Advanced Practice Residency

Dietitians in Nutrition Support Advanced Practice Residency
Application due by August 7, 2020

Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) is pleased to once again offer the Advanced Practice Residency (APR) in Nutrition Support for Adults to qualifying proficient Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDNs). 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 Scott and White Health. The on-site supervised practice rotation is individualized to address residents’ specific interests. The APR is not a dietetic internship, but rather a residency designed to direct practicing dietitians with several years of nutrition support experience towards achieving an expert level of professional performance in nutrition support through the convenience of a primarily online learning format. 

Sample topics the APR will cover:
Appropriate provision of nutrition support in a variety of disease states (critical care, gastrointestinal disease, surgery)
- Designing, planning, and disseminating results of research and quality improvement projects
- Patient advocacy
- Critical appraisal of published research studies
- Precepting and mentoring
- Transitional care coordination in nutrition support

APR Program Goals:
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.

Curriculum Structure:
- Distance, e-learning format
- Program-focused didactic courses (first six months) then monthly (second six months), all led by experts in the field of nutrition support
- Capstone project
- Mandatory five-day supervised practicum experience at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) or Baylor Scott and White Health (Dallax, TX) within the first 3 months of the program
- Completion of all requirements results in a certificate that can be used to claim 75 CEUs through CDR
- Anticipated Start Date: March 15, 2021

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must have been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for a minimum of 4 years
  • At least 3 years of adult nutrition support experience
  • Master’s degree is preferred, but not required
  • Candidate must identify a qualified mentor (ie: advanced level practice RDN, RN/NP, Pharm D, MD) at the home facility who will agree to assist resident with capstone project and other work throughout the program
  • Submission of a professional portfolio with the application
  • At this time, international candidacy is not being considered

Program Fees: 


Contact Andrea Jevenn at

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Download the program application due by August 7, 2020
Notification of acceptance will be given by September 4, 2020

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