Angela Smith Collins, DSN, RN, CCNS, ACNS, BC

Angela Smith Collins

Clinical Professor

Dr. Collins is a Clinical Professor of Nursing with focus in critical care, pharmacology, intraoperative nursing, and adult health. She received her AS and BSN from Samford University in 1976 and 1977, and earned her MSN from Medical College of Georgia in 1978. She completed her DSN from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1991. Dr. Collins has more than three decades of clinical nursing experience. She has published in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacology, post anesthesia care, and pathophysiology. She also speaks locally, regionally, and nationally on topics of clinical relevance to post-anesthesia care, and gastrointestinal physiology. She has more than two decades of experience as a Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a Critical Care Nurse Specialist. Additionally, she is board certified as a moderate sedation registered nurse. Dr. Collins serves the college by teaching and providing advanced practice nursing resources throughout Alabama. She retains her clinical contribution by working at Baptist Princeton as the clinical nurse specialist to the surgical service line.

She is active in the American Association of Critical Care Nursing. She is the recipient of the Baptist Health System of Alabama Mission Awards of Excellence and Resourcefulness in both 1998 and 2000. In 2005 the Board of Visitors for the Capstone College of Nursing presented Dr. Collins with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. The American Association of Critical Care Nurse awarded her the National Excellence in Teaching Award also in 2005. In 2011 she was honored as a nurse who demonstrated “Courage to Care” by Samford University which is a designation for a nurse alumnus who is considered a role model in the practice of the nursing arts.

Dr. Collins assisted in the production of technology product produced at CCN called Clinical Decisions: Patient Outcomes. This CD is a cooperative effort of the following CCN staff and faculty: Thomas Little, Patrick McIntyre, Angela Collins, Ann Graves, and Becky Edwards. This CD is the recipient of the Alabama League of Nursing Excellence in Education award the Region 8 Sigma Theta Tau award for technology.