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
Amy Walters graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Psychology in 1996. She then went on to physical therapy school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She moved to Seattle after graduation and worked in sports medicine with a focus on treating adolescent athletes. She received her sports specialty certification in 2011.
After leaving Seattle, Amy spent a month in Costa Rica getting her yoga certification. Upon moving to Austin, she worked in outpatient orthopedics incorporating her yoga training into her practice. In addition to full time outpatient orthopedics she taught continuing education classes across the United States on integrating yoga and Pilates into rehabilitation.
Around 2008, Amy transitioned into working in home health and geriatrics receiving her geriatric specialty certification in 2017 and her Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) in 2019. She also received her transitional DPT from the College of St. Scholastica in 2016. She currently teaches pharmacology and geriatric physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas.