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: Graduates of the program will be competent registered dietitian nutritionists.

Objective 1
At least 90 percent of program students complete program/degree requirements within 150 percent (2.5 years) of the program length.
Objective 2
Of graduates who seek employment, at least 90 percent of program graduates are expected to be 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: Graduates of the program will be prepared to successfully complete the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam.

Objective 1
At least 90 percent of program graduates are expected to take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
Objective 2
At least 80 percent of graduates over a five-year period pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following first attempt.
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: Graduates of the program 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.