Rhonda Collins

MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera

Rhonda Collins, DPN, 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 doctorate of nursing practice from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and 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

Hospital Communication: How Many Apps Does It Take to Make a Phone Call?

1 Doctor, 1 Patient, 5 Apps: A True Tale

A physician needed to perform emergency surgery at a hospital that was in the same large integrated delivery...

Hospital Communication: How Many Apps Does It Take to Make a Phone Call?

1 Doctor, 1 Patient, 5 Apps: A True Tale

A physician needed to perform emergency surgery at a hospital that was in the same large integrated delivery...

Healthcare Communication: 5 Simplified Workflows, 135 Seconds – Watch

Watch the Stunning Simplicity of Vocera Nurse-Physician Communication

This video tells...

Healthcare Communication: 5 Simplified Workflows, 135 Seconds – Watch

Watch the Stunning Simplicity of Vocera Nurse-Physician Communication

This video tells...

How Digital Technology is Transforming Healthcare and the Practice of Nursing – and What to Do About It

Each year coinciding with Nurses Week, I write a CNO Perspective report in which I examine a topic that I believe to be of current importance to nurse leaders. 

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How Digital Technology is Transforming Healthcare and the Practice of Nursing – and What to Do About It

Each year coinciding with Nurses Week, I write a CNO Perspective report in which I examine a topic that I believe to be of current importance to nurse leaders. 

...

Magnet Hospitals and Shared Governance: Empowering Frontline Nurses

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference is convening in Houston this week.

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional...

4 Steps to Address The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert on Hand-Off Communication

“I’m bringing a patient up,” says Mark Frye, a nurse in the PACU. “Ted Jones, 33 years old. He came in through the ED. We believe he was in a motor vehicle collision. He has an open compound fracture of the left femur with external repair. He remains unresponsive with a head injury...

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 what...

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...

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