Membership

Benefits of DNS Membership
Professional Publication:  FREE Subscription to Support Line 

  • Support Line is 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.
  • Access to all online back issues of Support Line.

Educational Opportunities:  Advance Your Level of Practice 

  • DNS-Sponsored 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 Symposiumcan help improve your professional practice using practical application of evidence-based nutrition support.
  • DNS Webinars are offered 6 times per year with CE credits.
  • The DNS 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.
  • The DNS Mentorship Program offers guidance from an expert to help you advance your clinical, leadership or management skills.
Awards, Grants and Scholarships: Funding for Continuing Education and Research 
  • DNS Professional Development Scholarships 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.
  • DNS Student Scholarships are awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to promote his/her education with a $500 award plus complementary registration to FNCE.
  • DNS Research Grant for $5,000 - $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. 

Get Connected: Network with Colleagues around the Country

  • DNS 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 DNS 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.
 
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