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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Crystal L. Graham, PhD, RN, CHSE

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor and Interim Director, Clinical Simulation Laboratory
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-6533

College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 102
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States

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Dr. Graham received her ADN and AAS from Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence, SC in 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from USC in 2009. Dr. Graham received both her Master’s in Nursing Education (2011) and PhD (2016) from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Her PhD area of emphasis during her tenure at MUSC was educational disparities particularly in underrepresented nursing students. 


N791 Seminar in Clinical Nursing Research
NURS 324 Chemical Therapeutics
NURS 318 Application of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing
NURS 700 Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) 

Professional Service

Society for Simulation in Healthcare
SC State League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau
National Black Nurses Association 

Research Studies

Graham, C., & Atz., T. (2015). Baccalaureate minority nursing students’ perceptions of high-fidelity simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing,11(11). 

Graham, C., Atz, T., Phillips, S., Newman, S., & Foronda, C. (2018). Exploration of a racially diverse sample of nursing students’ satisfaction, self-efficacy, and perceptions of simulation using racially diverse manikins: A mixed methods pilot study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 15.


Wittmann-Price, R. & Graham, C.  (2014). In Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation (CHSE) Exam. Springer Publishing Company.   

Graham, C., Hudson, S., Newman, S., Atz, T. (2016). Baccalaureate minority nursing students perceived barriers and facilitators to clinical education practices: An integrative review. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(3), 130-137.