University of Nebraska Medical Center

Rachel Zeiger, MSN, RN, CNE

Instructor, UNMC College of Nursing


Rachel Zeiger is an Instructor in the undergraduate nursing program on the Kearney campus. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNMC, her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in nursing education from Clarkson College, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education and Leadership from Clarkson College. Her clinical background is in medical-surgical nursing, progressive care nursing, and intensive care nursing. Rachel is passionate about teaching clinical judgment and using educational neuroscience to develop classes that develop critical thinking.

  • 2005, BSN, UNMC
  • 2012, MSN, Clarkson College
Research Interests
  • Active learning using educational neuroscience
  • Developing clinical judgement in undergraduate nursing students
  • Using concept mapping to develop clinical judgement
  • Advarra: Institutional Biosafety Committee Community Member, 2020-Present.
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Member, 2007-Present.
  • American Nurses Association: Member, 2018-Present.
  • Alpha Delta Nu: Advisor, 2016-2019.
  • International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning: Member, 2020-Present.
  • National League of Nursing: Member, 2008-Present.
  • Nebraska Nurses Association: Member, 2018-Present.
  • Nebraska Nurses Association: Region 2 Representative of Legislative Advocacy Representative Committee, 2021-Present.
  • Organization for Associate Degree Nursing: Member, 2008-2019.
  • Phi Theta Kappa: Advisor, 2009-2012.
  • Sigma Theta Tau: Member, 2005-Present.
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success: Member, 2020-Present.