Master of Clinical Nutrition (MCN) program mission

Our mission is to inspire and educate students to become world class registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) through innovative and interprofessional graduate education to prepare RDNs to be leaders in clinical nutrition for the people of Iowa and our global community.

Goal 1: Program graduates will be competent registered dietitian nutritionists.

Objective 1
At least 90 percent of program students complete program requirements within 2.5 years (150% of the program length).
Objective 2
Of graduates who seek employment, at least 90 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
Objective 3
At least 90 percent of respondents to one-year post graduation employer surveys will rate the mean of the graduate’s skill level in competencies at a 3.0 (skilled for entry-level practice) on a 5.0 (highly skilled for entry-level practice) scale.
Objective 4
At least 90 percent of respondents to one-year post graduation graduate surveys will rate the mean of the graduate’s skill level in competencies at a 3.0 (skilled for entry-level practice) on a 5.0 (highly skilled for entry-level practice) scale.

Goal 2: Program graduates will be prepared to successfully complete the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam.

Objective 1
At least 90 percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
Objective 2
The program's one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
Objective 3
At least 80 percent of graduates over a five-year period pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists on the first attempt.

Goal 3: Program graduates will be highly competent in clinical nutrition.

Objective 1
At least 80 percent of respondents to one-year post graduation employer surveys will rate the mean of the graduate’s skill level in competency 2.3 (utilized the nutrition care process with individuals, groups, or population in a variety of practice settings), and competency 2.4 (implements or coordinates nutritional interventions for individuals, groups, or populations) at a 4.0 (very skilled for entry-level practice) on a 5.0 (highly skilled for entry-level practice) scale.

*Program outcomes data are available upon request.