Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 2000. She completed the Nurse Practitioner Program and earned her Master’s Degree from NIU in December of 2004. She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and is also a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner by the Dermatology Nurses Association. Ms. Collins is a member of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses, the Dermatology Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Society, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She has practiced in the field of dermatology for over twelve years. Her medical interests include general dermatology, skin cancer screening and prevention, patient education, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Ms. Collins believes in providing comprehensive patient care and strives to give friendly and courteous service. She enjoys helping patients understand their condition and educating them on the best possible treatment options.