His DNP is from Rush University in Chicago and his PhD is in Leadership from Andrews University.
Over the last 15 years Dr. Collins has lectured nationally and internationally (Madrid, Spain; Buea, Cameroon; Bere, Chad; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Kathmandu, Nepal, and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam) on continuing education of nurse anesthetists in developing countries, leadership, evidence-based practice, and emotional intelligence.
Dr. Collins serves as chair of the nurse anesthesia steering committee for Health Volunteers Overseas, on the Editorial Committee of the AANA Journal, on the administrative committee for Adventist Health International, and has served on the NBCRNA CPC and NCE Committees. Dr. Collins has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and is first author of a chapter in the 5th edition of Nurse Anesthesia (Hepatobiliary anesthesia) and a chapter on Nurse Anesthesia Program Admissions in A Resource for Nurse Anesthesia Educators. He has led numerous service-learning mission trips in developing countries.
Dr. Collins served as the director of the WCU anesthesia program for many years, having fulfilled roles as faculty, assistant director and then director. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Programs in the School of Nursing at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.