Christian Cannady
UCI SON Simulation Specialist
U.S. Navy Veteran

Christian Cannady is an engineering professional with a Bachelor of Arts Program focused in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Ashford University.


Facts about Christian:

  • Newest member of the UCI Simulation Specialist
  • Served in the U.C. Navy for 7 years as a Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsman
  • Deployed to Ramadi, Iraq from 2005-2006

How has your experiance in the military prepared you for you current role as a simulation specialist at the School of Nursing?

My military experience has shaped me to become the man I am today. I was taught how to be strong, professional, and most importantly to do what was right… I taught Combat Life Savers (CLS) Courses and Combat Medic Skills Training (CMAST) in Korea. We would incorporate different aspects of simulation during the scenarios which gave me a great wealth of knowledge and cast amounts of experience. I love this job because it gives our nursing students a higher degree of confidence and competence before they go into the clinical environment.

Christian Cannady, UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

Christian will be working with faculty to integrate simulation into appropriate courses.