Dr. Linda Bergstrom, a former faculty member in the ECU College of Nursing, was one of ten inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives at the organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio, May 25.
Selection as a fellow is reserved for those midwives who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, clinical excellence, scholarship and professional achievement both within and outside of the midwifery profession.
Bergstrom was one of the first faculty members in the new midwifery education program at East Carolina University. She has served on the American Council for Midwifery Education as a senior site visitor since 1994 and has been an active member of her local ACNM chapters. She has served the organization as a member of the board of governors, program committee, division of education and preceptor support section.
She is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Columbia University and the University of Colorado, where she completed her doctoral work and her midwifery education. In addition to ECU, she engaged in clinical practice and midwifery education at the University of Colorado and the Indian Health Service in Rosebud, S.D.
Bergstrom has impacted midwifery through her exceptional scholarly work and publications, particularly in the area of second stage labor care. She has a reputation as an excellent mentor to midwifery students.
She is now a clinical associate professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she teaches research methods and guides graduate students in midwifery and other majors.