Episode 030 — Meet Nursepreneur Catie Harris

'The nurse is actually orchestrating all of the care the patient is getting so everybody comes to the nurse first.' -- @TheNPLife #nurse #nursing #neuro #stroke Click To Tweet


Catie Harris Headshot

Catie Harris has the unique distinction of being the first guest to appear on both Strokecast and 2-Minute Talk Tips. Actually this is the third episode we recorded, since I lost the first one through a silly mistake that I made. I’m glad we could make this happen.

We talk about how she got into neuro care and how she now runs her own business and helps other nurses make the transition from hospital work to the next phase of their careers.

'There's really no sense or experience that we as humans have that can't be taken away with the right stroke in the right location.' -- @TheNPLife #nurse #nursing #neuro #stroke Click To Tweet

Catie Harris, PhD, MBA, and Registered Nurse is the NursePreneur Mentor who has empowered hundreds 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.

'Sometimes it was difficult to get the patients to leave the hospital because they were scared.' -- @TheNPLife #nurse #nursing #neuro #stroke Click To Tweet

Catie mentors through one-on-one coaching, live events and her signature yearlong mentoring program: the NursePreneur Business Academy which can be found at

Catie is an international speaker who has been featured in ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and Huffington Post. She has also share 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.

'If we had a plan to help the patient when questions arise, I thought that would be helpful as well.' -- @TheNPLife #nurse #nursing #neuro #stroke Click To Tweet


Catie Harris on the web

Training with Catie

Catie Harris on Twitter

Nurse Stories

NursePreneur Podcast

NursePreneurs on Facebook

Catie Harris on LinkedIn

Pill Bottle video

Catie on 2-Minute Talk Tips

Hack of the Week

Pill bottles can be tough to open with 2 functional hands and even tougher with only one functional hand. Fortunately, there are some options.

First, ask your pharmacy about non-childproof lids. They may be able to accommodate this request.

Secondly, some of the new designs allow you to flip the lid and use it as a basic screw on/screw off lid. This is what those bottles look like.

You can also see a video demo in this Facebook Live video.


Prescription Bottle in childproof mode
This is how the pharmacy typically hands you the bottle.
Prescription pill bottle with lid upside down
This is what you can do with many lids. It has threads on top so you can turn it over and bypass child proof systems.

Here is the video demonstration.

'The patient's perception or their mindset of how they're thinking about the whole process really dictates a large part of the outcome. -- @TheNPLife #nurse #nursing #neuro #stroke Click To Tweet


Where do we go from here?

  • What has been your experience working with neuro nurses? Let us know in the comments below.
  • Check out to learn more about Catie and her programs.
  • To hear Catie talk more about public speaking, check out the other conversation we had over at 2-Minute Talk Tips.
  • If you’re a nurse looking for the next phase of your career, check out Catie’s NursePreneur Business Academy.
  • Take the easy way out with alternative ways to open your pill bottles.
  • Don’t get best…get better.
'We want to educate. We want to teach. We want to make a difference in people's lives, and business actually allows us to do that and really show our expertise.' -- @TheNPLife #nurse #nursing #neuro #stroke Click To Tweet

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