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Polly Gerber Zimmermann, American emergency nurse. Registered Nurse, Illinois; certified emergency nurse; certified American Council of Learned Societies, Pouch Attachment Ladder System, ENPC, Trauma Nursing Core Course, NALS, trauma nurse specialist, instructor ENPC, breath alcohol technician. Executive Nurse fellow Commonwealth Fund, 1993; named Distinguished Writer Sigma Theta Tau, 2000-2002.


Zimmermann, Polly Gerber was born on April 6, 1954 in Orrville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Vernon Lee and Paula Mae (Hemple) Gerber.


Diploma in nursing, Aultman Hospital School Nursing, Canton, Ohio, 1977. Bachelor of science in nursing, DePaul University, 1982. Master of Business Administration, North Park University, 1995.

MSN, North Park University, 1996.


Staff nurse medical-surgical, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, 1977-1980;assistant head nurse, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, 1980-1981;staff nurse neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, 1981-1982;staff nurse emergency department, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, 1983-1990;clinical nurse director emergency department, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, 1990-1992;staff nurse emergency department and occupational health, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, since 1992;associate nurse, American Airlines, since 1996;senior course manager, National Center for Advanced Medical Education, Chicago, 1997;associate director national headquarters, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, 1998;professor, Harry S. Truman College, since 1998. Psychiatric nurse Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, 1983-1984. Staff triage nurse Michael Reese health maintenance organization, 1986-1990.

Faculty Henry S. Truman College, Chicago, 1996;presenter in field.


Course co-director American Red Cross Ventures, Chicago, 1998. Chairperson science review panel Ecole nationale d'administration Foundation Education. Member of American Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association (member clinical practice for certified 1993, national board directors since 2004, Certified Emergency Nurse test item writer, Certified Emergency Nurse exam construction review committee, delegate and speaker science assembly, Certified Emergency Nurse test examiner, test item reviewer NCLEX, annual member science assembly, director-at-large, National League for Nursing, excelsier regents, Gary Sparger Memorial scholar 1994, ENF Leadership Graduate Nursing Education scholar 1994), Delta Epsilon Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau (secretary 1995-1996, president 1998—2000, past president 2001, Grace Peterson scholar 1994).


Daughter of Vernon Lee and Paula Mae (Hemple) Gerber. M. Rudolf Zimmermann, May 14, 1988.