Ramonda Housh of Pocahontas has been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing by Governor Mike Beebe, according to an announcement made December 19. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and fills the Board position for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
The ASBN is composed of 13 members appointed by the Governor for terms of four years, subject to confirmation by the Senate, according to the ASBN website. Six members must be registered nurses and each must be an Arkansas resident; have at least five years of successful experience as a registered nurse in nursing practice, administration, or teaching; be licensed in Arkansas as a registered nurse; and have been employed as a registered nurse for at least three years immediately preceding appointment, two of which shall have been in Arkansas.
Housh received her bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She is currently serving as Interim Director of Nursing at Black River Technical College.
Previously, Housh served patients as a Registered Nurse in medical-surgical nursing and as a community health nurse, and also served pediatric patients as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
“After 20 years as a nurse and ten years as a nurse educator, I want to be involved in the protection of the public and in the regulation of our profession,” Housh stated. “It is an honor to serve in this capacity on the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.” Housh is married to Eric Housh and they have two children.