Nutrition Care Process - RD101

Nutrition Care Process

by Katie M. Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
(4.1 / 299 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (8.00 CPEU)

Price: $109.00
CE-PRO Price: $54.50


The Nutrition Care Process (NCP) has been around since 2003. It is now a standard part of dietetics education and is included in the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam. Why is the NCP important? It provides dietetics professionals an accepted care process and framework for critical thinking and decision-making, regardless of area of practice or responsibilities. Although use of the NCP is not required, it is strongly recommended that all dietetic professionals incorporate the NCP into their practice. Any confusion regarding the NCP can be clarified by learning more about what a care process is, who uses care processes, and the potential benefits associated with use of a care process. Whether you are new to the field of dietetics, simply looking to boost your skill set, or have never ventured into the world of the NCP, this course will provide you with the information you need to feel comfortable utilizing the NCP in practice.


The goal of this course is to aid the dietetics professional in utilizing the nutrition care process. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe each of the components of the Nutrition Care Process and Model.
  • Discuss the benefits associated with using a standardized terminology in dietetics practice.
  • Identify the components of nutrition assessment as described in the Nutrition Care Process.
  • Critically evaluate patient information to complete a nutrition assessment.
  • Discuss the differences between the medical diagnosis and the nutrition diagnosis.
  • Identify nutrition problems in given case scenario.
  • Identify interventions for nutrition diagnoses in given case scenario.
  • Discuss rationale for selecting a nutrition intervention.
  • Determine own level of autonomy for implementing nutrition interventions depending on practice setting and level of experience.
  • List at least two to three goals for a given nutrition intervention.  
  • Identify standards for comparison when selecting monitoring and evaluation parameters.
  • Define nutrition informatics.
  • Locate nutrition-related information using a search engine.
  • Critically evaluate appropriateness of web page content.
  • Develop an understanding of critical thinking skills used within the Nutrition Care Process.
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Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1070, 3000, 5390, 5400 and performance indicators of 4.1.1, 10.2.3, 10.2.5, 10.2.8. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/3/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/22/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/22/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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sharon a - omaha, NE  ·  Oct 09, 2019
Good basic guide for nutrition care process in acute care. Good review for skilled facilities as well.
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theresa s - Mandeville, LA  ·  May 15, 2019
Good explanation of the care process
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Heidi M - Myrtle Beach, SC  ·  Feb 23, 2019
It was a pretty good course
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Lori R - ,  ·  Feb 21, 2019
Good info but already seems dated.
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Karen C - Augusta, GA  ·  Feb 09, 2019
The course information is good, but the test questions do not reflect important take away information in my opinion.
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Price: $109.00
CE-PRO Price: $54.50