Michelle Collins, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, LSSBB, has been appointed vice president, Nursing Excellence & Magnet Designation. In this role, Collins provides leadership in the strategy, development and implementation of the nursing strategic plan. She promotes the innovation work of the governance councils for enhancing nursing practice and champions requests for proposals of competitive grants/awards for these initiatives. She is responsible for ensuring the infrastructure, processes and documentation for achieving Magnet® re-designation are sustained. She also is responsible for ongoing collaborative leadership with Making Tomorrow Happen in alignment with AOP goal achievement through partnerships with Quality and Safety, Patient Experience, Caregiver Experience and additional stakeholders.
Collins has more than 25 years of experience at ChristianaCare and is well prepared to strategically advance clinical nursing practice and outcomes. She has served in several progressive leadership positions in clinical care, development and education, and performance improvement work. Collins received a doctorate in nursing practice and leadership from Wilmington University, a master’s degree in adult health/Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UD. She is board certified in nursing executive leadership (advanced), nursing professional development and as an adult health CNS through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has received several awards, presented at numerous professional conferences and is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.
Collins report to Ric Cuming, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, chief nurse executive and president of HomeHealth.