Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) is Dietetic Practice Group #24 of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsDNS members, more than 3300 strong, are health care practitioners integrating the science of enteral and parenteral nutrition support to individuals in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Benefits of DNS Membership
Membership in DNS offers an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues – we have several networking groups including critical care, organ transplantation, home care, GI, pediatrics and research --- be sure to check these out!!

Educational Opportunities:
  • FREE Subscription to Support Line- a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed publication that features reviews of current topics in nutrition support including critical care, research, pediatrics, transplant, gastroenterology and home care. 3 CPE credits are offered with each issue. Online access to all back issues is available.
  • Skills Workshops can train you on feeding tube placement, performing nutrition-focused physical examination, and enhance skills in implementing the Nutrition Care Process
  • DNS-Sponsored Symposium can help improve your professional practice using practical application of evidence-based nutrition support
  • Webinars are offered 6 times per year with CE credits.
  • Writer’s Mentoring Program will connect you with an experienced author to guide you through the writing process as you prepare an article for publication.
  • Career Mentoring Program connects seasoned members with novice practitioners to help you advance your clinical, leadership or management skills.
  • Discounted materials via the DNS store
Awards, Grants and Scholarships: 
  • Professional Development Grants are awarded each spring (4) and fall (4) in the amount of $1000. This is an easy way for members to obtain funds for a CE conference, workshop, or post-graduate course.
  • Student Scholarships are awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to promote his/her education with a $500 award plus complimentary registration to FNCE.
  • DNS Research Grant for $10,000 is available annually to support a member’s research study. 
  • DNS Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Practice Award are given each year to members who exemplify leadership and clinical practice knowledge and skills.
Networking Opportunities:
  • Speaker’s Bureau is a tool used by conference planners and industry sponsors to enlist potential speakers on a variety of topics. This is a great opportunity to promote yourself and share your knowledge with others.
  • The Forum is an on-line community where members post clinical questions and receive feedback from other members.
  • Volunteer opportunities with DNS projects and committees are a great way to network and enhance your professional skills.
  • Member receptions at The Academy's Food and Nutrition Converence and Expo and ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week

Updated 9/4/17
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