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, 2017 (1 position)
•Dietitian Certifee Director for a three year term beginning April 1, 2017 (1 position)
•Public Member for a three year term beginning April 1, 2017 (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 Public Member should be someone who is, or has been, a recipient of specialized nutrition support services, or who is an immediate family member of such person; or who is a member of the non-profit, academic, regulatory, or health care community served by NBNSC certifiees.
•Prior experience as a member of an exam committee preferred, but not mandatory for those interested in the discipline specific certifee director positions
•Certifee Directors participate in monthly conference calls that are one hour long and an annual in person meeting held in conjunction with Clinical Nutrition Week.
•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
•Dietitian member for a three year term beginning April 1, 2017 (1 position)
•Pharmacist member for a three year term beginning April 1, 2017 (1 position)Position Qualifications and Expectations
•The dietitian member must hold a current NBNSC certification as a nutrition support practitioner (CNSC®)
•The pharmacist member must 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 Clinical Nutrition Week annually
•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 January 15, 2017
Heather Lewis, MEd
Education and Research Coordinator
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 412, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-920-9133 Fax: 301-587-2365
Applicants will be notified of the status of the positions in March 2017. Position AnnouncementConflict of Interest Statement