“The best part of being a nurse practitioner is working with patients and families to form relationships focusing on health, wellness, and quality of life. The science of evidenced-based care must be blended with the art of respecting patient’s perceptions, cultures, and autonomy.”

Board Certification

  • Nurse Practitioner

Education

Graduate School

George Mason University
Family Nurse Practitioner
Fairfax, VA

Undergraduate School

Angelo State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
San Angelo, TX

Professional Association

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Member

Personal Interests

Hiking, cooking, spending time with family, and traveling.

Biography

After many years as a critical care nurse, Dr. Collins decided to change her focus from crisis management in critical care to wellness and prevention throughout a lifespan in family practice. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Family Practice from George Mason University in 2015. She joined Fairfax Family Practice in 2018.