Bonita Gordon practiced nursing close to 30 years, focusing primarily in the areas of neuroscience and acute care nursing. Bonita worked as a staff educator on the neuroscience/orthopedic/trauma, rehabilitation and medical/surgical units, where she presented lectures on acute and critical care processes. Bonita's expertise in neuroscience disease processes includes knowledge acquired during her work as a neuroscience critical care nurse and as a clinical nurse specialist in neurosurgery and neurology. After completing her post-master's certification as an adult nurse practitioner at St. Louis University, Bonita continued to hone her skills in her practice at a university's neuroscience center.
Bonita has presented extensively on neuroscience diseases, diabetes and acute care. She is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), the American College of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau. Bonita serves as a national committee member for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Journal of Oncology Nursing, and Journal of Nursing Quality Care and developed content on the spine and spinal problems for the AANN certification review course.
Financial: Bonita Gordon receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Bonita Gordon serves as a national committee member for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.