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

Nurses Are Calling for Innovation. Let’s Listen.

Each year around International Nurses Day, I release a CNO Perspective report that focuses on an issue that’s emerged as top of mind for the nurse leaders I’ve partnered and consulted with throughout the year. This year’s report is a response to the challenges of nurse fatigue and the need to…

Enhancing Care with Technology
nurses working, patient in bed vocera CNO report

Healthcare Workplace Violence. Staffing Pressures. We Have Solutions.

Hospital leaders are facing staffing pressures like we’ve never seen before. At the same time, violence against healthcare workers is on the rise.

Our new eGuide showcases five healthcare organizations that are using Vocera solutions to ease the burden of patient care workflows and…

Enabling Safety and Quality Care
Nurse wearing mask and Vocera Minibadge

Simplifying Communication, Protecting Staff During COVID-19

As hospital leaders continue to cope with COVID-19 surges and increasingly severe staffing pressures, I thought there would be value in sharing some ways Vocera customers have used our communication technology to ease the hard work of patient care.

Under conditions that have left far too…

Enhancing Care with Technology