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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

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

Title: Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Email: ronello@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-7293
Office:

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 524
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 

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Background

  • PhD, Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • MS, Clinical Nurse Leader, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • BS, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland College Park 

Teaching

  • Foundations
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing I
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing II
  • Capstone
  • Biophysical Pathology
  • Research Methods for Nursing
  • Seminar in Clinical Nursing Research

Research

  • Neuroscience of Learning
  • Preceptor and Clinical Faculty Development
  • Debriefing in Clinical Learning Environments 

Dissemination

Forneris, S.G., Onello, R., & Moulton, M. (2020). Faculty Intensives. National League for Nursing 10-week Summer Webinar Series: June 4-August 6, 2020. 

Onello, R. (invited), & Moulton, M. (2019). Learning How To Learn: Leveraging Brain Science to Improve Teaching. National League for Nursing Faculty Intensives, Washington, DC: June 5, 2019.

Forneris, S.G., Kline, A., Onello, R. (invited), & Moulton, M. (2019). How to Teach Thinking Across the Curriculum. National League for Nursing Faculty Intensives, Washington, DC: June 4, 2019. 

Forneris, S.G., Dreifuerst, K.T., Fey, M., Onello, R., Bradley, C.B., & Daniels, A. (2018). Enhancing student learning using debriefing across the curriculum. National League for Nursing Education Summit, Chicago, IL: September 13, 2018. 

Onello, R. (invited), & Cavanaugh, J.U. (2018). How clinicians add value to healthcare supply chain management. Plenary session at the South Carolina Hospitals Association Materials Management Annual Spring Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC: May 31, 2018. 

Forneris, S.G., & Onello, R. (invited). (2018). How to Teach Thinking Across the Curriculum. Workshop at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA: May 23, 2018. 

Onello, R. (invited). (2017). Judgment, reasoning, and the simulated student: Transformational approaches to high leverage teaching. Plenary session at the Southern Regional Education Board Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA: November 13, 2017. 

Cavanaugh, J.U., & Onello, R. (invited). (2017). How clinicians add value to healthcare supply chain management. Plenary session at the South Carolina Hospitals Association Materials Management Meeting, Columbia, SC: October 5, 2017. 

Forneris, S.G., Dreifuerst, K.T., Bradley, C.S., Onello, R., Daniels, A., & Fey, M. (2017). Through the Looking Glass: Debriefing Across the Curriculum. Pre-conference workshop at the National League for Nursing Education Summit, San Diego, CA: September, 14, 2017. 

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 22, 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 21, 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 24, 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 21, 2017. 

Dreifuerst, K.T., Forneris, S.G., Daniels, A., 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 21, 2017. 

Britt, T., Onello, R., Robinson, K.G., & Smith, C. (2017). The Power of the Prebrief. Podium presentation at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA: June 5, 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. 

Britt, T., Onello, R., Robinson, K.G., & Smith, C. (2016). Prebriefing—What does this mean? Podium presentation at the Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference, Nashville, TN: November 18, 2016. 

Onello, R. (invited). (2016). Towards Feedback Excellence. Leadership Development Program. University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD: October 19, 2016. 

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. 

Professional Service

  • American Nurses Association
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare  

Professional Practice

Emergency & Trauma Nursing  

Publications (selected) 

Sanko, J.S., Schneidereith, T., Cowperthwait, A., & Onello, R. (2019). Findings from a human roles terminology survey: Consensus or chaos? BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 1-6.

Onello, R., & Fey, M. (2017). Classroom conversations. In S.G. Forneris & M. Fey (Eds.), Critical Conversations: The NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking (pp. 35-47). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Onello, R., & Forneris, S.G. (2017). Clinical conversations. In S.G. Forneris & M. Fey (Eds.), Critical Conversations: The NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking (pp. 49-57). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Daniels, A., & Onello, R. (2017). Psychological safety. In S.G. Forneris & M. Fey (Eds.), Critical Conversations: The NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking (pp. 13-26). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

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/F ACE.R V .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. 


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