University of Southern Indiana

Ashley Carter

Ashley Carter, DNP, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program

Health Professions Center - 2136

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment

About Me:

I have been a registered nurse since 1999. My degree in nursing has given me the opportunity to explore the various roles of the professional nurse: bedside nurse, office nurse, case management, nursing education, and nursing educational leadership. Of all the roles I have had, my passion lies in working with nursing students. I have been a nurse educator since 2007 working with associate degree (RN) and licensed practical nursing (LPN) students. In August of 2020, I joined the University of Southern Indiana as an assistant professor. 

Education & Certificates:

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership, American Sentinel University, Aurora, CO (2019)

Master of Science in Nursing Education, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (2008)

Case Management Certificate Program, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (2000)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Evansville, IN (1999)

Specialty Certification:

National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE): 2015 - present 


Fall 2020

NURS 356: Pharmacology for Nurses

NURS 357: Introduction to Patient Care

NURS 358: Nursing Care of Adults I

Spring 2021

NURS 246: Introduction to Professional Nursing

NURS 247: Health Assessment

NURS 488: Leadership in Care Delivery

Summer 2021

NURS 488: Leadership in Care Delivery

Fall 2021

NURS 327: Transitions to Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 357: Introduction to Patient Care, Clinical Coordinator

NURS 358: Nursing Care of Adults I, Clinical Coordinator

DNP Capstone:

Comparing Teaching Strategies Utilized to Enhance Self-Confidence Among Novice Nursing Students (2019)


My research focus is centered upon student success, whether it be by exploring teaching strategies to support the growth of a novice student's confidence level or identifying one's level of grit and evaluating it relationship to program attrition, retention, and pass rates. I am passionate about helping students meet their educational goals and safely transition into the role of the professional nurse.


Carter, A., Davis, S., Pierce, A., Seibert, S., & Butler, R. (2021). Developing cultural humility among prelicensure nursing students. Nurse Educator. Advance online publication. 

Leadership Development:

National League for Nursing's Leadership Institute, LEAD Alumni, 2018

Professional Organizations:

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Omicron Psi Chapter, Governance Committee

National League for Nursing

Indiana League for Nursing


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