Ms. Collins began her nursing career in 1998, graduating with an Associate Nursing degree from Grayson College in Denison, Texas. She obtained her BSN from the University of Oklahoma in 1999. She returned to OU for her Masters in Nursing Education in 2006 and is currently attending the University of Alabama College of Education and the Capstone College of Nursing for her Doctorate in Education (EdD) in Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in acute medical surgical and telemetry units. She has worked in public health and home health, as well as psychiatric nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the National League for Nursing.