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Ambre' Pownall

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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

“In the volunteer role, each volunteer brings their own set of skills to the hospital. I think it was easier for me, because I had been familiar with several of the nurses on the unit where I volunteer. My advice to volunteers is to be yourself and relax into the very satisfying role helping others.”

 

Martha Chamness, RN, MNSC, CPHQ (retired) UAMS volunteer
 
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