Alumna elected national board chair

Pilon to lead National Nurse-led Care Consortium
By Laura Lesley

Pilon Bonnie headshotDr. Bonnie PilonUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Alumna Bonnie Pilon, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN has been elected to chair the board of directors for the National Nurse-led Care Consortium (NNCC), formerly known as the National Nursing Centers Consortium.

Pilon recently completed 15 years as Senior Associate Dean at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and was named professor of nursing, emerita last month. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing from UAB in 1988.

The NNCC is a nonprofit professional organization existing to support and advocate for nurse-led and nurse-managed care. The group advances nurse-led care as a quality solution to health care needs and disparities.

Pilon has served on the board in various capacities for more than 15 years.

Well-known for her work focused on access to care and improved clinical models of care delivery, Pilon has assisted institutions with development of clinical integration strategies and tools, redesign of organizational structure to optimize quality and efficiency, preparation for The Joint Commission, outcome measurements, and design/redesign of clinical pathway and case and disease management systems.

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and was named a UAB School of Nursing Visionary Leader in 2010. 

The UAB School of Nursing PhD Program, the only one in Alabama, prepares nurses as researchers, faculty and leaders who will make substantive contributions to education and science in nursing with the goal of becoming independently funded investigators whose work will ultimately improve health care outcomes for all patients.

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