Cynthia R. Collins, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, GNP
Director of Curricular Innovation
Dr. Collins is an Associate Professor and the Director of Curricular Innovation for the College. She received her BSN from Niagara University in New York and a dual MSN in Community Health and Adult-Geriatric Primary Care, as well as a PhD in Nursing Science, from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Dr. Collins is an experienced educator of nurses at the BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD levels. As an instructor, she has a good deal of experience with distance/online learning. She has been a program coordinator for five MSN programs as well as an innovator and consultant for Adult/Geriatric DNP programs across a variety of Universities.
In addition to teaching, she has delivered over 40 professional presentations and workshops, journals and book chapters. She is also a past board member of Sigma Theta Tau and serves on peer review committees for international and national journals and conferences. Dr. Collins has HRSA and VA grant writing experience. Her areas of research include health promotion and familial support for an aging population, as well as methodologies for teaching, curriculum development and evaluation. Dr. Collins is a site visitor and nursing program evaluator for institutions seeking CCNE national accreditation. She also takes great pride in having been a veteran of the USAF Nurse Corps.