Advanced Practice Residency

Dietitians in Nutrition Support Advanced Practice Residency

“The DNS Advanced Practice Residency Program has provided opportunity for professional growth beyond the walls of my institution and from some of the greatest minds in the field of nutrition support.” 

-Rebecca Fuller, RD, LD, CNSC  
DNS APR Resident, Class of 2018 


In alignment with the Academy 
of Nutrition and Dietetics initiative to enhance the professional skills and knowledge of dietitians for career advancement, Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) will once again offer the Advanced Practice Residency (APR) in Nutrition Support for Adults to qualifying proficient Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDNs).   

Advanced practice dietitians demonstrate a high level of skills, knowledge and behaviors; they embody leadership behaviors, effectively exhibit planning, assessing, and conveying targeted outcomes, and are recognized visionaries. DNS is committed to addressing the needs of its members and encouraging professional growth that leads to more dynamic nutrition support cliniciansThe DNS APR in Nutrition Support for Adults is not an internship. Alternately, it provides an opportunity to inspire practicing RDNto become experts in the management of nutrition support for adults through the application of evidence-based practice. 

Goal of the APR

To train proficient registered dietitian/nutritionists to become expert clinicians in the management of nutrition support for adults through the application of evidence-based practice.



Program Aims: 

  • Encourage skill development that leads to AP-level performance 

  • Facilitate RDN’s autonomy 

  • Expand RDNs scope of clinical practices that lead to improved care of patients 

  • Enhance RDN’s privileging and billing authority  

  • Develop RDN’s capabilities to carry out research/QI initiatives that address patient care gaps   

All RDN "residents" can continue to work in their home facility while enrolled in this 12-month, online educational pathway that features a 5-day supervised practice rotation at Cleveland Clinic or Baylor University Medical Center. While the online content focuses on specific AP-level topics, the on-site supervised practice rotation is individualized to address residents’ specific interests.  


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APR Curriculum
Meet the faculty
Program Fees
Application process

Anticipated Start Date: 
March 14, 2021

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