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Site Requirements

Intern Chosen Site Requirements

Preceptors and rotation sites must meet the following criteria:

Minimum requirements of the preceptors:

  • Preceptor must be a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) or other qualified professional with appropriate credential and experience depending on the site and the competencies to be met.
  • Preceptor must be able to document appropriate continuing education for the previous two years.
  • Preceptor must have adequate time to provide required supervision of the intern.
  • Primary preceptor must be employed full-time in the facility.

A “primary preceptor” is an individual who will keep a file of the interns, who will affirm the hours of supervised-practice that the intern completes, and who will maintain appropriate contact with the ISPP Academic Coordinator/DPD Director, instructor, and the intern.

Minimum requirements of the sponsoring facilities:

  • The facility must be accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), the state agency, or other relevant accrediting body.
  • Any facility at which the intern would complete 40 hours or more of practice experience must have a preceptor available on staff.
  • Any facility at which the intern would complete more than 40 hours or one week must have a signed Affiliation Agreement with CSUSB.
  • Any facility at which the intern would complete more than 80 hours or two weeks must have completed Forms 2 and 3 (attached to the brochure)
  • Any facility at which the intern would complete more than one-week rotation, must have sufficient educational resources to support an intern’s educational needs such as computer or appropriate space for interns to work on their assignments.
  • If a facility is unable to provide all the required CSUSB rotations/experiences, then the intern needs an alternate facility to provide the experiences required to meet the ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) competencies.

Choosing sponsored facilities:

  • Intern, DPD Director, and instructor can work together to obtain approval for the intern’s chosen sites after admission to CSUSB ISPP Program.

Forms:

Interns need to take the responsibility in designing their own rotations schedule with the approval of the prospective facilities by the DPD Director and/or ISPP instructor.