Name: Dr. Anita Collins. PhD, RN, RM.
Present Address: Muhima, Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa
Date of Birth: 23 June 1957
Place of Birth: Bangalore, India
Languages or Dialects Spoken: English, Hindi, Tamil, German
Hobbies: Guitar, skiing, horse riding, reading
Dates Institutions and location Degree conferred Subject
Title and status
August 1975-79 College of Nursing, B.Sc Nursing Nursing
Armed Forces Medical college
June 1985-87 LT college of Nursing M.Sc Nursing CVTS Nursing
SNDT Women’s University
June 2007-12 William Carey University PhD Nursing Education
Principal positions held
1979-1992-Indian Military Nursing Service (Lieutenant in-charge of Surgical/Medical/ Maternity wards and ICU, Officer in-charge of Technical School for Nursing Assistants, Nursing course for NCC students( 92 Base Hospital APO). (Captain in-charge of Surgical/Medical/ Maternity wards and ICU, Officer in-charge of Medical Assistants, Officer in Charge – Home Nursing Course for Sea cadets Member medical cover team to head of states during the CHOGM Goa, medical cover to victims of liquor tragedy Vipeen Island, Kerala, Clinical Instructor, Indian Naval Hospital Ship Sanjivini, School of Nursing, Sister Tutor – Indian Naval Hospital Ship Ashvini School of Nursing).
Relinquished commission as Major from Military Nursing Service in 1992.
1996- Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Nursing Education, Panaji, Goa
Sep 1996 – May 1997 and Jun 1998 – May 2004-Lecturer, LT College of Nursing, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai at post graduate and undergraduate levels in Medical Surgical Nursing subjects. Among other responsibilities initiated the Alumni Association ‘Tharagan’ of the LT College of Nursing, SNDT Women’s University and coordinated of Research workshop.
Jul 2004 – Jul 2005-Director, Sunesis, CGFNS Coaching Institute, Vishakhapatnam.
June 2005 – October 2005-Nursing Director Lazarus Hospital Visakhapatnam & Principal School of Nursing Lazarus Hospital.
October 2005 – June 2009-Principal Manisha College of Nursing, Visakhapatnam, NTR University of Health Sciences. Coordinated the TNAI Centenary Celebrations (AP State Branch) at Visakhapatnam in 2008 attended by about 1500 participants from across Andhra Pradesh.
September 2009 to March 2011-Principal KVS College of Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Evaluator of Dissertation of MSc Medical Surgical Nursing students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2010.
Apr 2011 to Apr 2012-Professor cum Principal (Medical Surgical Nursing), Fortis Institute of Nursing, Mulund Mumbai, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
May 2012 to Jul 2014-Head – Fortis Academy of Nursing (India). This included the Fortis School of Nursing in Mohali Haryana, Fortis college of nursing in Bangalore Karnataka and Fortis Institute of nursing, Mulund, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Among other responsibilities organized international workshop on” Building Nurse Leaders using SNL: A nexus of nursing practice, education, research & technology development…. to unify nurses” for nurse leaders from western region of Fortis Healthcare and rganized a two day International workshop on” Building Nurse Leaders using SNL: A nexus of nursing practice, education, research & technology development…. to unify nurses” for nurse leaders from Mumbai region. Introduced Standardized Nursing Language in the colleges and implemented it in 2 hospitals of the Fortis chain of hospitals
Aug 2014 to July 2015-Partner to Director of Rwamagana School of Nursing and Midwifery Rwanda, New York University. This position included among other responsibilities transferring skills to the Director and proving assistance to the coordinator of year two of Advanced Diploma in nursing in the subject Medical Nursing Surgical.
Aug 2015 to date -Training Specialist for Master’s in Nursing program, New York University and SNM, CMHS Rwanda. This position included among other responsibilities, establishing eight tracks Master’s in Nursing program.
Awards and Scholarship
2010-North American Nursing Diagnosis Association – International. (NANDA – I) Foundation Research Grant Award
May 2010-T Heather Heardman Scholarship
2011-13- Nominated to elected office of Sigma Theta Thau Honor society by the Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee, STTI.
Nov 2013-Selected by the Sigma Theta Tau International Task Force on Legacy to present a Special Session at the Convention in Indianapolis.
2016-Unique Contribution Award, North American Nursing Diagnosis Association – Intentional.(NANDA-I)
Scholarly Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Effect of Continuing Nursing Education on Nurses’ Attitude toward And Accuracy of Nursing Diagnosis” selected to be published in peer reviewed journal: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, IJNT-1237 Online publication.
Evidence Based Practice: Valuable and Successful Examples from Nursing and Midwifery in Rwanda. Rwanda Journal Series F: Medicine and Health Sciences Vol. 2 No. 2, 2015
Member Education and Research Committee Member – North American Nursing Diagnosis Association – International. (NANDA – I). 2010-2014.
Member Upsilon X1 At Large, Swansea and Cardiff University Chapter Sigma Theta Thau International
Member Globalization Task Force Sigma Theta Thau International
Life Member Trained Nurses Association of India. (TNAI)
Life Member of Asian Forum of Cardiac Nurses
Associate Life Member – Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses.
Member of Alumni Association – LT College of Nursing, SNDT University Mumbai.
