Ashley Kernicky

Ashley Kernicky, MPAS, PA-C

Associate Professor, Program Director


  • Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, Wingate University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with Minor in Chemistry, Gardner-Webb University

Clinical Background

  • Physician Assistant at OrthoCarolina

Certifications and Licensures

  • Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • PA Medical License, North Carolina Medical Board
  • DEA License
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Occupation Safety and Health Administration Act
  • Basic Certification in Quality Improvement: Institute of Healthcare Improvement


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), member
  • Physician Assistant Educators Association (PAEA), member
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA), member
  • Society of Point of Care Ultrasound (SPOCUS), member


  • Quiet time with the Lord
  • Quality time with my husband and our two children
  • Singing
  • Cooking
  • Hiking

Honors, Awards and Publications

  • Pi Alpha Honor Society
  • 2018 Gardner-Webb University PA Program Educator of the Year
  • Quality Improvement Manual, Chapter 16 – Preventing Recurrent Incidents using Root Cause Analysis
  • Wingate University – PA Capstone Project