I have begun studying for the RD exam! A year ago I never thought I would get here. By my senior year of undergrad, I had solidified and mastered the study techniques that work for me, and I am happy to say they were successfully ingrained into my brain, because they have come back like clockwork to prep for "the biggest exam of my life".
My internship has a number of review materials available, including the Jean Inman and CDR practice exam. We also have a practice exam on the hospital library computers and QuizStar modules. Unfortunately they do not have any of these materials in the updated versions for the 2012 exam. I'll address what I've decided to do later on in the post. Note that the 2012 update was a major change from the 2007 exam. The most recent 2017 exam is organized almost identically to the 2012 update. The 2017 exam will be through 2021.
Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN)* are qualified food and nutrition professionals, with the training to translate nutritional science into not only practical habits and changes for you but to provide quality nutrition care in the clinical setting. Some states require a nutritionist to be licensed, and licensure requires certain credentials – typically RDN. Why would states require that? Because RDNs go through a rigorous, standardized process to receive their credential: