Gary Tupper

Gary Tupper

Assistant Professor in Residence

    Westlake Hall 105A
    (309) 677-3436


MSN, Western Governors University
BSN, Bradley University
B.S., Biology, Millikin University


Prior to coming to Bradley University, Professor Tupper was a registered nurse for 18 years in the Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Positions he held included being a bedside clinical nurse, charge nurse, assistant manager, and the patient care manager. Currently, Professor Tupper is an Assistant Professor in Residence at Bradley. He also continues to work as an Administrative Supervisor at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois.


Professor Tupper currently teach sophomore and senior level content for the Accelerated BSN and baccalaureate programs. Courses include Nur 207, Nur 221, Nur 408, Nur 410, Nur 413, and Nur 418. He loves seeing students grow in their nursing skills and knowledge from their sophomore to senior year. He enjoys getting to interact with the students on a daily basis, their excitement for learning makes teaching fun.


Coauthored “Planning for Department Succession: Anticipating a Gap in Leadership” in The Department Chair.



  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


  • Prairie Wind Ensemble: Trumpet
  • River Valley Brass Quintet: Trumpet
  • Northminster Presbyterian Church
  • Elder
  • Human resources team
  • Music ministry team

Licensures and Certifications

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Executive, Board Certified
  • Trauma Nurse Specialist
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support
  • Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum