Rhonda Collins | Vocera

Rhonda Collins

MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera

Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, has been Vocera’s chief nursing officer since 2014. She is passionate about working in an environment with a culture and products that she views as supporting the greater good. As CNO, she is responsible for working with nursing leadership groups globally; she values interacting with people all over the world who share her life’s mission to make healthcare better. She held the position of vice president at several organizations, and founded the American Nurse Project. A registered nurse for 28 years, Rhonda holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been with Vocera since 2014. 

Articles by Rhonda Collins

It’s More Than a Mobile Strategy, It’s a Change to Clinical Practice: Read the CNO Perspective

A CNO I know was part of a team of hospital leaders who had the goal of making it easier for clinicians to communicate. On the heels of what seemed like years of constant change and pushing for adoption of new or updated technologies, the hospital inserted smart phones into the patient-care...

Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow’s Clinicians

... and how today’s healthcare technologies are already relieving the pain

When it comes to clinical communications and workflow, today’s headaches could become tomorrow’s – but they don’t have to. In our new eGuide, we look at four key...

Secure Texting of Orders is Still “Out”; Safe, Effective Mobile Order Entry is Still “In”

After months of deliberating (six, to be exact), The Joint Commission (TJC) and U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued final guidance regarding secure texting options for provider order entry. While the statement was not what we were hoping for, it is...

How to Get Physicians to Adopt New Technology

Yesterday I met with a CNO at a hospital. Very much on her mind was one of her biggest burdens – preparing to get physicians on board with a new communication protocol. It’s no secret that hospitals struggle with physician adoption of many kinds of new technology.


Improving Safety for Hospitals and Patients


The National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month. Effective communication is essential to safety in healthcare environments. Medical errors are the third leading cause of...

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