Ashley Bratton is a native of Hammond, La. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in family. She is board certified as an Advanced Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is an active member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has several years’ experience in surgical nursing as well as interventional pain management nursing.