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, Evansville, IN (1999)

Specialty Certification:

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


NURS 246: Introduction to Professional Nursing 

NURS 247: Health Assessment 

NURS 307: Health Assessment for RNs (RN-BSN)

NURS 327: Transitions to Advanced Nursing Practice (RN-BSN)

NURS 356: Pharmacology for Nurses 

NURS 357: Introduction to Patient Care 

NURS 358: Nursing Care of Adults I 

NURS 488: Leadership in Care Delivery

NURS 605: Healthcare Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing (Graduate)

Doctor of Nursing Practice Research 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, identifying one's level of grit and evaluating it relationship to program attrition, retention, and pass rates, or helping students to develop their resilience. I am passionate about helping students meet their educational goals and safely transition into the role of the professional nurse.


Seibert, S., & Carter, A. (2022). Application of ethics: Discussion prompts. Nurse Educator. Advance online publication.

Carter, A., Davis, S., Pierce, A., Seibert, S., & Butler, R. (2021). Developing cultural humility among prelicensure nursing students. Nurse Educator, 47(1), 46. 

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, Ambassador

Indiana League for Nursing, Board of Directors (2022-2025)

Southwestern Indiana/Kentucky Health Care Research Consortium

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