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. Neeraj Kumar is an Associate Professor in the College of Rehabilitative Sciences at the University of St. Augustine, Dallas Campus. He has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy (1996) from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India, a master’s degree in sports physiotherapy (1998) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India, a PhD in rehabilitation science (2009) from State University of New York, University at Buffalo and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (transitional) (2016) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kumar is a licensed physical therapist in India and in the states of New York and Texas. He is a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy and a certified vestibular rehabilitation specialist. Dr. Kumar has over 23 years of experience as a physical therapist and over 16 years of experience as an educator and administrator. Previously, he served as the Regional Dean and Assistant Program Director of the DPT program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa; Principal and Chief Physiotherapist at Vel R.S. Medical College and Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy at Saveetha College of Physiotherapy. His teaching interests include Neuromuscular Physical Therapy Practice, Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice and Evidence-Based Practice. Dr. Kumar’s research interests include understanding the mechanism of postural control in older adults and in adults with neuropathology. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and he has several peer-reviewed presentations. Dr. Kumar has been a part of four funded grant projects. He serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed textbook and journal publications and as a member on various university committees. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, having served as the President of the TPTA Permian Basin district.