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. Fernando Castillo earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy with an emphasis on neurological rehabilitation from the University of Central Arkansas. As a licensed practitioner, Dr. Castillo has fulfilled roles in varied settings including outpatient orthopedic, acute care and inpatient rehabilitation environments.
Most recently, Dr. Castillo functioned as the lead outpatient therapist, overseeing the patient caseload for physical, occupational and speech-language pathology needs in a rehabilitation hospital. He joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor on the Dallas, TX campus in April 2022.