Ashley Helvig

Ashley Helvig, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Phone: 678-839-5639 | Fax: 678-839-6553

Email:  ahelvig@westga.edu

Office: School of Nursing Building 313




Biography

Nursing education has evolved greatly since I graduated in 1992. Acquiring nursing knowledge is more complex now, but it is also more exciting because the student is the center of the classroom. I love nursing and mentoring students. This is a journey taken alongside the student, and in every class I teach, I discover that I am learning from my students as well. Student experiences are invaluable, and when students take an active part in their learning, the entire class benefits.

Nursing education does not cease once graduation comes along. Because of the ever-changing state of our healthcare system and the new knowledge being discovered every day through nursing and medical research, nurses must be diligent in keeping competent and current. This competence and diligence is part of what creates a caring nurse. A caring nurse is knowledgeable, resourceful, ethical and skilled.

Nursing is the only profession that cares for a person's mind, body and spirit. As a nurse, you will impact lives beyond imagination. What a privilege that is.

Education/Degrees

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, Georgia State University,
  • M.S., Master of Science, Nursing Education, University of West Georgia,
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical College of Georgia,

Courses Taught

  • Summer 2014
    • NURS-3400 (Nursing Res & Evid-Based Prac) Section: 91
    • NURS-9010 (Nursing Research Seminar) Section: N01
    • NURS-9014 (Directed Readings) Section: N01
  • Spring 2014
    • NURS-3400 (Nursing Res & Evid-Based Prac) Section: 01
    • NURS-3400 (Nursing Res & Evid-Based Prac) Section: 02
    • NURS-9010 (Nursing Research Seminar) Section: N01
  • Fall 2013
    • NURS-6403 (Adv Applied Pharmacology) Section: N81
    • NURS-6403 (Adv Applied Pharmacology) Section: N01
    • NURS-9010 (Nursing Research Seminar) Section: N01
  • Summer 2013
    • NURS-3400 (Nursing Res & Evid-Based Prac) Section: 91
  • Spring 2013
    • NURS-3400 (Nursing Res & Evid-Based Prac) Section: 01
    • NURS-6187 (Clin Nurse Ldr (CNL) Rl Prac I) Section: N81
    • NURS-6404 (Adv Pathophysiology) Section: N01

Honors/Awards

University of West Georgia, Internal Faculty Development Grant. Project title: Seizure and Behavioral Phenotyping of the Scn1a Mouse Model of Genetic Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, $8,196.00. Funded January, 2013.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution nominee for the eighth annual Celebrating Nurses Awards, 2013

Selected as the first nursing student member of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Georgia State University, 2010

HEART of Fayette recipient, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 2006

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Southern Nursing Research Society
National League of Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Personal Interests

Church, spending time with family, reading, watching movies

The most unique thing about our program is

The way our faculty creates a conceptual-based curriculum to foster critical thinking in our nursing students

Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests

Research, Infusion Therapy