Symposium Session: 10 Ways to Create a Successful Preceptorship in Your Workplace
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1070, 6050, 6080, 7200; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 3.1.5, 3.2.4, 9.4.1
The lack of sufficient internship spots for all nutrition graduates is a troubling conversation many RDs have on a regular basis. Yet something prevents us from turning our concerns into action. This session will provide attendees with the tools to create an internship and/or a professional work experience at their current place of work. We’ll explore ways to respond to “We’ve never had interns” and other roadblocks that may be encountered. Also explored will be ways to create a mutually beneficial relationship for the business and the student. If we don’t foster and develop these opportunities, who will?
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Comprehend the significant impacts on the profession created by the shortage of internship experiences.
- Evaluate themselves as potential preceptors as well as their current workplace as viable supervised internship experiences or noninternship experiences.
- Create a framework of innovative strategies that can be employed to create mutually beneficial experiences for both intern students and the business.
Robin Plotkin, RDN, LD
- 1.50 CDR