Member of Alumni Association – College of Nursing, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
Presentations, Resource Person of Seminars and Workshops
Workshop ‘Nursing supervision – Preceptorship and Mentorship’ at LT College of Nursing, SNDT Women’s University in 2000
Workshop- ‘Capacity Building’- Vishakapatnam-2007
Workshop – ‘Save lives, make hospitals safe in emergencies’ – Vishakhapatnam 2008
Nursing Conclave – Nursing-Defining New Frontiers-Confederation of Indian Industries, Mumbai, March 2010
Workshop-Practicing Nurses: Improving Attitude and Accuracy in Nursing Diagnosis, Vikram Hospital Bangalore, December 2010.
National Level Workshop on ‘Standardized Nursing Language and Accuracy in Nursing Diagnosis’ conducted by RVS College of Nursing at Sulur Coimbatore on 6 & 7 Jan 2011.
National Level Workshop on ‘Nursing Process and its Implications’ conducted by Eashwari Bai Memorial College of Nursing Secunderabad 22 & 23 July 2011.
31 October 2011- Resource person in the International conference “Transforming Nursing Challenges into opportunities”. SNDT University, Mumbai.
09 & 10 Mar 2012. Resource person for In-service education on Standardized Nursing language for doctoral and post graduate nurse educators of College of Nursing, Bharathi Viya Peeth , Pune India.
29 to 30 Jan 2013- Standardized Nursing Language to Harmonize Nursing in Rwanda- a workshop for nurse representatives from the Rwamanagana, Kabgayi, Byumba, Nyagatare, Gitwe schools of Nursing of Rwanda.
25-27 July 2013- Resource person for the international conference: Global Nursing. Bharathi Viya Peeth , Pune, India
6-7 September 2013. Indian Red Cross Scoiety. International Conference on Nursing Education. Panchgani, India.
11 t-12 April 2016-Workshop for MSN Medical Surgical Track -Advanced Nursing Process”, CMHS. Rwanda
June 2016- Workshop for Bachelors in nursing students on Nursing Process, CMHS, Rwanda
2010-Nursing student: Improving accuracy of and attitude to nursing diagnoses. AENTDE/NANDA-I international conference, Madrid, Spain.
October 2011-‘Molding graduate nurses through nursing curriculum’ at the International conference, L. T College of Nursing SNDT Women’s university Mumbai.
October 10, 2010-Advancing Nursing in India to Doctoral faculty and Doctoral students of City University New York, USA.
24-26 May 2012-Practicing Nurses: Improving Attitude and Accuracy in Nursing Diagnosis- paper presentation at the 40th Biennial NANDA-I Conference. Houston, Texas USA.
February 2014- Theory to Practice-Realm & Reality. National Nursing Conference. Armed Forces Medical College Pune, India.
Nov 2014-Sigma Theta Thau Honor Society 42nd biennial convention. Legacy Building: Telling stories that inspire (India). Indianapolis. USA.
January 2015-Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Midwifery: Success stories from Educating and Implementing EBP. International Conference. Kigali, Rwanda.
5 March 2010- Nursing Conclave ‘Nursing – Defining New Frontier. Confederation of Indian Industries.
Symposium on Nursing care of HIV/AIDS patients at Homi Bhaba Auditorium. Mumbai, India.
Dissertation supervisor to MSN students of LT College of Nursing, SNDT University on following research topics
Effect of planned teaching with regard to knowledge and compliance to anticoagulant therapy on patient with valve replacement.
Effect of foot massage as a pain relieving measure in sternotomy patients.
Effect of providing intra operative status on anxiety levels of relatives of patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
An exploratory study on Gutkha a smokeless tobacco consumption among supportive and non-teaching staff of SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.
A study to find out the effect of planned teaching on the knowledge and practices of nurses regarding hemodynamic monitoring of patients in surgical intensive units.
Effects of planned teaching regarding stroke on the knowledge of selected section of the urban population of Mumbai.
Research supervisor to BSN (Post Basic) students on following research topics at Fortis Institute of Nursing, Mulund, Maharashtra University of Health sciences Mumbai, India.
A descriptive study to assess the knowledge & perception towards organ donation among 4th year basic B. Sc. Nursing students in selected colleges of Mumbai
An explorative study to assess the selective standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Fortis Hospital Mulund with the standard operating procedures of National Health Service and a standard book.
A study to evaluate the knowledge of the practices of mothers regarding the care of their babies who have received BCG vaccine in selected areas in Mumbai.
Co-Supervisor to BSN (Post Basic) students on following research topics at Fortis Institute of Nursing, Mulund , Maharashtra University of Health sciences Mumbai, India.
A study to evaluate the effect of foot massage on sleep in the age of 60-80 years in a selected old age home in Thane district.
A descriptive study to evaluate the knowledge of mothers regarding first aid measures for burns at household level.
A descriptive study to evaluate the different factors influencing initiation of smoking habits in adolescents.
An action research on absenteeism as perceived by teachers and students & its impact on the academic performance.
An analytical study to assess the extent of use of education objective of cognitive domain in 2nd year Basic B. Sc. Medical surgical nursing question papers of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences from the year 2008 to 2012 of second year Post Basic B. Sc. nursing students.
A descriptive study to assess the television viewing habits among school children as perceived by children & their mother.
A descriptive study to investigate expectations from a career & perception of nursing as a career of choice amongst Higher Secondary School students in Mumbai.
A descriptive study to assess the extent of practices of self-medication & use of home remedies among the non-health personnel in selected community in Thane.
A descriptive study to access the prevalence of social networking among higher secondary students from a selected Junior colleges in Mumbai.
A descriptive study on the habit of consumption of junk food among urban adolescence in a selected college in Mumbai.