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. Jennie DiGrado is an Assistant Professor for the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine San Marcos Campus. She received her bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. She has worked clinically in a variety of settings which include, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities and home health care. Most of her clinical practice has been focused on serving individuals throughout the lifespan with neurological impairments resulting in occupational performance concerns.