Faculty Sketch

Michelle R. Collins PhD, CNM

Associate Professor
Director, Nurse-Midwifery Program



Current Research Interests

  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Nitrous oxide as labor analgesia

Representative Publications

Collins, MR, Starr, SA, Bishop, JT, Baysinger, CL. Nitrous oxide for labor analgesia: expanding analgesic options for women in the United States. Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 5(3).

Stewart, L. & Collins, M. (2012). Nitrous Oxide as Labor Analgesia; Clinical Implications for Nurses. Nursing for Women's Health, October/Nov 16(5), 2012.

Collins, M. (2012). The Extended Interval Schedule for Prenatal Visits. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 8(6); 488-489.

Likis FE, Andrews JA, Collins MR, Lewis, RM, Seroogy JJ, Starr SA,Walden RR, McPheeters ML. (2012). Nitrous Oxide for the Management of Labor Pain. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 67. (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10065-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC071-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2012. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm.

Collins, M. (2008). Bacterial Vaginosis in the Hospitalized Patient, Nursing 2008, December, Vol. 38 (12):22.      

Lewis, S. and Collins, M. (2008), Induction of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Using Intracervical Foley Bulb. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 53(6): 563–566.                                                                                                                           


Professional Organizations

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Chapter
  • Mentor, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology