Ashley Cardwell MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Ashley Cardwell MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Cardwell Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
Mesa, AZ 85215
Mobile: 480-444-6076
Office: 480-444-6076

Ashley Cardwell is a Nurse Practitioner with over two decades of experience in emergency nursing, acute care environments, forensic nursing, and healthcare management. Her journey has evolved from bedside care where she continues to practice as a NP in the emergency room, to legal nurse consulting. Ashley leverages her clinical expertise to analyze healthcare-related legal cases. Her role intersects medicine and law, providing critical insights that drive legal strategies and contribute to improving healthcare systems.

Specializing in medical malpractice and negligence, Ashley partners with attorneys to dissect complex clinical scenarios, ensuring accurate interpretation and compliance. Her skill set, honed in emergency department settings, now serves a broader purpose—facilitating justice and advocating for systemic change in healthcare practices. The Emergency Department has been her clinical home, where she has developed the acumen that now supports her consulting proficiency.

With 23 years of emergency department experience, education, and leadership in nursing, Ashley is equipped to efficiently review cases across various medical and nursing specialties, saving attorneys time and costs on expensive medical experts.

Legal Nurse Consultants (LNC) play a crucial role in bridging the gap between legal and nursing expertise. Their insider knowledge of healthcare practices helps simplify electronic medical records, identify deviations from standard care, and assess the causation of cases. LNCs are invaluable in areas such as medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, toxic tort and environmental, worker’s compensation and workplace injury, and even criminal cases.

Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Family Practice/Family Medicine
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Life Care Planning
  • Medical Records
  • Personal Injury

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MSN - Masters Science in Nursing
APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
FNP-BC - Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified
ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
DEA - Current DEA License
BLS - Basic Life Support
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of AANP- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Member of AALNC - American Academy of Legal Nurse Consulting
Member of ANA- American Nurses Association
Member of AAENP- American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: • Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation and assisted in implementation of new tracking system that resulted in improved patient care and throughput.
• Public relations representative appearing in numerous live media segments and contributed to various health-related news articles.
• Construction and design team member for new Emergency Department
• Staff meeting facilitator
• Labor Relations Committee representative for Banner Baywood Medical Center
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No


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