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Rebecca Froneberger Collins
School of Nursing

Rebecca Froneberger Collins, M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Duke University School of Nursing, 1959; M.S.N., Washington University, 1968; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1992.

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1971-1973.

Rebecca Froneberger was voted “best all around” senior girl by her classmates at Gastonia High School, Gastonia, North Carolina in 1955. At Duke University in 1959, as Rebecca F. Collins, she was chosen for one of Duke’s highest leadership distinctions, Santa Filomena, which recognizes seven senior nursing students.

In 1994 Collins wrote a note to her classmates at Washington University that she was dean of the nursing division at Greenville Technical College, Greenville, South Carolina. She wrote that her doctoral dissertation topic concerned moral conflicts confronted by critical care nurses and that she was especially interested in bioethics and public policy.

Rebecca Dann Froneberger, daughter of Henry Daniel Froneberger, a dentist, and Rebecca Rhodes Froneberger, was married to Norman Keith Collins in June 1958 at Gastonia, North Carolina.