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- Feb 25 by KelRN215OP, it sounds like you should become a nutritionist rather than a nurse. Having your own private practice is YEARS away even once you finish your degree.
- Feb 25 by classicdameAnyone can be a nutritionist. There is no licensure required and some are mainly sales people. Dieticians are licensed and registered, like nurses. So you can probably act in the role of a nutritionist, but be careful. You never really know what people are taking and without a medical nutrition consult (by a dietician) things could go seriously wrong. There is such a thing as medical nutrition therapy where the dietician writes scripts for formulas, tube feedings, supplements, etc. Again, they are licensed.
- Kelrn when you say years away do you mean after i get my rn or after i get my arnp. I was speaking to someone about what i wanted to do and he said it sounded like life coaching. However i don't want to be some uneducated dude doing things out side of my scope of practice. I am torn between nursing or dietetics and lcsw.
- Classic dame, In Florida you cannot call yourself a nutritionist with out being a registered dietician.
- Thank you tramarus. I will look into public health administration.
- Feb 26 by woohPerhaps you should become a pediatric diabetes educator. Can get the Type 2 kids early while they still have a fighting chance.
- Feb 26 by KelRN215Quote from mreshuWell both. You need to be well-established in your profession- whatever it is- before opening a private practice becomes feasible. I do not believe that RNs are able to bill insurance companies for things like nutritional counseling and I have honestly not ever heard of an RN in private practice for such a thing. Even NPs- in my state they have "supervising physicians". The only advanced practice nurse I've experienced having a private practice/private office was a Psych CNS.Kelrn when you say years away do you mean after i get my rn or after i get my arnp. I was speaking to someone about what i wanted to do and he said it sounded like life coaching. However i don't want to be some uneducated dude doing things out side of my scope of practice. I am torn between nursing or dietetics and lcsw.
- Feb 26 by ResearchRNCheck out https://www.nutritioncare.org/nbnsc/. This organization certifies healthcare providers in enteral and parenteral nutrition. I worked at a hospital in Philadelphia where doctors would order a "nutrition nurse consult". The Certified Nutrition Support Nurse (CNSN) would write orders for TPN, PPN, enteral feedings, etc.