The National Board of Nutrition Support Certification (NBNSC) is an independent credentialing board established in 1984 by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

 

Make a Difference as a Board or Exam Committee Member 

Are you currently certified as a nutrition support practitioner by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification (NBNSC)?  Do you want to ensure the delivery of safe and effective nutrition support by certified professionals?  Do you want to utilize your leadership skills to help advance the nutrition support profession?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then this might be the opportunity for you.  The NBNSC is currently accepting applications for several open positions on the Board of Directors and the Certified Nutrition Support Clinician® (CNSC®) Exam Committee.  Both the NBNSC Board of Directors and CNSC® Exam Committee are interdisciplinary to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of nutrition support.  

 

Available Positions on the NBNSC Board of Directors  

  • Nurse Certifee Director for a three year term beginning April 1, 2018 (1 position)
  • Dietitian Certifee Director for a three year term beginning April 1, 2018 (1 position)
  • Physician Certifee Director for a three year term beginning April 1, 2018 (1 position)     
Position Qualifications and Expectations:
  • The nurse director must be a registered nurse who holds a current NBNSC certification as a nutrition support practitioner (CNSC®)
  • The dietitian director must be a registered dietitian who holds a current NBNSC certification as a nutrition support practitioner (CNSC®)
  • The physician director must be a licensed physician who holds a current NBNSC certification as a nutrition support practitioner (CNSC®)
  • Prior experience as a member of an exam committee preferred
  • Certifee Directors participate in monthly conference calls that are one hour long and an annual in person meeting held in conjunction with ASPEN’s annual conference.  
  • Certifee directors work strategically to continuously evaluate and improve the NBNSC’s certification program.  
  • Certifee directors may be asked to work on special projects relating to the NBNSC and nutrition support certification
  • Individual members of the Board of Directors are prohibited from teaching courses, writing chapters, or reviewing manuscripts designated as exam preparation

Available Positions on the CNSC Exam Committee

  • Physician member for a three year term beginning April 1, 2018 (1 position)
  • Pharmacist member for a three year term beginning April 1, 2018 (1 position)
  • Physician assistant member for a three year term beginning April 1, 2018 (1 position)   
Position Qualifications and Expectations:
  • The physician member must be a licensed physician and hold a current NBNSC certification as a nutrition support practitioner (CNSC®)
  • The pharmacist member must be a licensed pharmacist and hold a current NBNSC certification as a nutrition support practitioner (CNSC®)
  • The physician assistant member must be a licensed physician assistant hold a current NBNSC certification as a nutrition support practitioner (CNSC®)
  • Exam committee members are responsible for generating questions for inclusion in the exam item bank
  • Exam committee members may be asked to chair an item review workshop in the area in which they reside
  • Exam committee members participate in-person in a two full day exam development meeting prior to ASPEN’s annual conference each year 
  • Committee members are expected to serve as experts in test item writing, reviewing and editing, in establishing the validity of the examination, and in recommending to the Board of Directors standards for passing and failing the examination
  • Individual members of the CNSC® exam committee are prohibited from teaching courses, writing chapters, or reviewing manuscripts designated as exam preparation 

This is an exciting time to become involved with nutrition support certification.  If interested, please submit your letter of interest outlining your qualifications, curriculum vita and conflict of interest statement electronically no later than December 15, 2017 to: 


Salewa Akintilo, MSGH
Education and Research Coordinator
ASPEN | American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Applicants will be notified of the status of the positions in February 2018.