The School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership would like to show our appreciation to all of the Nursing Faculty for their time and dedication this academic year. A special thank you goes out to Jane Bergland and Terry Dobmeier as their careers at Minnesota State University Moorhead come to a close at the end of the semester. We wish you both well on your next endeavors!
Jane Bergland, PhD, RN CNE, will be retiring after 15 years at MSUM. She received her undergraduate degree for Jamestown College, Masters from the U of MN, and PhD from UND. Jane began her career at the University of MN Hospital in neurosurgery where she worked for 4 years. After marrying her husband, Bill, whose career is with Cenex-Land o Lakes and requires moving, Jane has worked in long term care facilities in both Benson and Cambridge. She worked as a public health nurse in Mahnomen as well as a school nurse in Braham, MN.
Finally settling in Moorhead, Jane worked as the Health Specialist Coordinator for Migrant Head Start for seven years. Her teaching career began when she filled in for faculty at NDSU and Concordia. Jane’s first full time teaching job in nursing was with M State where she was the satellite coordinator for the ADRN Fergus Falls program in Moorhead. After 1 year, Jane was hired by MSUM in 1999.
Jane’s most memorable moments of teaching have been taking nursing students to Nicaragua for the past 14 years. Jane has enjoyed working with all faculty members and students. Jane and Bill Bergland have three grown children, Johanna, Tomas and Jodi.
Terry Dobmeier, MS, CNS, will be moving on after dedicating 8 years to MSUM. Terry began her nursing education at Indiana Wesleyan University where she received her undergraduate degree. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota, receiving her Masters of Nursing. She also attended the University of North Dakota in preparation for her CNS certification.
Terry gained psychiatric experience through her employment at St. Mary’s Medical Hospital (Rochester, MN) and Mercy Medical Center (Coon Rapids, MN) where she was employed for a total of 5 years. Terry than worked as nurse educator at North Dakota State University before transitioning into a role at Sanford Health Systems (Fargo, ND) where she acted as the Lead RN in the development of a new Eating Disorder and Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program. Terry’s leadership role at Sanford broadened as she became Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit.
Soon Terry found herself working as a nurse educator once again, this time at Minnesota State University Moorhead. During her time at MSUM, Terry not only acted as an instructor, she also provided mental health services to students through the MSUM Hendrix Clinic & Counseling Center. After 8 years of dedication, Terry will be greatly missed at MSUM.