Catherine Harris, PhD, MBA, CRNP
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-1468 fax
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Post-Master's Certificate in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Jefferson
School of Nursing, 2012
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 2011
MSN, Rutgers University, School of Nursing, 2005
MBA, Drexel University, LeBow School of Business, 2002
BSN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1996
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – Adult Health and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA)
Assistant Professor, Graduate Programs
Director of Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Research & Clinical Interests
Neuro Critical Care
Advanced Practice Issues
American Heart Association
American Nurses Association
International Council of Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International, Sigma Xi Chapter
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Neurocritical Care Society
International Council of Nurses
Awards and Honors
2008 – ThinkSwiss Scholarship for Advanced Nursing Research
2008 – Merck Pharmaceuticals Grant for Research in Africa
2008 – Gwen Breiger Memorial Scholarship Award for Advanced
2009 – Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Grant for Outpatient
Management of Patients with Brain Injury
2010 – Integra Neurosciences Research Grant
2010 – Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant
2013 – Mentee for Fellows of American Association of Nurse
Practitioner Mentorship Program
Harris, C. (2009). Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage. Cerebrovascular Update, Philadelphia, PA, March 2009.
Harris, C. (2009). Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Trends Annual Meeting, King of Prussia, PA, October 2009.
Harris, C. (2010). Bedside Nursing Issues in Acute Stroke. Cerebrovascular Update, Philadelphia, PA, March 2010.
Harris, C. (2010). Management of Stroke. Annual Stroke Update, Toms River, NJ, April 2010.
Harris, C. (2011). Endovascular Treatment of Stroke. Current Tides in Nursing Annual Symposium, Atlantic City, NJ, June 2011.
Harris, C. (2011). Complications and Nursing Considerations after Stroke. Annual South Jersey Stroke Summit, Atlantic City, NJ, September 2011.
Harris, C. (2012). Stroke Presentations. 2nd Annual South Jersey Stroke Summit, Atlantic City, NJ. November 2012.
Harris, C. (2013). Use of Simulation Models in the Neurocritical Care Unit. Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Conference, Philadelphia, PA. June 2013.
Harris, C. (2013). Use of Simulation Models to Promote Critical Thinking in Advanced Practice Nurses in the Neurocritical
Care Unit. Oral Presentation at National League For Nursing Annual Technology Conference, Philadelphia, PA. October, 2013.
Harris, C. (2013). Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke: Nursing Implications. Oral Presentation at the International Conference in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Las Vegas, NV, December 2013.
Engaging in International Health Webinar. PESI Healthcare. August 2011
Successful Central Line Placement Webinar. PESI Healthcare. December 2011
Managing Stroke: A Comprehensive Approach. 3-day Seminar Series. PESI Healthcare. (2010-present)
Basics of Neurocritical Care. 3-day Seminar Series. PESI Healthcare. (2013-Pres)