Ashley D. Marass, DNP, CPNP

Ashley D. Marass, DNP, CPNP

Associate Professor
MCN Health Nursing


  • DNP, Samford University (Nursing), 2013
  • MSN, Georgia State University (Nursing), 2007
  • BSN, Georgia State University (Nursing), 2004
  • BS, University of Alabama (Biology), 2002

Specialized Training

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner trained and certified Adult/ Adolescent
  • Sexual Assault Nurse examiner trained Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, certified

Research Interests

  • Sexual Assault in Adolescents
  • Sexual Health in Adolescents
  • Sports safety (Concussions)
  • International health disparities and study abroad student experiences

Ongoing Research Support

  • Dolan, C. (Principal Investigator) & Minchew, L. (Co-PI), Marass, A. (2018). University of South Alabama advanced nursing education in forensic science system. A proposal submitted to HRSA for the HRSA-18-119 Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program, Role: Faculty author, nurse examiner, and faculty.

Completed Research Support

  • Marass, A. (Project Director/Principal Investigator) & Martino, A. (Co-Project Director/Co-Principal Investigator).  (2015). Concussion Awareness Program, National College Athletic Association 


  • Holley, M., Wiley, L. & Marass, A. (2018) Watch me grow: A well child exam protocol to improve preventative care in dominican. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

  • Erdlitz, K. & Marass, A. (2017, Fall/Winter). Baby blues? Or is it postpartum depression? Ready, Set, Grow.

  • Marass, A. (2015) Adolescent health: Issues at camps. CompassPoint: Association of Camp Nursing, 23.


  • Marass, A., Rudd, A. and Sewlyn, C. (2020). Simulated Clinical Skills Training to Improve Practical Use of Trauma-Informed Care Principles and Practices During Medical Forensic Exams. (Podium Presentation). International Association of Forensic Nurses. Long Beach, CA, September 2020

  • Marass, A., Rudd, A. and Sewlyn, C. (2020). Feminist Theory as an Unrecognized Construct of SANE Role Development: Implications for Training Programs. (Podium Presentation). International Association of Forensic Nurses. Long Beach, CA, September 2020

  • Marass, A., and McMullan, T. (2019). CAP: Concussion Awareness Program. (Podium Presentation). Sigma Theta Tau: International Symposium. Calgary, Canada, July, 2019.

  • Marass, A., Platt, T., Fox, N., and Dolan, C. (2019). Addressing access and skilled workforce for SANE nurses in rural communities: A collaborative effort towards a national goal. (Podium Presentation). IAFN Alabama Chapter. Orange Beach, AL, April 2019.

  • Marass, A., Platt, T., Fox, N., Korn, M., and Dolan, C. (2019). When healthcare eschews culture and why curricula must include policy initiatives about female genitalia mutilation/cutting. (Podium Presentation). Transcultural Nursing Society International

  • Marass, A. (2018). Global Health Round Table: Haiti: The Faculty- Student Experience (Podium Presentation). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Chicago, IL, March 2018.


  • MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
  • DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Project Planning and Development
  • DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Residency I, II, III