NAND Membership Renewal


It’s that time of year to renew your NAND Membership for 2016-2017! Renew your membership by May 31st for the new year (runs June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017) and enter for a chance to win one of three $25 gift cards! Being a member has great benefits including free CEU’s, sponsored events/dinners, networking opportunities, and more all for only $35! Click on the link below to join today!!! When you join/renew, please also take a minute to complete the “Find a RD” section. We often receive inquiries about how to locate nutrition professionals in the area so please take a minute to provide/update your information.

Friendly Reminder: Please do not forget to also renew your Academy (AND) membership. You must be a member of the Academy (AND) before you can join NAND.

Hatcher Dairy Farm Tour May 21st

Join NAND for Hatcher Family Dairy Farm Tour and Lunch!
When: May 21st 10 am-12 pm
Where: Hatcher Family Dairy
           6561 Arno Road
           College Grove, TN 37046
2 CEU’s and free lunch will be provided. Big thanks to the Beef Council for sponsoring the event.
Please reserve your spot by emailing Caroline Pullen at by May 11th.
Tour is limited to 25 people and spots are filling up very fast!
 Hatcher Dairy Farm Tour

Next MTSPEN meeting April 13th at Centennial




Standardizing Competencies for Parenteral Nutrition Prescribers

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Registration: 2:30 pm

Webinar: 3-4:30 pm


Location: Centennial Medical Center

Women’s and Children’s hospital cafeteria 2nd floor

Dining Room #2


No cost to MTSPEN members

Nonmember fee- $10 for CEU’s

Oley foundation donations welcome


*RSVP to


Sponsored by:



Parenteral Nutrition (PN) is a complex, high alert medication prone to a variety of potential errors. Recent changes to clinical practice have increased the number of PN prescribers from various disciplines. To ensure safe prescribing of PN, a standardized model for PN competency should be utilized. This webinar will describe the American Society for Parenteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) model for standardized PN competency and provide additional guidance for safe PN prescribing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify selected competencies pertinent to parenteral nutrition prescribing to optimize delivery of safe and effective therapy.
  2. Describe the A.S.P.E.N. model for PN prescribing to train and assist in privileging the following healthcare professional: Physicians in training (residents and fellows), medical students, and nutrition support RDs, NPs, PAs, clinical nurse specialists, and nutrition support pharmacists.
  3. Discuss steps toward achieving a culture of safe PN prescribing based on evaluation of individual patients and achieved by multidisciplinary collaboration between physicians, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists.

Topics and Faculty

A.S.P.E.N. Competency Model for Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing
Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Baptist Health Systems, Department of Pharmacy, Jackson, MS

Standardized Competencies for Prescribing Parenteral Nutrition: Applying the A.S.P.E.N. Model in Clinical Practice
Erica Raymond, RD, CNSC, Dietitian Senior, Surgical Critical Care, Patient Food and Nutrition Services, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Jane Hughes, PharmD, BCNSP, BC-ADM, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston MA

Level: Intermediate
UAN: 0216-0000-15-086-L01-P
CE Credit: 1.5 hours

NAND Reminders


Please take a minute to complete the NAND membership survey! We rely on member feedback in order to continue to grow as an organization that better serves our membership and community. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday March 28th. We will draw two random winners for a $25 Amazon gift card!

NAND is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Student Delegate position. Any interested student should send their resume and a one page cover letter stating why they want this position and what they can bring to the role. Please send all information to Lori Black at by end of business day Friday April 1st. This is open to DPD students only at this time.

Spring 2016 Newsletter and Announcements


Please see the link below for the Spring Newsletter:

Spring 2016 Newsletter


Also, NAND in the news!

Check out this great article in honor of NNM from our own Public Relations Chair Kayla Little. Great job Kayla!!!

Be sure to tune in to Channel 5 Talk of the Town on March 14th! Sarah-Jane Bedwell, NAND’s media rep, will be doing a segment in honor of NNM.

NAND is hosting its second volunteer event for NNM with the Nashville Food Project on March 19th from 9-11am. Please contact Kayla Little for more information and to RSVP for this event!

 TAND is still looking for volunteers to help man the booth at the TAND Hill Day/Annual Meeting event March 21-22nd. If you are able volunteer, please click on the following link to sign up.

Don’t forget to take the NAND survey!!! We rely on feedback from our members in order to adapt as an organization to meet our members’ and community’s needs. Deadline to complete the survey is end of business dayMarch 28th. We will be randomly drawing two winners for a $25 gift card each.

The first annual Nashville VegFest will take place on April 9th at the Commodore Ballroom in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. It looks like a great event and appears to be FREE! Check out the link to learn more

National Nutrition Month Volunteer Opportunities

March is National Nutrition Month and NAND is offering two volunteer opportunities for members and students! Let’s get together to celebrate community outreach and our pride of being Registered Dietitians.
1. March 5, 2016 at 7am-? “Kids in the Kitchen” partnering with The Junior League. Volunteers will run the NAND booth teaching children with an interactive nutrition education activity.
2. March 19, 2016 9am-? “A Day of Gardening” partnering with The Nashville Food Project. Volunteers will participate in gardening at The Nashville Food Project to aid in providing food to those in need.
Please contact Kayla Little at for more information and to sign up!