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
Dana Madalon has been an occupational therapist for more than 25 years. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Indiana University and holds a master’s degree from Quinnipiac University. She is currently completing her post-professional doctorate from Sullivan University in Louisville, KY.
Madalon recently became Board Certified in Pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Her most recent clinical experience has been to work with adults and children with dual diagnosis of mental health problems and behavioral concerns. Madalon worked closely with members of the Louisville community to find foster homes for children with histories of abuse and trauma. Her other interests include hippotherapy, in which she has volunteered and ran a hippotherapy program for adults and children with dual diagnoses. Madalon joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in January 2022 as an Instructor on the St. Augustine, FL campus.