Chelsia Harris
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Chelsia Harris
Nurse, author, speaker, professor, executive, wife, and mommy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meet chelsia

To Chelsia Harris, human life is precious, no matter what age or stage one might be in at the present time. After two miscarriages, losing her daddy at a young age, and experiencing the tragic death of her nana to nursing home neglect, she has spent her life dedicated to helping individuals recognize the value of human life and experience resilience in an emotionally and spiritually fatigued world.  

Chelsia firmly believes that God does not call the equipped, He equips the called.  

If it can’t take my eternity, then you can’t stop me!

Being raised by a blue-collar family in a small community in Arkansas, without even so much as a traffic light, never stopped Chelsia from fulfilling the divine calling she felt upon her life.  You will often catch Chelsia saying “If it can’t take my eternity, then you can’t stop me!” This statement comes from a heart of humility.  She doesn’t believe that anyone can be anything, but she does believe that with passion, drive, and a lot of hard work, everyone can fulfill their purpose and divine calling. 

As a nurse practitioner, educator, leader, and executive, Chelsia has harnessed her passion for people and served from the bedside to the board room.  Graduating valedictorian of her high school class (Atkins High School –2000), she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (Arkansas Tech University - 2004), her Master of Science in Nursing degree (Vanderbilt University - 2008), and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (Case Western Reserve University - 2015).   However, if you visit with Chelsia for any length of time, you will learn that her greatest accomplishment was becoming a mommy in 2015!  

Chelsia is a local, regional, national, and international speaker on topics such as compassion fatigue, daily spiritual experience, finding your purpose, and combining faith with serious academics.  Chelsia has authored articles in and served as a peer reviewer for various professional nursing journals, as well as authored an inspiring professional nursing book, Created and Called: A Journey to and through Nursing

Although nursing is her vocational calling, Chelsia’s deep desire to support emotional and spiritual resilience has ignited her passion to write children’s books encouraging, motivating, and developing positive character traits among young children. Her first book of a new series, Hannah Visits Nana in the Nursing Home recently released November 2018.  

Chelsia is on a mission to serve, encourage, motivate, and ignite.  The small-town, country-loving girl from Arkansas wants to help you recognize your value, maintain your passion and compassion, and join her in saying “If it can’t take my eternity, then you can’t stop me!” 

 
 

EXPERIENCE

Chelsia has been speaking publicly her entire life. Her first on-stage appearance was prior to the age of two. She was born to motivate and inspire via the written and spoken word. Chelsia has almost a decade of professional speaking experience, 14 years of nursing experience, and 10 years of nursing education and leadership experience.

Publications:

Hannah Visits Nana in the Nursing Home

Created & Called: A Journey to and through Nursing

Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Nurse’s Perspective

What are the Challenges for APNs as Educators?

Nursing on Empty: Compassion Fatigue Signs, Symptoms, and System Interventions

 
 

Reviews

By your [Dr. Harris] example, I learned how to turn my compassion into more than just a feeling, but an act of love.
— Former Student
Harris writes in a folksy, easy style that draws you in. Her stories keep you on the edge of your seat.
— Journal of Christian Nursing Editor in Chief
Thank you for the awe-inspiring presentation on Compassion Fatigue. Your obvious passion, conviction and dedication to your calling has left an indelible impression!
— Vice President, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Awesome book [Created & Called], very inspirational, applies to any career, be sure you have a box of kleenex on hand!
— Amazon Purchaser
 
Your [Dr. Harris] article on compassion fatigue was the best I have ever read on the topic
— Director of Nursing Graduate Studies, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
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