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June Meeting – Transgender Healthcare
June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This Month Diana M. Collins MSN, ACNP, will be joining us to discuss trans health care needs and give tips, questions or conversation starters that patients should asks their practitioners about their healthcare needs. Including basic preventive care and healthcare maintenance. She will cover both Women’s and Men’s healthcare needs.
Please joins us! Having good health makes everything in life better. Good information is an important first step towards improving your health.
Diana M. Collins is a Nurse educator and an Army Veteran. She is a wife and a mother and is currently working as a Clinical Instructor at Delaware Technical Community College. Prior to working at the college, she worked as a Nurse Educator at Memorial School of Nursing in Albany, NY as well as a medical surgical nurse on a Neuro-orthopedic post-surgical unit at Albany Memorial Hospital. It was on the medical unit where she learned to be innovative in patient care and it fed her passion to effectively teach patients to advocate for their health care. She discovered that there was more that she wanted to do to improve patient health and decided to enhance her involvement by participating in conventions and healthcare symposiums to not only teach patients but to also advocate for the health care disparities that she noticed over the years focusing on the LGBTQ community and Transgender healthcare .
Diana’s passion to teach and mold minds enhanced her propensity and love for nursing education. While teaching patients she found that by encouraging not only Nurses to educate their patients better but also to teach the patients to advocate for themselves was a great way to bridge the gap. She has a deep appreciation and commitment to her work in the healthcare setting that supports and promotes innovative high quality patient centered care.