Dr. Collins is a dual-board certified nurse practitioner, nurse educator, author, and mentor for nurses and DNP students. She has worked clinically as an emergency department nurse, a hospitalist nurse practitioner, and a stroke coordinator. She enjoys leading quality improvement initiatives and systems-level change and believes that nurses can make a difference beyond the bedside. She is an adjunct professor and guest speaker for nursing events and has served on medical missions to Tanzania, Peru, Trinidad, and the Philippines. Her goal is to help nurses become competent, confident, and connected and to experience a meaningful and impactful nursing career.