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2. Practice Paper: Critical Thinking Skills in Nutrition Assessment -- A great paper to help you understand where interns should be with their critical thinking skills.
3. Please review CWU DI's Mission, Goals & Objectives here.
4. The DI Director will communicate specific rotation expectations & required competencies of the rotation/preceptor prior to placing an intern. You will also be added to our preceptor email list, to be notified of program/ACEND changes as they occur.
5. Please ask DI Director for a current copy of our Policies & Procedures if you'd like to learn more about supervised practice site/preceptor selection & evaluation.
1. Recruiting future employees. -- Many of our interns are hired by preceptors!
2. Professional Development -- Having an intern helps preceptors stay current on the latest trends in dietetics practice. Zisberg et al., 2003 revealed that a higher quality of care was provided when a student is present!
3. Assistance with job duties -- Everyone wins, when interns are engaged in learning projects that are mutually beneficial --> They help the preceptor complete tasks, while facilitating learning for the intern. Both interns and preceptors have the highest internship/preceptor satisfaction when "real", worthwhile projects are completed!
4. Personal Satisfaction -- From the mentor/student relationship.
5. Resources -- The CWU DI can help provide teaching resources for our preceptors. If you have a need, please ask the DI Director!
1. Online Preceptor Training Module (8 CE's, free). I encourage all preceptors to complete these training modules.
2. Abbot Nutrition & Health Institute (wide variety of free CE's available, including a 7 CE Adult Malnutrition training). NOTE: For webinars to be accepted on your PDP, they need to be less than 3 years old (as of 2017).
3. Evidence Analysis Library Tutorial (1 CE, free)
4. eNutrition Care Process Tutorial (2 CE's, free)
5. WSAND Webinars (1 CE each, 3 webinars available, free for WSAND members). Follow link to website, under "Of Professional Interest" tab there's a locked subheading "webinars" for members. Topics include: Ethics, Starting a Private Practice, Nutrigenomics, Today's Food Conversation, Cannabis. FYI- in the PDP all members need 1 CE in Ethics per 5 year cycle. This is a great way to meet that requirement!
6. Effective June 2017, Precepting will be included under the current Leadership Activity Type with a three (3) CE/year, fifteen (15) CE's per five year recertification period maximum for Leadership and/or Precepting activities. Please see the following 3 attachments to help you properly record this for your PDP:
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