Ashley  York
Assistant Professor
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
1568 CHS Building 1

Dr. Ashley York is a practicing board-certified women’s health and adult/gerontology nurse practitioner. She graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Union University in Jackson, TN. She obtained her bachelors from the University of Alabama and her Master of Nursing from UAB.   She is a certified online instructor through Quality Matters. She is currently practicing sleep medicine at Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast and volunteering at Sav-a-Life in Vestavia. She is passionate about educating others women’s health, adult/ geriatric nursing, wellness, and health promotion. She is a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church, volunteering in the preschool or kids ministries.

Degrees and Certifications

  • DNP, Nursing, Union University
  • MSN, Adult-gerontology Primary care  and women’s health Nurse practitioner, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BSN, University of Alabama


  • Palliative care/ end of life care
  • Adult primary care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Women health care-menopause
  • Sleep Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Samford Innovate 2018 Grant Recipient, 2018
  • Integrating Palliative Oncology Care into Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Education and Clinical Practice Train-the-Trainer Course, 2016

  • NAMS/Pfizer Medical Resident, Fellow, and DNP-in-Training Reporter Program recipient, 2016

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, 2014

  • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, 2013


  • Gurley, L., Roberson, J., York, A. B., & Childress, J. (2021). Interprofessional team approach using standardized patient simulation to facilitate person-centered quality healthcare in home hospice care setting. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 23(1), 69-77.
  • York, A. (2020). Cultivating cultural/spiritual interview skills online. Nurse Educator, 45(2), 110.

  • York, A. (2019). Cultivating cultural/spiritual interview skills in nursing online learning. JOJ Nursing & Health Care, 10(5).
  • York, A. B., & Bagwell, L. L. (2019). Pregnancy choices and the role of ultrasound viewing. Journal of Christian Nursing, 36(1), 54-57. Journal of Christian Nursing.


  • Fostering Clinical Judgment and Promoting Transition into First Clinical Rotations. Accepted for November 2023 Sigma Theta Tau Podium Presentation

  • Fostering Clinical Judgement and Promoting Transition into First Clinical Rotations. March 3, 2023; Podium Presentation; Alabama League for Nursing

  • Let’s Talk About Menopause. January 17, 2023; Invited presenter for Tutwiler Prison program
  • Menopause: What is it and how do I begin?October 14, 2022; Podium Presentation; Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama 16th Annual Conference

  • Sleep Apnea: What You Don't Know That Could be Hurting Your Patient. June 25, 2022; Podium Presentation; American Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference

  • Menopause: What is it and how do I begin?March 18, 2022; Podium Presentation; Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association Conference

  • OSA: Getting to the Root of Our Patient’s Sleepless Nights. November 13, 2021; Podium Presentation; Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama 15th Annual Conference

  • Cultivating Cultural/Spiritual Interview Skills in Nursing Online Learning

    November 2019; Podium Presentation; AACN Baccalaureate Conference


  • Women's health
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Active Learning in Nursing


  • The Menopause Society, member and certified practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama, member
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, member
  • Alabama League for Nursing, Treasurer
  • STTI Gamma Eta Chapter, Treasurer
  • National Academies of Practice, Inducted professional member