Assistant Clinical Professor

Ashely King is an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. As a clinician educator, King precepts and mentors physician assistant and family nurse practitioner students in clinical settings and also teaches within the school’s other graduate-degree programs.

A board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, King is committed to improving access to evidence-based, compassionate and equitable mental health care while also preparing future nurses to do the same.

Before joining the School of Nursing, King provided mental health care in several communities in Georgia. She provided both outpatient and in-patient care. Prior to her work as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she was a registered nurse at a crisis center providing psychiatric nursing support for patients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

King also has previous experience teaching in the health care professions. She served as a clinical instructor at Emory University and while there mentored and taught students. She is comfortable both leading instruction and developing curriculum and has experience producing continuing education content as well as training workshops.

King earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC San Diego. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing through an entry-level nursing program at UCSF School of Nursing where she also completed the requirements to complete certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

While a mental health care provider in Georgia, she was a member of the local American Psychiatric Nursing Association chapter and helped revitalize that community professional organization. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society and Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.

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