Rachel Choudhury, PHD(C), MSN, MS, RN, CNE

Rachel Choudhury, PHD(C), MSN, MS, RN, CNE

Associate Dean, Program Director - ABSN


P (614) 327-1403

16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA, 92618
 Rachel Choudhury

Ms. Choudhury has years of experience in faculty development, curriculum, and instruction for baccalaureate nursing education programs. In these positions, she collaborated with faculty and academic leadership to promote nursing education innovation. She contributed to the institution’s national initiatives including curriculum standardization and evaluation, course design and development, and general education competencies alignment for enhancing the nursing program outcomes. Ms. Choudhury has over 10 years of academic and clinical teaching experiences. She has presented at various national and international conferences on various nursing education topics including use of analytic rubrics, genetics/genomics in nursing, and blended learning course design. She is currently serving in the Leadership Succession Committee for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is a member of the Fair Testing Committee and the Nominations Committee for the National League for Nursing.  Her professional interests include nursing research and serving in professional nursing organizations to facilitate nursing education reform and innovation, as well as to enhance nursing practice that meets the changing needs of healthcare.

  • Nursing
  • Pre-Licensure BSN

2008 MSN, Nursing Service Administration

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

2006 Post-Masters Certification, Nursing Education

Thesis: Telemetry Monitoring: Validity & Reliability Testing of a Competency Tool©

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

2002 B.S. in Nursing

Areas of Concentration: Medical-Surgical Nursing

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Las Vegas, NV

1997 M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Tropical Medicine

Thesis: Comparison of methods to determine CD4+ T-cell counts and viral loads in HIV+ and AIDS patients. 

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Scholarly Activities

2013-2017 Leadership Succession Committee Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2014

Co-Presenter, Concurrent Session: Designing a Faculty Development Program for the Effective Use of Analytic Grading Rubrics at the 25th International Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau

International; Hong Kong, China

2012 Co-Author

Application of a family pedigree for nursing practice: Lesson plan and grading rubric. Available at Genome.gov website http://www.genome.gov/17517037#al-2

National Human Genome Research Institute website http://www.genome.gov/10000217

Professional Experience

2010-2015 Associate Dean of Faculty; Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, Assistant Professor

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

Supported faculty development and promoted curriculum innovation and teaching for the college’s a pre-licensure BSN program

2007-2010 Instructor – Second Degree Accelerated Program, Program Coordinator-Fairfield Satellite Program

Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, OH

Provided instruction and implemented curriculum for the SDAP, Advanced Placement, and traditional prelicensure BSN programs

2004-2010 Clinical Specialist-Staff Development, Organizational Learning and Development; Staff Nurse

Mount Carmel Health System

Provided staff development and training for system-wide initiatives; provided nursing care to acutely ill patients