NMAND News

Thursday
Aug272015

NMAND Fall Event - Cooking with Caitlin

Thursday
Jul162015

CDR offers new advanced practice certification in clinical nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practice certification in clinical nutrition. Certification is granted in recognition of an applicant's documented practice experience and successful completion of an examination designed to assess advanced practice.

Eligibility Requirements (for candidates who have an eligible graduate degree)

  • Currently an RDN or RD
  • Be an RDN or RD for a minimum of four calendar years
  • Have a graduate degree from a US-regionally accredited college or university.   The qualifying degrees include all degrees, except those from arts and humanities categories
  • Documentation of 8,000 hours of clinical nutrition practice, after attainment of the RDN or RD credential , and not older than the past 15 years. 800 of the required practice hours must be within the past two years (from the application deadline date- August 3, 2013-August 3, 2015)


Alternate Pathway (for candidates who do not have an eligible graduate degree)

  • Currently an RDN or RD
  • Be an RDN or RD for a minimum of four calendar years
  • Documentation of 8,000 hours of clinical nutrition practice, after attainment of the RDN or RD credential , and not older than the past 15 years. 800 of the required practice hours must be within the past two years (from the application deadline date- August 3, 2013-August 3, 2015)
  • Completion of two of the three following activities, after attaining the RDN or RD credential:
    • Evidence of presenting at a national, state or local professional conference in clinical nutrition (e.g. practice topics/poster/research) within the past five years from the application deadline date.
    • Published a clinical nutrition research or non-research article in a peer reviewed professional journal, had a clinical nutrition book or book chapter published (not self-published), edited or reviewed a clinical nutrition peer reviewed professional journal article or book, or had a clinical nutrition abstract published in a peer reviewed journal within the past five years from the application deadline date. Candidates would have to be the first author
    • Specialist Certification in a clinical nutrition-related topics. The specialist certifications must include the RDN or RD credential as a prerequisite qualification. Candidates must hold the specialist certification at the time of the examination


Details to note regarding this certification:

  1. The first examination window is November 2-20, 2015
  2. The eligibility application deadline is 8/3/2015
  3. For this certification, the definition of clinical nutrition practice is the provision of direct nutrition care to individuals and/or groups
  4. The eligibility application fee is $100 (non-refundable) and is due by 8/3/2015
  5. The examination fee is $500 and is due by 8/26/2015

Further information, such as the application, content outline, reference list, anticipated test centers, is available on CDR’s website at the following link:
https://www.cdrnet.org/board-certification-in-advanced-practice

If you meet the eligibility requirements, and would like the opportunity to advance your career and show your expertise, please apply online.

Questions? E-mail advanced@eatright.org

Tuesday
May052015

NMAND members celebrate their state licensure renewal

Thank you to all who called or emailed Governor Martinez, asking her to sign SB318, "Sunset Dates for Certain Agencies." The bill, which protects Nutrition & Dietetics licensure, passed with bipartisan support out of both chambers. There was some opposition to the bill after that, but your calls counted, and it was signed by Governor Martinez on April 9th. NMAND thanks Senator Carlos Cisneros for sponsoring this bill that made it all the way!
Thursday
Apr232015

Dietitians and other NMAND members and friends enjoyed Thursday's pre-conference event

The 2015 New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Expo pre-conference event was held Thursday, April 23 at the 1629 Club in the beautiful setting of the Casa Rondena Winery. Natalie Furst, Registered Dietitian and owner of Nourish Catering (natalie.furst@gmail.com, 505-610-9191), provided a delicious spread of appetizers. A wide variety of wines and cheeses were available for tasting. Sara Robbins, Registered Dietitian with Dairy Max, sponsored an interactive cheese making class with Old Windmill Dairy. Each participant took home their own freshly pulled mozzarella.

NMAND events are a great way to socialize with others who are passionate about nutrition. Whether you attended the pre-conference or not, please join us for Friday's conference and expo at the Isleta Eagle Golf Club and "Imagine the Possibilities." Online registration is closed, but you may register at the door. The agenda is available on the "Meetings and Events" page.

 

Wednesday
Mar252015

Online registration is open for the 2015 NMAND Annual Conference & Expo and the Pre-Conference Event

The conference agenda, speaker bios, and pre-conference event flyer are available by clicking on the "Meetings and Events" tab. Online registration can be accessed by clicking on the "Annual Conference Registration" sub-tab or the link on the Meetings and Events page.