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. Iman Akef Khowailed became an assistant professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the university in 2017. Prior to joining the university, she was a faculty member in the DPT program at Touro University, Nevada. Her teaching portfolio included Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Women’s Health, Kinesiology, Research, Evidence Based Practice, and Clinical Imaging courses.
Dr. Akef is the recipient of Loma Linda University’s 2016 Doctoral Award for Outstanding Research. Her research interests relate to the physiological and biomechanical aspects of human movement. More specifically, her research focuses on the altered kinematics, kinetics, and muscular actions contributing to lower extremity injury among female runners. She is also interested in the effects of hormonal fluctuation on physiological adaptations and neuromuscular control in female runners. She has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2005 with an interest in musculoskeletal and women’s health. Dr. Akef is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Women’s Health Section.