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. Timothy Holley is an occupational therapist (OT), health scientist and educator who is dedicated to helping individuals reach their optimal functioning level in society. Dr. Holley began his career in rehabilitation in undergraduate school as a research assistant on the Motor After Stroke Project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He later received his Master of Science in occupational therapy in 2004, which he would go on to practice in varied settings, ranging from early intervention to geriatric rehab. Due to his diverse experience as an OT practitioner, Dr. Holley considers himself a generalist.
During his doctorate studies, Dr. Holley completed an internship in the tumor registrar at an affiliate of the MD Anderson Cancer Center and completed a research practicum titled, “Increasing genetic competency in occupational therapy practice.” Dr. Holley has held many leadership roles, including Director of Rehabilitation, Clinical Lead, CEO/Owner and Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program Director. During his occupational therapy career, Dr. Holley has been invited to present at various professional conferences, educational institutions, community and business organizations.
His teaching experience includes seven years as a biology instructor, teaching anatomy, physiology and medical terminology courses at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, AL. He later became an assistant professor in an MOT program at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he taught for six years. At Trinity, Dr. Holley taught functional anatomy, functional neuroscience, research, ethics, advocacy and policy. Dr. Holley joined the core OT programs faculty at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences as an Associate Professor in January 2022, sharing his diverse knowledge as a practitioner and educator.