I currently have a BS in Kinesiology, but I am interested in going back to school to become a RD. I did some basic research and saw that some schools offer a Nutrition/Dietetics 2nd Bachelors degree. I imagined the program would be accelerated, but the one I saw appeared to take around 3 years, not necessarily including the internship component of getting the RD credential. I was d
I am newer to this forum but have read post from this site over the past few years. I was wondering why I haven't seen anymore posting regarding Dietitian Salary? I feel dietitians have stopped talking/worrying about this issue. Is this because more dietitians feel satisfied with their pay or if the base pay has increased?
I work in the Seattle area, currently getting paid $59,3
Looking for guidance about a resident who is on a tube feeding who was just put on a fluid restriction (dialysis). I was under the impression that only the free water component of the tube feeding would count toward the fluid restriction. Dialysis RD indicates that the whole volume of tube feeding counts. Is that accurate?
I had a very interesting discussion with my friend regarding eggs and their connection to saturated fat which led to him quoting Dr. Michael Greger on how cross sectional studies being used to examine the connection between saturated fat and cholesterol levels are mathematically suppose to fail. Dr Greger cites some very old sources, now I don't know if these sources are ignor
Good Afternoon everyone! I am hoping maybe this forum can lead me in the right direction. I'm at a loss right now, I have just taken the CDR exam for the 4th time and I have missed by 1 point the last 3 times. I've used every study material that I could possibly find. I'm now searching for a tutor. I want to pass this exam so badly, and missing by 1 point every time is so discouraging. If anyone
I've taken the CDR exam a total of 3x and received nearly passing scores of 24, 23, and 24 (most recent fail was yesterday 2/21.) I've used Inman to study (listened, read, flash cards & quizzes) as well as EatRightPrep this most recent attempt. I think I have a good understanding of the content in each of the domains, but somehow can't get over this 1 point hump so, it must be t
If you have failed the RD exam you are not alone. If you failed a few times you are still not alone. My daughter used Inman Guides and studied and failed then added Visual Veggies and I added prayers to St Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of exams. No matter your religion ask St Joseph for help. My daughter passed second attempt. Good luck and dont ever quit.
Hello. I am brand new here and very happy to discover this forum! If I am posting an inappropriate topic or am in the wrong place, please advise.
At this time in my life, I am considering going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian. Currently, I am a college librarian at a private college. At this private college, I could take courses for free to get my courses to eventually obtain the
Hi, I am a RD and have recently been very interesting in the area of functional/integrative nutrition. I am considering obtaining the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner certification through IFNCP, which would cost around $450. I don't have my own practice, I work in an inpatient Rehab hospital which obviously is largely operated by conventional medicine practice, however, I still
I may have a unique job opportunity coming up, but need some other RDs input on the ethics of the position: I will be working with an NP at a medi-spa, providing nutrition counseling for woman and men that are receiving hormone therapy (thinking menopause and weight gain, overall weight management, and men with sexual dysfunction). The part that is tripping me up a bit is that the NP wi
I am currently a dietetic intern and will be graduating from the program in 14 weeks. After going through so many rotations I am hearing so many different things and want some advise/guidance. What should my first starting job be? My end goal is a job that only works weekdays, what jobs besides school food service has this perk? I am open to any advise or input. Thank you so much every
Good Morning! We recently started an Impact Advance Recovery protocol for the Colorectal surgery patient's at the hospital I work at. (Protocol is to drink 3x/day for 5 days pre-op, 3x/day for 5 days post-op). The nurses have been educated on the product and they are the ones that deliver it to the patient (patient receives all 15 at once so that they can take remaining home if discharged pr
Hello , I'm new here ,I'm in need for some advices to help me decide what I should do for my situation.
Here is my situation right now: I'm a biology student but I didn't study last semester that started in september and have just ended , And I'm not going to study this semester also due to some problems I have right now. If I studied the semesters I could get the Bachelor degree in biology
Last year my facility received a F242 tag for not overtly offering a patient with CHF, Gout, edema etc. bacon during the admission interview. I kid you not. It is exactly what happened. The patient called the state instead of asking for the RD to meet with them again. State came in and determined that she was not offered bacon. This is correct. I also did not offer her a flame thrower or cigarett
I need your help! For my master's thesis at Sage College, we're conducting a study on job satisfaction among RDs and nutritionists. Please consider participating by completing a short survey. Any help is much appreciated, all responses are anonymous!
I work in a clinical setting and I'm working with my manager to develop competency assessments/tests to ensure that we are competent to work with different disease states, including renal, diabetes, etc. From my understanding we need to be able to prove to Joint Commission that we're competent in the area we are working in but I'm having trouble finding a way to measure our dietitian's competency
Hi All, I am an outpatient dietitian at a community health clinic. I teach monthly cooking classes. I am wondering if anyone knows of any workshops or seminars that teach professionals how to create cooking class curriculum and teach others how to cook. I know a lot, but with limited resources I am running low on unique ideas on recipes to create, tips to teach, etc. and I would love to attend
Hello everyone! I need some insight regarding career advancement and possibly taking my career in a different direction. I currently practice as a RD in LTC. I want to do more and do not feel challenged in my current role. I also do not feel LTC is my niche. Have any of you gone in the direction of Education (any level) or taken non-clinical positions as an RD and have advice or insight on the po
I work mainly as an inpatient dietitian with the inpatient cancer unit and then I teach one class a month at the cancer center. Occassionlly I speak with patients over the phone, but I have an increasing number of people wanting one-on-one nutrition visits. However, my boss does not want me to see anyone one-on-one unless the cancer center can find a way to bill for it. Does anyone have any sugge