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College of Nursing


Faculty and Staff

Rachel L.  Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL

Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory
College of Nursing
E-mail: ronello@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-4499
Fax: 803-777-0550
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College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 104
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States

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Background

PhD- Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing
MS- Clinical Nurse Leadership, University of Maryland School of Nursing
BS- Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park 

Teaching

Dr. Onello joined the University of South Carolina in 2017. She has previously taught in pathophysiology, pharmacology, foundations, medical-surgical nursing, and practicum courses. 

Research (Select)

Idzik, S., Onello, R., & Gonzalez, M. Development and implementation of a statewide preceptor program to support APRN nursing student’s education and role development. Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (NSP II) Grant,  (2015-2018). 

Onello, R. & Gonzalez, M. Using simulation to develop feedback skills among entry-level clinical instructors: A feasibility study. Dean’s Teaching Scholars Award, University of Maryland School of Nursing, (2015-2016). 

Onello, R. Assessing the quality of feedback during clinical learning: Development of the Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE), Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant, Maryland Higher Education Commission, (2014-2015). 

Dissemination (Select) 

Onello, R. (2017). Through the Eyes of the FACE: Using the Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education as a Lens for Debriefing-Style Feedback. Workshop at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Washington, DC: June 2017. 

Onello, R., Britt, T., Robinson, K.G., & Smith, C.K. (2017). Setting the Stage: Evidence-Based Strategies for Prebriefing Best Practice. Poster presentation at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Washington, DC: June 2017. 

Onello, R., & Gonzalez, M. (2017). Using Simulation to Develop Feedback Skills Among Entry-Level Clinical Instructors: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. Concurrent session at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Washington, DC: June 2017. 

Onello, R., Schneidereith, T., Sanko, J., & Cowperthwait, A. (2017). Who's on First? What's on Second?: How the lexicon of SP methodology may be muddying the water. ePoster presentation at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Washington, DC: June 2017. 

Dreifuerst, K., Forneris, S., Daniels, Onello, R., Fey, M., & Bradley, C. (2017). Through the Looking Glass: Debriefing Across the Curriculum. Pre-conference workshop at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Washington, DC: June 2017. 

Onello, R., Peterson, D.T., Daniels, A., Wong, N., Kolbe, M., Krogh, K., & Watts, P. (2017). D-Squared: How Debriefing the Deriefer Can Take Faculty Development to the Next Level. Workshop at the 17th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL: January 31, 2017. 

Onello, R., Minehart, R., Barlow, M., Diederich, E., Maestre, J., Palaganas, J., Rock, L., Fey, M., & Simon, R. (2017). Improving Clinical Feedback Skills Using the FACE (Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education). Workshop at the 17th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL: January 30, 2017. 

Palaganas, J., Gardner, R., Simon, R., Raemer, D., Onello, R., Del Moral, I., Fey, M., Morse, K., Rock, L., & Rudolph, J. (2017). “Thanks for the Feedback” Now How about if I Give You Some? A Workshop for Learning How to Give Feedback on Feedback. Workshop at the 17th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL: January 31, 2017. 

Onello, R. (2016). The Threat of Risk Sensitization in Designing a Simulation Curriculum: What is It and Why Should We Care? Podium presentation at the National League for Nursing Education Summit, Orlando, FL: September 22, 2016. 

Minehart, R., Onello, R., Strom, S., Chan, M., & Gastelum, J. (2016). Improving Quality by Improving Feedback: Using the Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE) in Anesthesiology Training Programs. Workshop at Society for Education in Anesthesia Spring Meeting, Baltimore, MD: June 4, 2016. 

Onello, R. (invited). (2016). Teaching the Teacher: The Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) as an Approach to Faculty Development (opening keynote address). Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center Simulation Conference, Oklahoma City, OK: May 18, 2016. 

Onello, R. (invited). (2016). Feedback with Good Judgment: An approach to Closing Performance Gaps Across the Curriculum. Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center Simulation Conference, Oklahoma City, OK: May 18, 2016. 

Onello, R. (invited), & Kuehn, M.B. (2016). Debriefing strategies and techniques for reflective learning. Pre-conference workshop at the ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, Nashville, TN: April 17, 2016. 

Onello, R. (2015). High quality feedback conversations: A structured technique for developing reflective practitioners. Podium presentation at the Maryland Nurses Association Annual Convention, Linthicum Heights, MD: October 23, 2015. 

Onello, R. (invited). (2015). Simulation Challenges: Risk sensitization and outcome measurement (opening keynote address). Laerdal Medical Mini Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference, Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO: August 28, 2015. 

Onello, R. (invited). (2015). Using the Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE) to improve clinical feedback. Laerdal Medical Mini Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference, Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO: August 28, 2015. 

Professional Service

National League for Nursing

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learnning (INACSL)

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

Sigma Theta Tau International 

Professional Practice

Trauma and ED nursing 

Publications (selected) 

Rudolph, J.W., Palaganas, J., Fey, M.K., Morse, C.J., Onello, R., Dreifuerst, K.T., & Simon, R. (2016). A DASH to the top: Educator debriefing standards as a path to practice readiness for nursing students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 12(9), 412-417. 

Onello R., Rudolph J.W., & Simon R. (2015). Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE) Rater's Handbook. Boston, MA: Center for Medical Simulation. Available at: https://harvardmedsim.org/_media/FACE.RaterHandbook.pdf. 

Onello R., Rudolph J.W., & Simon R. (2015). Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE) – Rater Version. Boston, MA: Center for Medical Simulation. Available at: https://harvardmedsim.org/_media/FACE.RV.RatingForm.pdf. 

Onello, R., & Regan, M. (2013). Challenges to high fidelity simulation: Risk sensitization and outcome measurement. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(3). 

Regan, M. J., & Onello, R. (2013). Knowledge, action, and reflection: A theoretically based model for use with high fidelity simulation in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(7), 106-113.