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
Study in the oldest city in the U.S.
Enjoy beautiful beaches and a rich, Spanish-influenced history. The USAHS campus in St. Augustine overlooks the gorgeous northeast Florida coastline with nearby beaches like St. Augustine Beach and tranquil Crescent Beach and is located near downtown St. Augustine, the oldest European-founded city in the United States. Wander the cobblestone streets to take in the centuries-old architecture—on your way to the beach!
Why study with USAHS in St. Augustine?
Immerse yourself in history.
Broaden your job opportunities.
Connect with your surroundings.
State-of-the-art on-campus resources
Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice
Students in our physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology programs practice using state-of-the-art technology in our Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice. Located on all USAHS campuses, our CICPs are immersive learning laboratories that mimic a variety of clinical spaces and home settings.
ADL Simulation Lab
Watch students in our occupational therapy programs use assistive devices tailored to each scenario as they work with mock patients on daily living skills, such as getting in and out of a bathtub and brushing their teeth.
Our driving simulators are built with actual car parts, including a six-speed transmission and a force-feedback steering wheel. Video monitors play simulations, so the user feels like they’re really driving. Our OT students use this tool to assess patients’ reaction speeds and visual perception, and to help patients build or rebuild their driving skills.
Our 3D printers enable you to design and build customized assistive technology for patients. Using technology and your own inspiration, you can create orthotics, prosthetics, and other devices that could make a patient’s sports life or daily life a little bit easier. You can even work with patients to create individualized devices.
This rehabilitation and exercise machine enables you to gather real-time, objective data on patient movement. Using functional attachments, the BTE measures different types of movement—such as opening a door, steering a car, and playing certain sports. It’s a powerful tool for gauging patient progress and assessing how well your interventions are working.
Double Robotics’ telepresence robot enables a remote healthcare provider to communicate with a patient through a movable robot with an iPad. You can practice remote consultations, such as moving the robot around a hospital bed and angling it to assess the patient’s wound. For the patient, the robot offers a closer analogue to a human presence than does a static screen.
These anatomy visualization tables display fully segmented 3D human anatomy via a fully interactive touchscreen experience. You can see realistic views inside the human body by selecting different planes and cross-sections. You can query structures, save the information inside a USB drive, and study the visualizations in more depth at home.
Programs offered at USAHS St. Augustine
How to Get to USAHS St. Augustine
USAHS St. Augustine is located right off of University Blvd just south of historic downtown St. Augustine.
Our St. Augustine Campus Address:
1 University Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Our hours are: 8AM – 8PM Monday – Friday
Our contact phone number is: (800)-241-1027
Parking: Students are not permitted to park in the north, west, and south patient/ visitor/ staff/ faculty parking lots from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Students that park in these lots will be issued a parking citation of $25.00. After 5:00 p.m. students can park in the west and south visitor/ staff/ faculty parking lots. Students can park in front of the main entrance for up to 15 minutes to deliver items to faculty/staff or pick up items.