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
Dr. Elaine Lonnemann has served as a contributing faculty member in online courses for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 2002. She has been involved in teaching in the distance education program with the University since 1998. She is also an associate professor at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Lonnemann has worked as a physical therapist at Northside Hospital and Sullivan Center in East Tennessee, Flagler Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital, and Roane Physical Therapy in Rockwood, Tennessee. She was a co-owner of Physical Therapy Works in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
Dr. Lonnemann has published work about manual therapy in Manual Therapy, and about joint manipulation and interprofessional collaboration in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Physical Therapy. She has also co-authored a number of textbook chapters in the third edition of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets and the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor. She has co-presented regularly at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) annual conference, addressing topics including manipulation in education and advocacy.
She is a member and a fellow of AAOMPT, and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is the chair of the AAOMPT’s international monitoring and educational standards committee and a member of the board of directors of Physiopedia. Dr. Lonnemann is also committed to service. She was the 2017 recipient of the John McMillan Mennell Service of AAOMPT and serves her community. In 2016, she developed an eight-week dynamic warm-up routine to reduce the risk of injury for firefighters at the Louisville Fire Department. She continues clinical practice in a pro bono clinic at Bellarmine University and within her private pay PT practice.