Michelle L. Collins, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, LSSBB

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Michelle L. Collins, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, LSSBB

Michelle L. Collins, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, LSSBB

Vice President, Nursing Professional Excellence

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Clinical Nursing Advancement
  • Magnet Designation
  • Virtual Acute Care
  • Nursing Professional Governance
  • Nursing Innovation
  • Development and Education

Education

  • D.N.P., Nursing Practice and Leadership, Wilmington University
  • MSN, Adult Nursing Health, University of Delaware
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Delaware

Michelle L. Collins, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, LSSBB

Vice President, Nursing Professional Excellence

Michelle L. Collins leads ChristianaCare's systemwide efforts to support nursing practice innovation and problem-solving. She also has led ChristianaCare to achieve its third Magnet designation, a preeminent excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 9 percent of the nation’s hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet designation. ChristianaCare has earned Magnet designation for Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, Ambulatory Services, and ChristianaCare HomeHealth.

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Selected Papers and Publications

Improving Nursing Knowledge of Alcohol Withdrawal: Second Generation Education Strategies

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
2015
Christiana Care Health System implemented a Care Management Guideline for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptom Management, which provided direction for inpatient screening for alcohol withdrawal risk, assessment, and treatment. Nurses educated on its use expressed confusion with the use of the assessment tools, pharmacokinetics, and pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens.

All the World's a Stage: Integrating Theater and Medicine for Interprofessional Team Building in Physician and Nurse Residency Programs

Ochsner Journal
2012
To facilitate the delivery of excellent patient care, physician-nurse teams must work in a collaborative manner. We found that venues for the joint training of physician-nurse teams to foster collaboration are insufficient. We developed a novel interprofessional experience in which resident physicians and nurse residents practiced communication and collaboration skills involving a simulated alcohol withdrawal patient care scenario

All the World's a Stage: Integrating Theater and Medicine for Interprofessional Team Building in Physician and Nurse Residency Programs

Ochsner Journal
2012
To facilitate the delivery of excellent patient care, physician-nurse teams must work in a collaborative manner. We found that venues for the joint training of physician-nurse teams to foster collaboration are insufficient. We developed a novel interprofessional experience in which resident physicians and nurse residents practiced communication and collaboration skills involving a simulated alcohol withdrawal patient care scenario.
External Service and Affiliations
  • President-elect Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Delaware Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association with specific focus in Nursing innovation
Event Appearances
2019-04-01, Power in the People, American Nurses Association National Conference. Orlando, FL.
2018-11-01, Nursing Professional Practice Models, 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Newark, DE.
2018-09-01, Nursing Professional Practice Models, Doctors of Nursing Practice 11th National Conference. Palm Springs, CA.
2018-03-01, Technology : Innovations that Make a Difference, American Nurses Association National Conference. Orlando, FL.
2018-02-01, Emerging Nurse Leader workshop, Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders. Bayhealth Kent Hospital. Dover, DE.
2017-07-01, Pressure Ulcers Safe Table, Washington State Hospital Association.
2017-05-01, Evidence-Based Leadership, Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders Summit. Newark, DE.
Research Focus

Journal for Nursing Administration

1970-01-01 , Using a lean six sigma approach to yield sustained pressure ulcer prevention for complex critical care patients
2016
Healthcare Business Insights: Information technology Academy 2015 Achieving patient engagement through technology
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
2015 Improving Nursing Knowledge of Alcohol Withdrawal: Second Generation Education Strategies
Christiana Care Health System implemented a Care Management Guideline for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptom Management, which provided direction for inpatient screening for alcohol withdrawal risk, assessment, and treatment. Nurses educated on its use expressed confusion with the use of the assessment tools, pharmacokinetics, and pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens.

Ochsner Journal

2024-05-29 , All the World's a Stage: Integrating Theater and Medicine for Interprofessional Team Building in Physician and Nurse Residency Programs
2012
To facilitate the delivery of excellent patient care, physician-nurse teams must work in a collaborative manner. We found that venues for the joint training of physician-nurse teams to foster collaboration are insufficient. We developed a novel interprofessional experience in which resident physicians and nurse residents practiced communication and collaboration skills involving a simulated alcohol withdrawal patient care scenario.