Darci Bohn Recieves Outstanding Preceptor Award


Woris Wang

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College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines


Darci Bohn (B.S. Dietetics, 1991) was recently received notified of her selection for an Outstanding Preceptor Award. This award, funded by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation and the Nutrition & Dietetic Educators practice group, is intended to recognize individuals for the vital contributions they have made to the dietetics profession. Darci is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), and she is employed as a clinical dietitian at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.

Darci was nominated by the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at UND. She was one of only seven awardees chosen from across the nation. Excerpts from letters of support that were written by faculty and students serve as a testament to her identification as a worthy recipient of this honor:

"She motivates students by demonstrating passion and dedication to her job and the residents she serves. Students are impressed by the fact that she builds relationships with every resident she works with. She then challenges students to do the same"; "Darci's influence on students goes well beyond teaching the mechanics of nutrition care. She sets high standards and gladly shares her work space with students to create an environment in which they can succeed, but expects them to follow through with energy and commitment of their own"; "As hectic as her schedule is each day, Darci Bohn still makes it a priority each year to give dietetic students the opportunity to gain further knowledge in long term care. I feel that my time with Darci was an experience I will always remember in my journey as a university student. Darci is an exceptional role model and treats all students as a respected future dietetics professional."

Darci will be presented her award at the 2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference and exhibition this fall in Atlanta, Georgia. She will also be featured at the Academy Member Showcase.

Darci's positive influence is a benefit to every student who enters the UND Coordinated Program in Dietetics. We are so fortunate to have such a capable and caring role model for our students to learn from. Congratulations Darci, for this well-deserved award.