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. Crowder joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2015 as a contributing faculty member and transitioned to Assistant Professor in the Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in 2018.
Prior to joining USAHS, she specialized in school-based occupational therapy with 17 years of practice experience in this setting. Additionally, she worked for three years with primarily adult populations covering outpatient, day treatment, inpatient and skilled neuro-rehabilitation settings. Dr. Crowder’s research, published in Preventive Medicine in 2012, includes a grounded theory analysis of family interviews completed with an interdisciplinary team, including occupational therapy, physical therapy and nutritional science.
Dr. Crowder holds state licensure in Florida and Tennessee as well as certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Her specialized training includes the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program and grant writing. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.