Protect Nurses: Reduce Workplace Violence


Learning Outcome: 100% of learners will self-report an increase in knowledge of nursing workplace violence and strategies to address workplace violence in their practice

Criteria for Successful Completion: Watch view entire session and complete the evaluation activity to earn 1.0 Contact Hour. 

Expiration date: 9/1/2022

There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.

This webinar is presented by Dr. Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN

The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

​Rhonda Collins


Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, began her nursing career more than 30 years ago in Labor and Delivery, caring for high-risk mothers and their babies. After 10 years in direct care for patients, she assumed leadership positions in several hospitals across Texas.  She was Vice President for Women and Children’s Services at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas when she made the decision to enter the healthcare business industry as a clinical subject matter expert. 

In 2003, Dr. Collins joined Cardinal Health/ALARIS Medical Systems in San Diego, California, where she held several executive positions. For nearly 10 years, she managed and supported business development and client relations focused on medication safety for the Clinical Technology and Services business unit, known as CareFusion

After her tenure at CareFusion, Dr. Collins became the Vice President of Nursing at Masimo Corporation in Irvine California, and then Vice President and Business Manager for Fresenius Kabi, USA, LLC in Schaumburg, Illinois, where she managed a medical device through FDA clearance and launched it in the U.S. market. 

In 2012, Dr. Collins co-founded The American Nurse Project dedicated to telling the stories of nurses all across the country. Since 2014, Dr. Collins has served as the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Vocera Communications, Inc., a leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions that improve care team collaboration, and the patient, family and staff experience.

Dr. Collins was named a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing in 2019 and has earned several industry accolades. Is 2020 she was named a “Top 25 Woman Leader in Healthcare Software” by The Healthcare Technology Report and a “Woman to Watch in Health IT” by Becker’s Hospital Review.  In 2019 she was recognized as a Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal and one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management. Additionally, she has made Becker’s Hospital Review “Woman in MedTech to Know” and “Female Healthcare IT Leaders to Know” lists in 20192018 and 2017.

Dr. Collins earned her bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Nursing practice from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas. She is a frequent speaker on the evolving role of nurses, the importance of communication, and how to use technology to improve care team collaboration.

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