SCOPE AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
The Scope and Standards of Practice are a comprehensive framework describing both the competent level of practice as well as the depth and breadth of practice in nutrition and dietetics for RDNs or NDTRs.
The Scope and Standards of Practice serve as a key resource for credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners to: understand the practice environment and standards that guide practice; evaluate, improve, and expand their practice; and demonstrate and assure safe and quality practice for the individuals and organizations they serve.
- Revised 2024 Scope and Standards of Practice for the RDN
- Revised 2024 Scope and Standards of Practice for the NDTR
- Scope of Practice Decision Algorithm
- History: Timeline of Scope and Standards Published
- Common Credentials held by RDNs and NDTRs
In this learning module, participants will learn about the updates to the Revised 2024 Scope and Standards of Practice for the RDN and for the NDTR. They will be able to identify the various components of the document and explain the role delineation between RDNs and NDTRs. Participants will gain understanding of how to apply the Scope and Standards to practice, and for self-evaluation. Case study scenarios illustrate use by an RDN, NDTR and student/intern. After reviewing and taking a post-assessment quiz, participants can earn 2 CPEU.
Focus Area Scope and Standards of Practice are tools used by RDNs for self-assessment, professional development and advancement of practice. Access the Focus Area Scope and Standards of Practice here.