Andrea Collins, DNP, NP-C
Andrea Collins is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the graduate program at Samford University, and a practicing family nurse practitioner with DNP, MSN, BSN, and ASN degrees from Samford University. Her clinical experience in adult primary care and chronic pain management has focused heavily on integrating traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine strategies and practitioners in a holistic approach to patient care. Her increased interprofessional collaboration efforts identified the need for a heavier emphasis on interprofessional education throughout the health sciences. Dr. Collins is a founding member of the interprofessional education team at Samford which initiated a 2 year pilot program with pharmacy faculty members to increase collaborative efforts between pharmacy and family nurse practitioner students. She and her colleagues have presented the initial results of this ongoing pilot program at numerous education conferences.