Michelle L. Collins, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

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Michelle L. Collins, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

Michelle L. Collins, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

Director of Nursing Professional Excellence & Magnet Recognition

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Nursing Development and Education
  • Engagement and Culture Change
  • Nursing Professional Practice
  • Nursing Development
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Professional Governance
  • Clinical Ladders

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, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

Director of Nursing Professional Excellence & Magnet Recognition

Michelle L. Collins is an expert on nursing practice, governance, and strategic planning. Collins co-led ChristianaCare's Making Tomorrow Happen effort to support employee engagement and problem-solving and lead ChristianaCare to achieve its third Magnet designation, a preeminent excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 8 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.
Event Appearances
2021-09-19, Power in the People, American Nurses Association National Conference. Orlando, FL.
2021-09-19, Nursing Professional Practice Models, 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Newark, DE.
2021-09-19, Nursing Professional Practice Models, Doctors of Nursing Practice 11th National Conference. Palm Springs, CA.
2021-09-19, Technology : Innovations that Make a Difference, American Nurses Association National Conference. Orlando, FL.
2021-09-19, Emerging Nurse Leader workshop, Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders. Bayhealth Kent Hospital. Dover, DE.
2021-09-19, Pressure Ulcers Safe Table, Washington State Hospital Association.
2021-09-19, 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

1970-01-01 , 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.