John W Collins, PhD, MS, RN

Director & Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Rochester University, 800 W Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Phone: 248-218-2409

Expertise Areas:

Research interests include end-of-life advance care planning and the cultural influencers of these phenomena among diverse populations. Additional interests are nursing education among non-traditional student population groups (i.e. military veterans and adult learners), as well as cultural competence education for all healthcare clinicians. Dr. Collins is a qualitative researcher seeking to improve nursing practice through nursing education, greater emphasis on cultural awareness, and helping fellow nurses increase their own cultural competence.

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Select Publications:

Journal Publications

Collins, J. W., Zoucha, R., Lockhart. J., & Mixer, S., (in press). Cultural aspects of end of life advance care planning for African Americans: An ethnonursing study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

Collins, J. W., Zoucha, R., Lockhart. J., & Mixer, S., (November 2018). Cultural aspects of end of life advance care for African Americans. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29 (6), 578-590.

Books and Book Chapters

Andrews, M. M., Boyle, J. S. & Collins, J. W. (Eds.). (2020). Transcultural concepts in nursing care (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Publishing.

Andrews, M. M. & Collins, J. W. (2014). Using the culture care theory as the organizing framework for a federal project on cultural competence. In McFarland, M. R. & Wehbe-Alamah, H. B. (Eds.), Culture care diversity and universality theory and ethnonursing research method. (3rd ed., pp. 537-552). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

Collins, J. W., & Andrews, M. M. (2016). A Train-the-trainer collaborative project for developing nurse’s cultural competence (Exhibit box). In Jeffreys, M. R. (Ed.), Teaching cultural competence in nursing and health care: Inquiry, action, and innovation (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Present/Future Directions 

Dr. Collins sits on Wolters Kluwer’s the Point PrepU Editorial Board as Bias Editor.  He is also a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Management, and the International Journal of Palliative Medicine.  Using the Culture Care Theory and the Ethnonursing Method, Dr. Collins plans include nursing education research among various age and cultural groups, as well as End-of-Life Advance Care Planning among diverse populations.