Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL
Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore. She has taught in simulation-based education since 2008 and has experience in designing, integrating, and evaluating simulation in health care education. In her previous role as assistant director of the Debra L. Spunt Clinical Simulation Laboratories at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Dr. Onello facilitated the expansion of simulation curricula for undergraduate nursing courses. She has served as lab and clinical coordinator for entry-level courses where she was responsible for the orientation, faculty development, training, and formative assessment of lab and clinical instructors.In her current role, Dr. Onello engages in simulation-based teaching in clinical and didactic courses for entry level nursing students. She also co-teaches faculty development workshops on debriefing for simulation faculty in academic and clinical practice. Dr. Onello received training on simulation and debriefing at the Center for Medical Simulation. She was named a 2014-2015 National League for Nursing Jonas Scholar for her work in faculty development of clinical feedback skills and was funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and by the Jonas Foundation.
Dr. Onello is now working on applying structured models of debriefing to clinical learning environments with a focus on faculty development among clinical instructors. She serves on the Education Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and on the Standardized Patient Standard subcommittee for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.