Alumni Spotlight - Debra Collins


Debra T. Collins



Debra Collins grew up in Halifax County, Virginia and graduated from Halifax County High School.  She earned a Practical Nursing certificate from Southside Virginia Community College.  Debra transferred to Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing, completing a diploma in Nursing.  After becoming a Registered Nurse, Debra returned to school, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Liberty University.  Within the last two years, she has also earned a master's degree in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Debra is employed by Lunenburg Medical Center in Victoria as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Her future educational goals include completing Continuing Medical Education, CME's, in family practice.

Debra advises students to "Never give up on your educational goals and dreams. They are possible. Whether you get there quickly or over time, they are reachable. SVCC has great resources and mentors to advise you and help you reach these goals."