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Ashley Helvig

Assistant Professor    

PhD, Georgia State University
MSN, University of West Georgia
BSN, Medical College of Georgia


Clinical Expertise

Adult Med/Surg
Nursing Education

Research Interests

Physiological components impacting patient health


Selected Publications

Helvig, A., Minick, P., & Patrick, D. (2014).  Post-operative Management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea: Implications for the medical-surgical nurse. MEDSURG Nursing, 23(3), 171-177.

Helvig, A. & Decker, M. (2014). Omega 3 fatty acids and the brain: Implications for nursing practice. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 10(1), 29-37.

Helvig, A. & Minick, P. (2013).  Adolescents and headaches: Maintaining control. Pediatric Nursing, 39(1), 19-26.

Selected Presentations

Helvig, A. & Decker, M. (2013).  “A genetically-engineered model of Epilepsy facilitates new insights into patient behavior” (Podium). Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Biennial Convention.  (Refereed)

Helvig, A., Sawyer, N., Escayg, A. & Decker, M. (2013). “Seizure and Behavioral Phenotyping of the Scn1a Mouse Model of Genetic Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus” (Podium and Poster). Southern Nursing Research Society annual conference. Selected as one of the top student posters. (Refereed)

Helvig, A., Jackson, A., & Morgan, R. (2012). “Remediation Using the Nursing Process for Beginning Nursing Students” (Podium). Georgia Association for Nursing Educators. (Refereed)

Helvig, A., & Minick, P. (2011).  “Adolescents with Migraines: A Qualitative Study” (Poster).  Southern Nursing Research Society annual conference. (Refereed)

Helvig, A., Keating, G. & Decker, M. (2011). “Protecting the newborn’s brain with Omega 3 fatty acids” (Poster). Georgia Public Health Association conference. (Refereed)

Helvig, A., Keating, G. & Decker, M. (2010). “Maternal dietary supplementation with Omega 3 confers neuroprotection to the newborn against hypoxia-induced neurochemical morbidity” (Poster). Arrowhead Sleep Workshop, Lake Arrowhead, CA. (Refereed)


Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
Southern Nursing Research Society
National League for Nursing