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. Matt Morretta received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Temple University. He is residency trained in orthopedic physical therapy and became an orthopedic clinical specialist in 2011. Dr. Morretta continued his clinical education by completing an orthopedic manual physical therapy fellowship through Evidence in Motion and becoming a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2016. Over eight years of clinical and four years of teaching experience has allowed Dr. Morretta to find his true professional passions, the therapeutic alliance and clinical reasoning.