Faculty Sketch

Bonita Ann Pilon, PhD, NE-A, FAAN

Senior Associate Dean for Practice
Professor of Nursing, Health Systems Management
bonnie.pilon@vanderbilt.edu

 

Grants

Pilon, B. A., Project Director. Focused Expansion - Vanderbilt Faculty Practice Network. Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 7/1/06-6/30/11, $1,194,409 (funded).

Pilon, B. A., Project Director. State-wide Case Management Services for Newly Disenrolled TennCare Population. State of Tennessee, Commissioner of Finance and Administration, 12/1/05-9/30/07, $430,000 (funded).

Pilon, B. A., Project Director. Systematic Expansion of a Nurse Managed Clinic Network. Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 7/1/01 - 6/30/06, $1,096,453 (funded).

 

Representative Publications

Pilon, B. (2011). Removing the Barriers to Prenatal Care for Teens—Rock-A-Bye Teens: An Early SSTART Program. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 26(4), 23-27.


Pohl, J., Tanner, C., Pilon, B. & Benkert, R. (2011). Comparison of Nurse Managed Health Centers with Federally Qualified Health Centers as Safety Net Providers. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 12(2),90-99.


Barkaushas, V.H., Pohl, J.M., Tanner, C., Onifade, T.J.M., & Pilon, B. (2011). Quality of Care in Nurse-Managed Health Centers (NMHCs). Nursing Administration Quarterly, 35(1), 34-43.


Taylor, C.R., Merin, L.M., Minert-Salunga, A., Hepworth, J.T., Crutcher, T.C., O’Day, D.M. & Pilon, B.A. (2007). Improving Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Rates Using Telemedicine-based Digital Retinal Imaging Technology- The Vine Hill Study. Diabetes Care, 30(3), 574-578.


Cooper, S. R. & Pilon, B.A. (Fall-Winter, 2003). Influencing health policy at the state level: The Tennessee experience. Nursing and Health Policy Review, 2(2), 37-43.


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


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


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


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


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

 

Book Chapters/Online Courses/Government Publications

Lauderdale, J. & Pilon, B. (2012). Cultural Competence: Issues Impacting Clinical Practice. Interactive Web-based publication. Essential Learning Library. San Diego.


Pilon, B.A. (February, 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.


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.

 

Taylor, C. R., Merin, L. M., Minert-Salunga, A., Hepworth, J. T., Crutcher, T. C., O'Day, D. M. & Pilon, B. A. (2007). Improving diabetic retinopathy screening rates using telemedicine-based digital retinal imaging technology-the Vine Hill study. Diabetes Care, 30, 574-578.

Cooper, S. R. & Pilon, B. A. (2003). Influencing health policy at the state level: The Tennessee experience. Nursing and Health Policy Review, 2(2), 93-98.

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

 

Professional Organizations

Tennessee Primary Care Association, Board Member, 2008-2011

National Nursing Centers Consortium, Board Member, 2008 - present

  • Immediate Past Chair, 2006-2008
  • Chair, October 2004-2006


Certification

National Executive, Advanced, 1998 – present
American Nurses’ Credentialing Center