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Elicia Collins

Assistant Professor

Office: Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education & College of Health 214F
School of Nursing
College of Health


Dr. Elicia Collins earned, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in nursing from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a PhD in nursing from the Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. She is a registered nurse with medical, surgical, public health and education experience. Presently, she is employed as an Assistant Professor at Clayton State University in the School of Nursing. Her research interests include physical inactivity in African American women, obesity, and prostate cancer in men.


BSN, Nursing, Mercer University, 2004

MSN, Nursing Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2008

Ph D, Nursing, Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions Georgia State University, 2019

Intellectual Contributions

Victoria Foster, Elicia Collins, Dianne Nelson, Comfort Obi, Jennie Bergen, Rebecca Morgan, Susan Gronka, Angela L Hollis, Shereda Taylor, Crystal Marchant, Annette Crew-Gooden, Samina Damani, Martricia Turner, Examining the Perceptions of Clinical Competence of Undergraduate Nursing Students During the Era of Social Distancing, i-manager's Journal on Nursing –

Elicia Collins, A Church-based Culturally Sensitive Physical Activity Intervention in African American Women, Western Journal of Nursing Research – September 22 2020

Victoria Foster, Comfort N Obi, Lisa Smiley, Kimberly Campbell, Elicia Collins, Rebecca Morgan, Grace Nteff, Using Smartphone Technology in HIV Prevention Among On-Campus Residents , i-managers' Journal of Nursing –

Victoria Foster, Elicia Collins, Han Dong, Grace Nteff, Pinkney Laura, Teaching clinical pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students: Barriers and strategies, Online Journal of Nursing – 2017


Elicia Collins, Han Dong, Susan Gronka, Victoria Foster, The Implementation for administering the flu vaccine to college students: A collaboration between Clayton Sate University School of Nursing and Georgia Tech's Stamps Health Centere, 49th National Immunization Conference, National Immunization Society –  February 2020

Crystal Marchant, Rebecca Morgan, Lisa W. Eichelberger, Victoria Foster, Lisa Smiley, Elicia Collins, Deborah Gritzmacher, Angela L Hollis, Implementation of a Cultural Immersion Program, MBAA International Conference, MBAA –  January 2020

Charlotte Swint, Elicia Collins,  , Reinvigorating leadership: Facing challenges with new energy, Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection, Sigma Theta Tau –  September 2018

Victoria Foster, Elicia Collins,  , Teaching clinical pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students: Barriers and strategies, Memphis Nurse Educator Conference 2018

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

Department, Admission and Progression (secretary, fall 2011-spring 2012), Committee Member –  August 9 2010 to Present

Department, Admission and Progression Committee Co-Chair, Committee Chair –  August 2017 to May 2019

College, Clinical Coordinators, Committee Member –  August 2016 to Present

University, Institutional Review Board, Committee Member –  August 2016 to May 2019

College, Smith Award Committee, Committee Member –  August 2018 to Present

Department, NCLEX Coordinator, Committee Member –  August 2018 to Present