Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN


Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years and the chief nursing officer at Vocera since 2014. Prior to being a clinical expert for the technology industry, she held several leadership positions in hospitals across Texas, including Vice President for Women and Children’s Services at Baylor University Medical Center. As the CNO at Vocera, Dr. Collins works with nurses, physicians, IT professionals and other hospital leaders around the world to improve the lives of patients, families, and care teams. Throughout her career, Dr. Collins has been on a mission to elevate the voices of nurses and co-founded the American Nurse Project. She earned her doctor of nursing practice from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Articles by Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN

Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 – What’s Your Story?

When 2020 was designated the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,“ no one could have predicted that this fateful year would give us so many reasons to honor nurses and other frontline heroes.

Regardless of the…

Enabling Safety and Quality Care

A 3-Point Strategy to Help Strengthen Nurse Resiliency

Each May, I write a CNO Perspective report on a topic that’s top of mind for nurse leaders. Last year, I wrote about reducing cognitive load for nurses and other healthcare professionals. I’ve spent the past year speaking and…

Enabling Safety and Quality Care
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