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. Rachel Keith graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 2005. She went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2009.
Prior to joining the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Instructor in April 2022, Dr. Keith worked outside the University in a variety of clinical and administrative roles. She has worked closely with C-suite executives and department directors while developing and executing operations of internal programs, such as community and athletic partnerships, sports medicine specialty practice and corporate compliance.
Dr. Keith’s research interests include international clinical education, pain management strategies, post-concussion treatment and executive leadership. She has a passion for mentorship, community outreach and continuous learning. She brings her experience and knowledge from the field, clinic and boardroom in effort to promote curiosity and encourage collaborative problem solving.