Rhonda Schoville, PhD, MSBA, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 4152 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 615-3288
Rhonda Schoville is accepting new PhD students.


  • Informatics
  • Technology adoption
  • Implementation science
  • Innovations and simulations
  • Nursing leadership and health systems

Dr. Schoville research interests focus on technology and innovation adoption, clinical informatics, product/innovation development, implementation science and education methods. Before joining the University of Michigan School of Nursing faculty, Dr. Schoville served in a variety of leadership roles, including the director of nursing informatics at the second largest healthcare delivery system in the United States. In that role, she provided leadership, consultation, and coordination for the transformation of care processes and outcomes within nursing, and clinical support services across the continuum. Dr. Schoville partnered with members of the clinical operations informatics teams, including acute and ambulatory care to coordinate the development of new processes and tools to enhance care throughout the 93 hospitals within that system. Most recently, Dr. Schoville developed with faculty and health system leadership to launch the Michigan Medicine collaboration program, the Nurse Executive Fellow Academy (NEFA).  This six-month innovative program focuses on core leadership competencies for high-level executives to create nurse leaders who were thoughtful strategists and capable of leading dynamic change in the healthcare industry.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • Schoville, R. (2021) Anatomy-Augmented Visual Training on Mobile Devices. Co-I, U-M School of Nursing.
  • Schoville, R. (2021) Academic APRN Partnership. Committee Member, U-M School of Nursing.
  • Schoville, R. (2021) Resilient Together: Tip the Scales. Co-I, U-M School of Nursing and Michigan Medicine.
  • Schoville, R. (2021) Anatomy-Augmented Visual Training on Mobile Devices for Rapid Dissemination of Best Practices during a Pandemic. Co-I, U-M School of Nursing. Award ARCHIEMD/NIH $44,863.


Dr. Schoville has been teaching and mentoring health professionals since 1985. Her teaching experience includes courses, in-services, conferences, preceptoring, mentoring and lectureships. She has taught at the undergraduate, graduate level, and doctorate level. Dr. Schoville has worked closely with some students completing their practicums, DNP and master’s projects, and dissertations. Using a variety of teaching strategies, she covers concepts of health informatics, technology adoption, implementation science, teamwork, communication, negotiations, patient safety, leadership, and organizational content. Dr. Schoville's prior clinical experience in a variety of acute services (critical care medicine, pediatric ICU, acute care, emergency services, and post anesthesia recovery) and multiple leadership positions provides a firm foundation and practical understanding of the bedside nurse and leaders challenges in the current healthcare environment. 

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2013-present
  • Member, American Nursing Informatics Association, 2008-present
  • Member, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2017
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2014-present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Excellence in Nursing Education, Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter, 2020
  • Class of 1959 endowment fund award for new investigators, 2014
  • Alice Hatt Lapides graduate fellowship endowment, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Catherine & Arthur Adle & Backus graduate fellowship endowment, 2009, 2010, 2011


  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2015
  • MSBA, Madonna College, Livonia, MI, 1995
  • BSN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990

Publication Highlights

  • Schoville, R. & Aebersold, M (2020).  How Bullying and Incivility in the Workplace Impacts Patient Safety for Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

  • Schoville, R., & Titler, M. (2020). Integrated Technology Implementation Model: Examination and Enhancements. CIN.

  • Kupferschmid, B. J., Creech, C., Lesley, M., & Schoville, R. (2020). Informatics experience can predict DNP students’ mastery of Informatics competencies. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

  • Aebersold, M. & Schoville, R. (2020). How to Prevent the Next Generation of Nurses from “Eating Their Young. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 38, 27-34.

  • Lopez, K., Castner, J., Pruinelli, L. Schoville, R., Piscotty, R. …Monsen, K. (2018).  Shared Passion at the Nexus of Nursing Informatics, Systems, Policy & Research: Midwest Nursing Research Society Advances the State of the Science. CIN, 3(1), 5-7.6

  • Schoville, R. (October 2017). Discovery of Implementation Factors that Lead to Technology Adoption in Long Term Care. JGN, 43(10), 1-26.

  • Schoville, R., & Titler, M. (2015). Guiding healthcare technology Implementation:  A new integrated implementation model. CIN, 33(3), 99-107.

  • Schoville, R., Calarco, M., Shever, L., Tschannen, D. (2014). A cost benefit analysis: electronic clinical procedural resource supporting evidence based practice (EBP). Nursing Economics, 32(5), 241-247.

  • Tschannen, D., Schoville, R., Schmidt, P., Buehler, K., Borst, S., Flaherty-Robb, M. (2013). Communication practices among nurses in the acute care setting. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 6(3), 171-179.

  • Kalisch, B., Schoville, R. (2012). It takes a Team.  AJN, 112(10), 50-54.

  • Tschannen, D., Talsma, A., Reinemeyer, N., Belt, C., Schoville, R. (2011). Nursing medication administration and workflow nusing computerized physician order entry. CIN, 19(7), 401-410.

  • Schoville, R. (2009). Work-arounds and artifacts during transition to a computer physician order entry. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 24(4), 316-324.

  • Coffey, R., Richards, J., Remmert, C., LeRoy, S., Schoville, R., Baldwin, P. (2005). Introduction to critical pathways. Quality Management in Healthcare, 14 (1), 46-55.

  • Kahn, K., Schmidt, P., Schoville, R., Williams, M. (1993). From expert to novice, pitfalls of a promotion. AJN, 93(9), 53-58.

  • Coffey, R., Richards, J., Remmert, C., LeRoy, S., Schoville, R., Baldwin, P. (1992). Introduction to critical pathways. Quality Management in Healthcare, 1(1), 45-54.