Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Vanderbilt University | Vanderbilt University Medical Center  
Bonita Ann Pilon
210 Godchaux Hall
461 21st Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: 615-322-4340

Faculty Sketch

Bonita Ann Pilon, DSN, RN, BC, FAAN

Senior Associate Dean for Practice
Professor of Nursing, Health Systems Management

DSN/1988University of Alabama - Birmingham
MN/1975University of Florida - Gainesville
BSN/1972Barry College, Miami, FL


1988-present Nursing Administration, Advanced - American Nurses' Association

1998-present Certified Case Management Administrator - The Center for Case Management, Inc.

Area of Doctoral Study:

Nursing Administration

Professional Activity:

1998-2005 National Certification Board for Case Management Administrators (founding member)

2003-2005 Chair, National Certification Board for Case Management Administrators

2002-2004 Chair-elect, National Nursing Centers Consortium

2004-2006 Chair, National Nursing Centers Consortium

Sample Publications:   (BACK)

       Sanders, N., Smith, A. E., Pilon, B. A., Duncan, S., Yeager, J., Douglas, A. B., & Martin, J. (1988). Cost Management Education for Nurses-An Annotated Bibliography. Washington: U.S. DHHS, HRSA, BHPr, Div. of Nursing (contract # 240-86-0064).

      Pilon, B. A. & Davis, S. (1988). Health Care Delivery Cost Containment Practices: History, Current Status, Future Directions. In N. Sanders (Project Director), Cost Management Education for Nurses. Washington: U.S. DHHS, HRSA, BHPr, Div. of Nursing (contract # 240-86-0064).

      Pilon, B.A. & Renfroe, D. (1990). Evaluation of Employee Health Risk Assessment Program. AAOHN Journal, 38(5), 230-235.

      Pilon, B.A. & McMartin, J. (1990). Confronting substance abuse. Nursing 90, 20(12), 32K, 32L, 32N.

      Pilon, B. A. (1993). Nursing practice. In Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th edition, Luckman & Sorenson, Eds, (pp. 25-40). Philadelphia: Saunders.

      Pilon, B.A. (1993). Reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities: Successful case reports. Recruitment & Retention Report, 6(10), 5-7.

      Pilon, B.A. & Gaddes, J. (1994). Nurse Managers need the right tools to effectively influence cost and quality outcomes. Seminars for Nurse Managers, 2(2), 117-120.

      Pilon, B.A. (1995) The new demand area: Nurse practitioners receive numerous job offers. Recruitment, Retention & Restructuring Report, 8(10), 1-5.

      Pilon, B. A. & Hill, M. (1996). Integration of managed care with information systems. In Information Management in Nursing and HealthCare, M. E. Mills, C. A. Romano, & B. R. Heller, Eds, Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation.

      Minnick, A., Conway-Welch, C., Pilon, B. A., & Ryan, S. (1996) Nurse Administrator employment in group practices. JONA 26(7/8) 7-8,26

      Pilon, B. A. (1996). Barriers to leadership at the point of service: observations from the field. Aspen Advisor for Nurse Executives, 12(1), 1,5.

      Kerby, L.L., Pilon, B.A., & Beare, B. G. (1997). Continuity of care. In Principles and practices of adult health nursing (Supplement to text), Beare & Myers, Eds. St. Louis: Mosby.

      Pilon, B.A. (1997). Advanced practice nurse credentialing in today's healthcare market. New Medicine, 1, 89-91.

      Pilon, B.A. (1997). Guest Editorial: Developing future managers: Education and practice. Seminars for Nurse Managers, 5(2),69.

      Pilon, B.A. (1997). Reengineering knowledge and skills: Essential for nurse managers. Seminars for Nurse Managers, 5(2), 70-74.

      Pilon, B. A. (1997). The context of medical-surgical nursing. In Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Continuity of Care, 5th edition, Black & Malassarin-Jacobs, Eds. Philadelphia: Saunders.

      Pilon, B. A (1998). System-Wide CQI and education as an integrative engine. In Clinical Integration: Strategies and Practices for Organized Care Delivery Systems, Mary C. Tonges, Ed., San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

      Pilon, B.A. (1998). Outcomes and surprises of work redesign. Nursing Management, 29(8), 44-45.

      Pilon, B.A. & Couchman, D. (1998). Measuring performance and outcomes in community hospitals: A case example. Seminars for Nurse Managers, 6(3), 113-118.

      Pilon, B.A. (2000). Measuring the effectiveness of clinical pathways. In DataQuest: Finding and Using Health Care Data for Performance Improvement, Jill Schlip & Roy Gilbreath, Eds. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

      Cooper, S.R. and Pilon, B.A. (2003). Influencing Health Policy at the State Level: The Tennessee Experience. Nursing and Health Policy Review, 2(2), 93-98.