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Dr. Christopher McClanahan, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Simulation and Interprofessional Education

Christopher McClanahan, DNP, RN

Dr. McClanahan earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2010), Master of Science in Nursing Executive Leadership (2011) from Lubbock Christian University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (2014) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas.  His capstone focus was the operational and management practices of health science center based interprofessional clinical simulation centers.  Dr. McClanahan comes to Texas State as an experienced interprofessional clinical simulation coordinator and undergraduate BSN and ADN program faculty instructor.  Chris is a member of the International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Texas Nurses Association and the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives.

  • Operational and management practices of health science center-based interprofessional clinical simulation centers


Presented at the opening McClanahan SUN Presentationsession of the Laerdal National SUN Conference, "Mother and Baby in Crisis! Let's Help Save Lives!: An Interprofessional Simulation Experience", 10/9/17-10/10/17 in San Antonio, TX. The audience was able to witness the importance of interprofessional collaboration and clinical decision making as a new mother and infant struggle through the best and worst day of their lives. Dr. McClanahan then deconstructed what it takes to plan, set up, execute and debrief an interprofessional simulation to create meaningful learning experiences for the team.

McClahanah Sim User Conference



Achieved certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.