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Ambre' Pownall


Ambre’ graduated from the University of Arkansas with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004.  After graduation, she moved to Cincinnati to work at one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  In 2007, Ambre’ graduated from Northern Kentucky University with her Master of Science in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), she has worked as an orthopaedic PNP from 2007-2009 at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis and a PNP for the division of Neurosurgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 2009. In May, 2018 she will graduate from the University of Central Arkansas with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.  

Ambre’ says, “My primary role includes diagnosing, treating, managing and interpreting diagnostic tests and prescribing medications for children who have undergone brain or spinal surgery or who have had trauma to their brain or spine.  I have a passion for health policy and evidence-based practices to help move the nursing profession forward, thus providing expert care to Arkansans.  That is why I chose nursing.  To be a clinician, an advocate, a researcher and an educator to those who are ill so that they may become healthy, active Arkansans.”


Nursing Notes

“I think the different generations could work to share different communications styles with each other. As a member of the Baby Boomers generation, I prefer to communicate in person, whereas many Millennials would rather communicate electronically. In any workplace, being on the same page is incredibly important and without good communication with each other it can be nearly impossible.”


Floyd Eddie Carter Nurse Recruiter, Arkansas DHS
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