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
Jennifer Summers is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Development Specialist for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) at the San Marcos, CA campus. She began as an Occupational Therapist Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI. She since has earned a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and a Master of Science and Doctor of Occupational Therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
She worked clinically in multiple settings including impatient and community mental health, forensic mental health, domestic violence programs, home care, acute and subacute rehab, and skilled nursing facilities. She has been a full-time educator since 2016, beginning at GVSU. She joined USAHS in January 2019. In her faculty development role, she facilitates a host of workshops and teaching circles for faculty across the campuses. Her research interests include exploring sexuality and disability, occupational of advocacy, and equity and inclusion in healthcare.