As we celebrate Nurses Month, we at USAHS wanted to get a sense of what a typical workday is like for a nurse manager. We asked alum Ahnnya Slaughter, DNP, to tell us all about a day in her life. Dr. Slaughter graduated in 2021 from USAHS’ Doctor of Nursing Practice program, the Nurse Executive role specialty. Coming from a military family, she began working at a VA hospital in the Los Angeles area 30 years ago as a critical care RN. “Veterans deserve the best care,” she says. “My calling wasn’t to be in the military. This is my way of being able to serve the country.” Over the years, she worked her way up, through positions such as informatics specialist, deputy nurse executive, and director of clinical staff development. She began Read more
Upon graduating from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, graduates will have achieved the following in their healthcare-related roles.
- Apply knowledge, current research, skills, critical thinking, and evidence-informed decision making.
- Exhibit professional behaviors consistently and adhere to ethical standards.
- Demonstrate effective professional communication appropriate to the situation and individual(s).
- Apply interprofessional competencies.
- Establish strategies for post-graduation growth and development.