Chara J. Anderson RN, CNP, MA, AOCN


Chara J. Anderson RN, CNP, MA, AOCN


  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, Mankato State College, Mankato, MN

Graduate School

  • Master of Arts in Nursing, College of St. Catherine, Saint Paul, MN

Primary Location

Burnsville Clinic
675 E Nicollet Blvd , Suite 100
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 892-7190

Philosophy of Care

"I approach patient care from a holistic perspective and believe that cancer care involves the body, mind and spirit, and that all three must be involved in the care plan. I am a firm believer in Minnesota Oncology’s survivorship initiative and effective symptom management."


Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

  • Chara received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, with an emphasis in wellness at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. She also earned a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Mankato State College in Minnesota.
  • She pursued her Master of Arts at the College of St. Catherine in Saint Paul, MN, where she graduated with honors. Her thesis was entitled, “Cancer Patients: Satisfaction with Pain Control Relative to Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes about Pain Management.”
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau, an honorary nursing society.
  • Member of the Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant Committee, through Abbott Northwestern Hospital.


  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN)


My personal interests include spending time with my family, running and scrapbooking.

Chara’s scrapbooking skills have been a springboard for hosting free classes at her church for cancer patients – to help them commemorate their cancer journey in a positive and life-affirming way.

Chara is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who has been part of the Minnesota Oncology team since 1999.