Laura Collins, RN, MS, APN, CNP
The DuPage Medical Group welcomed the addition of certified nurse practitioner, Laura Collins, to the Naperville Dermatology location in April of 2005 where she works with Dr. Ashish Bhatia and Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu. Laura’s interest in dermatology began while she was an undergraduate student working as a medical assistant in dermatology. During graduate school, she continued her enthusiastic study of the specialty through internships.
Laura finds the experience of managing dermatologic conditions exciting and rewarding. She values taking the time to teach patients how to care for their conditions. Dermatology is a very dynamic field and Laura continues to enhance her knowledge and training through continuing education and experiences to keep current with the latest treatments and procedures. She works closely with Dr. Bhatia and Dr. Hsu to ensure that your individual needs are cared for and addressed.
Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 2000. She practiced as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the medical/surgical and orthopedics units at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for four years. Laura completed the Nurse Practitioner Program at NIU and earned her Masters Degree in December of 2004. She was board certified as a nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2005 and is licensed as an advanced practice nurse. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Illinois society for advanced Practice Nurses.
In March of 2008, Laura became one of the first Nurse Practitioners in the country to become Board Certified in Dermatology by the Dermatology Nurses Association.