As a lead registered nurse educator at North Memorial EMS Professional Education since 2004, Gayle L. Chapman-Anderson has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing registered nurse (RN) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). She is responsible for overseeing classes, teaching the basic foundations of emergency nursing, and creating materials. North Memorial Professional Education is a network of 25 organizations offering primary care, emergency care, urgent care, medical transportation, and hospital services through more than 350 care providers. As a veteran professional nurse, Ms. Chapman-Anderson has been an RN with Favorite Healthcare Staffing since 1999.
Ms. Chapman-Anderson has an innate desire to help others. Inspired by her grandmother and aunts, who were nurses, she attended vocational school at age 16 and secured her certification as a nursing assistant. After completing her education, she started working at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, Illinois, on the weekends. Ms. Chapman-Anderson attended the Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing and excitedly graduated with her BSN in 1995. She pursued nursing because she knew it would enable her to help others while still supporting her family. Among her professional achievements, she is proud of her determination and commitment to setting and achieving her goals. She is proud of her career development since first entering the field, as she previously believed she would not be able to teach. Yet, she has grown into an excellent educator.
Heavily involved in her professional community, Ms. Chapman-Anderson became the president of the Greater Twin Cities Emergency Nurses Association in 2021. From 2002 to 2022, she gained experience as an education specialist with HCMC EMS Education. She began working as an RN in 1997 and worked in multiple hospitals for more than two decades. Outside of her primary roles, Ms. Chapman-Anderson engages with her community as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a mentor and instructor with the St. Paul Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services Academy. She also contributes to Relay for Life in her spare time.
For her accomplishments as a professional nurse, Ms. Chapman-Anderson was named Preceptor of the Year by Regents Hospital. The recipient of the Deanna Earl Award and Mary Piner Award, she also has been recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurse. She plans to pursue a better work-life balance in the coming years and hopes to spend more time with her children. As a person and in her career, Ms. Chapman-Anderson lives by the motto: “What have you done today to make the world a better place?”