Nelson, Comfort Obi, Jennie Bergen, Rebecca Morgan, Susan Gronka, Angela L Hollis, Shereda Taylor, Crystal Marchant, Annette Crew-Gooden, Samina Damani, Martricia Turner, Examining the Perceptions of Clinical Competence of Undergraduate Nursing Students During the Era of Social Distancing, i-manager's Journal on Nursing –

Jennie Bergen, Self-Efficacy of Prelicensure Nursing Students During Student-led High-Fidelity Patient Simulation, i-Manager's Journal on Nursing –

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Jennie Bergen, Nurse Faculty Initiative , University of West Georgia , State, 4000 January 2017 to May 2017

Jennie Bergen, Nurse Initiative Grant, University of West Georgia, Clayton State University, 12000, Funded –  August 1 2014 to May 31 2016


Jennie Bergen, Performing Surgical Hand Scrub for Operating Room Staff, Continuing Education, Southern Regional Medical Center –  2011

Jennie Bergen, Magnesium Sulfate in Pregnancy, Annual Competency, Southern Regional Medical Center –  2012

Jennie Bergen, Smart Learning, 2014 Doctoral Symposium, The Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition –  November 1 2014

Jennie Bergen, Smart Learning: An analysis of the book - Make it Stick by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel (Pecha Kucha style), National League for Nursing Educational Summit, National League for Nursing –  2014

Jennie Bergen, Nearpod - Increase student engagement utilizing technology, GANE, Georgia Association of Nursing Education –  February 20 2015

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, Academic Strategic Alignment Committee , Committee Member –  April 2023 to Present

Department, Advancement and Progression, Committee Member –  August 8 2022 to Present

Department, Sigma Theta Tau, Administrative Assignment, Other –  January 07 2016 to May 10 2017

University, University Hearing Panel, Committee Member –  August 24 2018 to Present

College, Simulation Task Force, Attendee, Meeting –  September 1 2019 to December 10 2019

College, RN Completion , Committee Chair –  September 9 2013 to Present

Department, Sunshine Club, Program Coordinator –  August 10 2018 to August 1 2021

Service to the Profession

Officer, Treasurer, Sigma Theta Tau Xi Rho, Regional –  January 2017 to December 2017

Service to the Community

Other, Hands of Hope Clinic, Local –  September 5 2013 to May 2014

Member, Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center and Child Advocacy Center, Regional –  November 1 2018 to December 31 2023