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Hila Collins, MS, RN, CPNP-AC, CIC


sleep medicine nurse practitioner


I have been a pediatric nurse at Dayton Children’s Hospital for 29 years. In addition to practicing as a pediatric nurse practitioner, I am the director of clinical safety.  In this role, I oversee the patient and staff safety programs. 

education and training

  • nursing school: Undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville, first master’s degree in nursing education from Wright State University and second master’s degree as an acute care nurse practitioner from Wright State University
  • certifications:
    • Acute care pediatric nurse practitioner
    • Certified in infection control and epidemiology

publications and presentations

  • 2016 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Webinar focusing on pediatric falls in hospitalized children

awards, honors and organizations

  • National co-leader for Solutions for Patient Safety falls team

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

sleep has the potential to impact many facets of a child’s behavior including learning.  With a strong background in teaching, I wanted to improve sleep patterns in children to increase their success in the classroom.  I also have a special interest in working with patients who may need some assistance with weight management in order to improve their sleep.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I wanted to make the transition from adult care to pediatric health care.  I continue to work at Dayton Children’s because children have this ability to rebound and be successful beyond my wildest dreams for them.  To work in that type of environment, surrounded by their love for life is more rewarding than anything else I know.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we go beyond the medicine of healing and connect with patients and their families where they are in their journey striving to help in another way.  Our passion for who we are and what we do also goes into the community; from teaching school aged children about bicycle safety to teaching young professionals how to carry on the legacy of healing children – and I get to help with it all.

ratings and reviews

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She listens and answers all our questions. Not in a hurry or rush the visit. We will miss her when we have to leave due to my child being past the age of being able to visit children's hospital in a year

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Hila is an amazing nurse practitioner. She has always been the best choice for treating my grandson and I will be sad and the day that he ages out and cannot be seen by her anymore. She is very attentive, very understanding, very empathetic, always listening always interacting. It's almost as if they have become really good friends, which I absolutely appreciate.

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Our caregiver was knowledgeable, compassionate and took the time needed to address my child's needs. I was very happy with the visit.

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Very patient with my kids and very thorough with her explanation of everything.

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