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Rotations

Interns are required to complete and return the Conditions & Populations Weekly Log, Rotation Hours Verification Forms, Activity Tracking Sheets and Rotation Evaluation Forms at the end of each rotation. The ACEND Competency Evaluation and Activity Tracking Sheet is to be performed mid-rotation and/or at the end of the rotation by the preceptor.

Minimum Hours Required

Rotation

160

Inpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy 1

320 + 80

Inpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 with Clinical Concentration

80

Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy

160

Inpatient Food Service, Production and Management

200

Retail/Institutional Food Service, Production and Management

160

Community Nutrition

40

Child/Adolescent Nutrition

40

Professionalization Seminar

1,240

Minimum Total Supervised Practice Hours


Inpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy One
Approximately 160 hours
In this rotation, interns will practice the Nutrition Care Process for Medical Nutrition Therapy as a first level of practice. Populations with common medical conditions impacted by diet will include:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

In this rotation, interns will also prepare and present mini case studies to become skillful in exploring a variety of disease states and conditions.

Inpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy Two
Approximately 320 hours
In this rotation, interns will practice the Nutrition Care Process with populations with more complicated conditions such as:

  • Renal disease
  • Multisystem organ failure
  • Cancer
  • Hepatic disease

Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy
Approximately 80 hours
In this rotation, interns will utilizes the Nutrition Care Process with populations with medical conditions impacted by diet who do not require hospitalization.

Concentration: Clinical
Approximately 80 hours
This rotation requires the intern to establish a rotation to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy with patients with complex medical conditions.

Community Nutrition
Approximately 160 hours
This rotation is designed to help interns develop the skills necessary to provide nutrition services to the community at large through a variety of activities, programs, and services, including nutrition counseling, nutrition education, nutrition assessment and wellness programs.

Child-Adolescent Education
Approximately 40 hours
This rotation is designed to promote health and wellness through marketing, education, classes and events for school-aged children and adolescents.

Institutional Food Service, Production and Management
Approximately 200 hours
In this rotation, interns will practice the care and operation of equipment, sanitation audits, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Guidelines, menu planning, customer service, and management activities. Rotation activities include practical hands-on experience as well as investigative research to prepare for in-depth management responsibilities.

Patient Food Service and Production
Approximately 160 hours

In this rotation, interns will conduct menu planning, meal orders, tray preparation and tray delivery. Marketing of menus and patient promotions will also be included. This rotation focuses on food service within the inpatient setting for patients with medical needs related to their diets.

 

For More Information
If you have questions or are seeking more information, please e-mail Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, LDN at dardarian@drexel.edu.