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. Maureen Johnson, PhD, MS, OT/L, BCPR, C/NDT received her bachelors and post professional Master’s in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University and her PhD in Education with a focus on Learning, Instruction, and Innovation. She has worked over 30 years with a variety of patient populations primarily focused on individuals with neurologic impairments such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Mo has worked at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, as an OT and a Neuro Educator/Clinical Specialist and Scripps Memorial Hospital, with a focus on adult rehabilitation from the Intensive Care Unit to Acute Rehabilitation. Additionally, she has worked as an OT in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, South America and routinely works with Children’s Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.
Currently Dr. Mo is Assistant Professor and core faculty at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on the San Marcos, California campus where she teaches Anatomy Applied to Occupation, Patient/Client Care Management, and Assistive Technology.
Dr. Mo is a frequent national and international presenter on topics related to occupational therapy education, assistive technology, interprofessional education, simulation and debriefing, and rehabilitation practice. She has been a chapter contributor in a patient care management textbook. Dr. Mo’s recent research relates to simulation, debriefing, and interprofessional education in occupational therapy education.
In addition, Dr. Mo is the Director of Classifications for the US Open of Adaptive Surfing and Head of International Classification for Para Surfing. Currently she is conducting research on the Para Surfing Classification system and sport classes.