Nikki Neal Collins decided to go into the nursing profession right out of high school, and got her first job in the office of a medical clinic while in college. She spent several years in the Metroplex area completing her studies and becoming an RN, and she was soon began her career as a registered nurse. She worked in a variety of settings, from labor and delivery to other more specialized practices, and through this period, she realized that she actually liked interaction with the patients she saw. She realized that a few more years of college would put her in the career she sought as an advanced practice nurse, so she went back to school with a goal of obtaining a degree as an FNP. She is now so glad she did so, and that she has been able to come back to her home community!
Nikki is employed at CHRISTUS Clinic, and works in the Family Practice office of Dr. Guelde seeing patients of all ages, from babies three months old to Geriatric patients. She will be seeing patients in the Quitman Clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays, and in the local office on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.