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Michelle L. Collins, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC - ChristianaCare. Wilmington, DE, US

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

Director of Nursing Professional Excellence & Magnet Recognition | ChristianaCare

Wilmington, DE, UNITED STATES

Michele Collins is a national nursing expert on how to build successful and supportive patient care infrastructures.

Biography

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.

Areas of Expertise (8)

Nursing Development and Education

Engagement and Culture Change

Nursing Professional Practice

Nursing Development

Nursing

Nursing Education

Nursing Professional Governance

Clinical Ladders

Education (3)

Wilmington University: D.N.P., Nursing Practice and Leadership 2018

University of Delaware: MSN, Adult Nursing Health 2009

University of Delaware: BSN, Nursing 1991

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Christiana Care Virtual Reality at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute Making Tomorrow Happen - Huddles

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Selected Papers and Publications (3)

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.

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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

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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.

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Event Appearances (7)

Power in the People

Strategic Planning in Shared Governance to Improve Work Environments  American Nurses Association National Conference. Orlando, FL.

2019-04-01

Nursing Professional Practice Models

Impact on Medical Nurse Empowerment and Job Satisfaction  13th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Newark, DE.

2018-11-01

Nursing Professional Practice Models

Impact on Medical Nurse Empowerment and Job Satisfaction  Doctors of Nursing Practice 11th National Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

2018-09-01

Technology : Innovations that Make a Difference

Using Technology to Increase Staff Engagement in Professional Practice  American Nurses Association National Conference. Orlando, FL.

2018-03-01

Emerging Nurse Leader workshop

Healthy Work Environment  Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders. Bayhealth Kent Hospital. Dover, DE.

2018-02-01

Pressure Ulcers Safe Table

WSHA Partnership for Patients  Washington State Hospital Association.

2017-07-01

Evidence-Based Leadership

Nurses as Change Agents  Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders Summit. Newark, DE.

2017-05-01

Research Focus (2)

Journal for Nursing Administration

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

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.