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

Rachel Onello headshotAssistant Professor, OSAH
Address: W213
Phone Number: 410-706-5974
Fax Number: 410-706-0344


  • PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2015
  • MS, Clinical Nurse Leader, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2007
  • BS, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005


  • Co-Investigator, 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, $470,659 (2015-2018).
  • Principal Investigator, Assessing the quality of feedback during clinical learning: Development of the Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE), Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant, Maryland Higher Education Commission, $30,000 (2014-2015).


  • 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.

Primary Teaching Areas

  • NURS 501: Pathophysiological and Pharmacological Bases for Nursing Practice
  • NURS 523: Clinical Nurse Leader Emphasis Practicum

Academic & Professional Activities

  • 2015-2017: Member, Entry Level Curriculum Committee
  • 2015-2017: Member, Student Affairs Committee
  • 2014-2016: Member, UMSON Technology and Simulation Advisory Committee
  • 2014-2015: National League for Nursing Jonas Scholar
  • 2014-2015: Member, UMB Faculty Senate
  • 2011-Present: Member, UMSON Undergraduate Admissions Committee
  • 2010-2011: National League for Nursing LEAD Program Fellow
  • Member, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter
  • Member, Society for Simulation in Healthcare