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Carole Staley Collins, M.S.N., Ph.D.

Nursing | Course Writer, Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership – University of Maryland; College Park Community Health Nursing – University of Texas Health Science Center; San Antonio, Texas
B.S. in Nursing – Georgetown University; Washington, D.C.
Direct commission into the USAF Nurse Corps after Medical ICU at Washington Hospital Center in D.C. While on active duty she completed a Masters of Science in Nursing and served in multiple Nurse Manager roles at small and larger military medical facilities and other unusual positions: Flight Nurse/Instructor in 3 aircraft doing medical airlift operations through the 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron in Rhein Main AB, Germany, Infection Control/Utilization Review, Base Wellness Coordinator, Cuban Refugee Relief Operation (temporary duty at Eglin AFB, FL). Entire family evacuated from Homestead AFB following H. Andrew and reassigned to Hill AFB in Utah. As Hospital Education Coordinator finished a twenty-year AF career with many honors.

Carole began teaching Community Health Nursing and Wellness at Westminster College of Nursing in Salt Lake City and continued teaching at various universities off and on until completing a Ph.D. Her longest recent employment: Nurse Care Manager, University of Maryland School of Nursing Governor's Wellmobile program (a mostly grant-funded mobile Primary Care Clinic for the underserved) and part-time Home Care Coordinator/Discharge Planner for Johns Hopkins Home Care Group at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. She continues with Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Adjunct Faculty II at University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Carole is bilingual in Spanish, enjoys travel, gardening, swimming and reading. She continues volunteer work with local organizations after beginning as Literacy volunteer tutor and then a Red Cross Volunteen at Gorgas Hospital in Panama City, Panama during high school.