Catie Harris, PhD, MBA, and Registered Nurse is the NursePreneur Mentor who has empowered thousands of nurses to monetize their knowledge and skills in business, while inspiring them to change the way healthcare is perceived and delivered. She strives to undo the perception that nursing care is limited to the hospital setting. Through her intensive mentorship program, Catie shows nurses how their nursing knowledge can transcend the hospital system into a profitable business.
Catie is an international speaker who has been featured in ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and Huffington Post. She has also shared her innovative mentorship work on National and International Podcasts and TV including Be Efficient TV, Dubai One and Copy Chief with Kevin Rogers.
Catie is a serial NursePreneur and single mom living in Philadelphia with her son Matthew.
Catie hosts her own podcast called The NursePreneur Podcast, which features leading nurses and experts in the field every Thursday.
In addition, Catie has been featured in many podcasts and on TV around the world, highlighting the work of nurses and talking about her own trajectory in business to inspire other nurses to do the same.
The Altucher Report – 6 Business Ideas for Nurses
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NursePreneurs was founded to teach nurses how to start their own businesses using the knowledge and skills they already have. Entrepreneurial skills are learned behaviors. Catie teaches nurses how to leverage what they already know into a business model.
It’s a well-known fact that nurses get burnt out in the hospital system and many choose to leave for other professions. Our nurses are the gems of the healthcare system and they have an incredible amount of knowledge that could AND SHOULD be harnessed to improve the health of our nation.
Catie provides nurses mentoring and career building models to teach step-by-step how to excel in the business world with what they know. More and more entrepreneurs will emerge from the Nursing profession as we continue to invest the time, money and effort it requires to support the unmet needs of this profession.
Catie is the founder of NursePreneurs. She runs NursePreneurs.com, DesignByNursePreneurs.com, TheNurseExperts.com, CatieHarris.com and ConciergeNurseServices.com. She has an MBA, PhD and 3 Masters Degrees in Nursing. Catie has also taught at the Master/Doctoral level teaching clinical reasoning and skills as well as teaching financial/project management to nursing students. She currently works on her business NursePreneurs, transforming nursing dreams into businesses.
Catie is an Nurse/Academic/ NursePreneur who believes in the combined strength of Nurses and Business
My goal with developing NursePreneurs is to provide a place for nurses who want to know more, do more and contribute more as entrepreneurs. I want to work with nurses who want to raise the bar in the profession and in their own careers.
Mentoring is the true key to success, something I found out early in my own career. While trying to learn the ropes of new jobs that I took on, I came to understand there was this “cloud” of not really seeing the whole picture of what I was supposed to be doing. Finding someone who could lead me in the right direction, even if I wasn’t sure where we were going was pivotal in my career. I’ve had to trust many people along the way who had been were I was and know that they could take me to the level where they were. It wasn’t so important to know exactly why I was doing every piece. That trust became so important. It’s what I do now, and I see it from a different perspective. I’m asking nurses to trust my process to help them realize their dreams of starting a business. In order to build that trust, I believe in providing massive value up front. I provide free teachings, workshops, email courses and trainings to help them to step on a path that will take them somewhere other than where they were going. Providing value first is instrumental.
Teaching business skills in Nursing school is basically unheard of due to the shear time constraints! Through NursePreneurs, I want to address this gap by offering a mentoring program designed to help nurses to organize and structure their expertise into a business model. It’s hard to see your expertise in the beginning when so much information is given to you at once. My program appreciates that nurses are experts in their space but that they lack a fundamental understanding of business – which is much easier to teach. I teach them how to work sequentially through a proven formula to achieve business success.
I also have the unique perspective of having worked in the corporate headquarters of Walmart. I was responsible for supporting their primary care clinics through talent acquisition and professional relations team. When I started doing Professional Relations for the Walmart Care Clinics, I began meeting the most incredible NPs who were doing amazing work. It was at this point in my life that I realized how much I haven’t done yet. I didn’t know that you could be a consultant for the World Health Organization, or work in the Surgeon General’s Office or run the Walmart Care Clinics. I don’t know how I missed this, but when I look around me now, I see Nurses who are in a career rut. They have hit a ceiling effect in their jobs and have nowhere to go and academics aren’t for everyone. Why wasn’t I out there sooner doing amazing work? I think it’s a combination of things. First, we have a lack of exposure to amazing Nurses doing incredible work at the national and international levels. Second, we lack the blueprint of how to go from point A to point B. I can sit here today and say I want to be a consultant for the World Health Organization, but that isn’t how it works.
You have to actively set yourself on the path to becoming a consultant, or a lead or a business owner.
People have to know who you are and what you stand for. You need to create a professional persona and brand your identity. The same is true for NursePreneurs. The prospect of that may seem overwhelming for most people, which is why I designed my courses. I have programs that work with nurses to develop their vision of their business idea, and walks them step by step to give them everything they need to start out in one place. I am all about structured, organized learning. I don’t want to take 3 years to understand something.
NursePreneurs is my contribution to the Nursing community. I want to work with inspiring and incredible nurses. Nurses can dream big and do more, but we all need some help along the way. My dream is to help create amazing NursePreneurs who elevate our profession to a whole new level!
Catie Harris is a dynamic and passionate nurse who focuses on the career success of other Nurses by teaching step-by-step specific information to reach milestones in a sequential method. She has spoken to many audiences across the U.S. and internationally.
- Nurse Leadership
- Business Building
- Nursing Ceiling Effect
- How I’ve built NursePreneurs.com, DesignByNursePreneurs.com, TheNurseExperts.com, CatieHarris.com and ConciergeNurseServices.com
- How to be a single mom and do it all
Bio Talking Points
- NursePreneur, Nurse, Business Owner
- My education is Nursing (bachelor, Masters x 3, PhD) and Business
- My background includes working in Neurosurgery, building stroke centers, director of NP program, corporate experience in talent management and professional relations
- How I became a NursePreneur
- I teach step-by-step specific knowledge that you need to succeed