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. Vickie Skinner has more than 25 years of experience in operations and training with the U.S. Army Reserve. As a Lieutenant Colonel, she serves the 11th/ 108th Training Battalion with responsibility for instructing, training, educating and developing mid-career officers in leadership and strategy to be agile, innovative and adaptive leaders. Dr. Skinner received her Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York and a Master of Arts from the University of West Florida before earning a Doctorate in Health Administration at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), School of Health-related Professions.
She currently serves as the director of the Division of Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE) at University of Mississippi Medical Center. CHPE plans, administers and issues continuing education credit to professionals in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, social work and athletic training. CHPE awards more than 35,000 continuing education credits annually across all disciplines. She has been with UMMC since 2013 and worked within the Office of Faculty Affairs with a focus on faculty development and professionalism before joining CHPE. Prior to joining UMMC, Dr. Skinner’s roles included Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Southern Mississippi and Chief of Operations for Medical Soldier Readiness Processing at Camp Shelby, MS.
Dr. Skinner joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in January 2019.