Chara J. Anderson RN, CNP, MA, AOCN

Chara J. Anderson RN, CNP, MA, AOCN

Primary Location

Burnsville Clinic
675 East Nicollet Boulevard, Suite 100
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
(952) 892-7190


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

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.

Personal Information

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.


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

Graduate School

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


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