LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, September 15, 2015 The Arkansas State Board of Nursing recently elected new board officers. The new officers are:
Ramonda Housh, of Pocahontas, was elected as president. Housh is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, and fills the Board position for advanced practice registered nurse. She received her bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and earned her Master of Nursing Science degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Housh is the Division Chair for Allied Health and RN Program Chair at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. Previously she served patients as a registered nurse in medical-surgical nursing and as a community health nurse, as well as pediatric patients as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Housh is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She is married to Eric Housh and has two children, Dylan and Sydney.
Terri Imus was elected as vice president. She is from North Little Rock and has been an RN since 1988. She earned her associate's degree in nursing from East Arkansas Community College. She works at the Center for Distance Health at UAMS - Angels and has previous worked in a variety of nursing settings. Imus is married, has two adult children and three granddaughters. In her spare time, she likes gardening, reading, and health.
Yolanda Green, of Jacksonville, was elected as secretary. She is a licensed practical nurse and graduated from Arkansas State University in Newport. Green has over ten years of experience in psychiatric nursing at the Arkansas State Hospital. Green states, “I believe nursing is one of the most important occupations. We can positively or negatively affect at person’s healing process. By serving on the Board, I want to make sure that the public is being served by the best nurses.” In her spare time, she likes to read, bowl and is a movie buff.
Patricia Staggs, of Searcy, was elected as treasurer. She is a licensed practical nurse and fills the position for one of the licensed practical nurses or licensed psychiatric technician nurses on the Board. Staggs earned a nursing certificate from Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute in Forrest City. She enjoys working with the geriatric population in her position as a clinic nurse at Nephrology Associates and previously at Searcy Healthcare. Staggs is married and enjoys camping and boating.
About Arkansas State Board of Nursing
The Arkansas State Board of Nursing, comprised of 13 Arkansas residents appointed by the Governor, was established by the Arkansas Legislature in 1913 to safeguard the life and health of its citizens, and achieves its mission by developing standards for safe nursing care, approval of nursing schools and regulating licenses to practice nursing.