Preceptor Resources

At Benedictine University, we concern ourselves with the success of our students. Our preceptors are field-based mentors providing guidance as students learn through observation of experts and by practicing professional skills. Undergraduate students may register for optional practica and graduate dietetic students complete field-based internship experiences. We strive to provide you with the best educational experience possible. We engage in continuous quality improvement of all aspects of the curriculum, soliciting and adapting experiences as appropriate based on professional trends, student development needs and wants, preceptor evaluations, etc.

Field Assessments

Dietetic Internship program preceptors evaluate student learning using some of the following forms:

  • Preceptors assess the degree of clinical competencies achieved by dietetic interns during the rotation using the following form:
  • Preceptors, as well as other supervisory personnel and dietitians in attendance, evaluate the skill level of the dietetic intern in delivering presentations during the rotation using the following form: Presentation Evaluation form (PDF)Counseling skills demonstrated by the dietetic intern are evaluated by the preceptor using the following form:
  • Preceptors complete an evaluation of the dietetic intern at the end of Staff Relief using the following form:
  • Preceptors assess the dietetic intern informally throughout each rotation, and summatively for that rotation by completing the Dietetic Intern Evaluation form, assessing the progress on general knowledge and skill levels of the dietetic intern. Dietetic interns also use a similar form for self-assessment (refer to 3rd option below).
    1. Dietetic Intern Evaluation (by Preceptor) form (PDF)
    2. Dietetic Intern Evaluation (by Preceptor) form (web form; type online and print)
    3. Dietetic Intern Self-Evaluation form (web form; type online and print)

Dietetic Interns provide Productivity Reports, demonstrating how their onsite time is spent. These reports supply some of the data for the Dietetic Internship Annual Report.

Dietetic interns are evaluated frequently throughout the internship program.

Dietetic interns evaluate their field experience using the Form for Site and Rotation Evaluation. This should be submitted to the Dietetic Internship Director.

Preceptors of graduate students enrolled in the M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program (who are not in the Dietetic Internship concentration) evaluate student learning using some of the following forms:

Upcoming Events

Research Seminar

November 2013
More information will be available in late October 2013.

Online Professional Development Resources

Upcoming Events

2016 Pre Match - Dietetic Internship
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

2016 Pre Match - Dietetic Internship

Date: October 14

Time: - 11:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Ms. Julie Moreschi    630.829.6548

Event Description:

Please see announcement below:

2016 Pre Match Revision

COEHS Community Symposium - Mental Health and Well-being
Main Campus in Lisle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

COEHS Community Symposium - Mental Health and Well-being

Date: October 27

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 411

Event Sponsor: COEHS

Contact: Dr. Sunil Chand    (630) 829-1930

Event Description:

Fall 2016 Community Symposium: Risk and Resilience in Adolescence 
A community forum presented by 
Benedictine University's College of Education and Health Services 

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Goodwin Hall, Room 411 
The event is free and open to the public

Benedictine University is privileged to welcome Dawn Bounds, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush University College of Nursing, as the speaker for the Fall 2016 Community Symposium.  

Dr. Bounds will discuss adolescent behaviors related to threats and disorders, challenges, trauma and its effect on the brain, and promoting resilience. 

Her research interests include commercial sexual exploitation, the psycho-neuro-immunological impact of complex trauma and the link between trauma and juvenile justice. 

Dr. Bounds is also a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, author and co-project director of the Dedicated African-American Dad Study, and has presented widely on topics of mental health, equity and commercial sexual exploitation. 

 For more information, contact Sunil Chand at or (630) 829-1930.

NUTRITION - Community Health Fair
Main Campus in Lisle
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

NUTRITION - Community Health Fair

Date: December 07

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Atrium

Event Sponsor: Nutrition Department

Contact: Ms. Anna Shlachter

Event Description:

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Department of Nutrition
Benedictine University

Catherine Arnold, MS, EdD, RD.
Department Chair

Egle Liutkus
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (630) 829-6596

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 224
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6595