Dulcie Childs, MSN, RD  

Adjunct Faculty 

Dulcie Childs, MSN, RD is a registered dietitian licensed in Oregon and an approved CNS supervisor. She earned her Masters in Nutrition Science from the University of Alabama and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from Cornell University. Dulcie has taught for NUNM for the past 8 years and teaches the Business of Nutrition, Diet and Disease, Childhood Nutrition and Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes courses.

As nutrition clinic supervisor, Dulcie’s role is to support student’s in providing direct patient care. She oversees all clinical aspects including: patient rounds, implementing evidence-based recommendations, creating nutrition plans and supporting individuals as they establish their nutrition counseling skills. It is her intention to provide guidance and feedback to help participants continue to grow, develop as professionals and strive to gain the confidence and skills to practice independently. Simultaneously she helps to ensure the team provides high-quality, respectful nutrition care for all clinic patients.

Kimberly Queen, MS, DC, CNS, DACBN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kimberly Queen is a licensed chiropractic physician, Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and an approved CNS supervisor. She received her Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, focusing on functional medicine.  

Dr. Queen is the Clinical Nutrition Curriculum Director, responsible for developing the MScN clinical track curriculum, Standards of Clinical Performance, Postgraduate Clinical Internship Handbook, and a video learning library. She is also Assistant Professor in the BScN and MScN programs and mentors self-study Capstone students for CNS Supervised Practice Experience hours. 

Dr. Queen will supervise telehealth encounters in the Clinic Nutrition Rotation, helping interns as they work directly with patients, review cases, and develop professional competencies and clinical proficiency skills, including examination protocols and clinical laboratory test ordering and interpretation.  

Faculty Mentors

Kira Freed, MEd, MScN 

Nutrition Department Coordinator & Adjunct Faculty

Kira Freed, MEd, MScN earned her Master of Science in Nutrition from NUNM, and now serves as the Nutrition Department Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty in the MScN program. Kira teaches Capstone Preparation and Capstone Internship courses, as well as the Food as Medicine Everyday Educator Training course.

As a Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) Educator, Kira facilitates FAME courses at NUNM, supporting community members with nutrition education and hands-on cooking practice. Kira draws on her more than 15 years of experience working in higher education to effectively develop and deliver nutrition education programming, and will be supporting interns in the planning and implementation of community nutrition classes.

Ian Rubin, MA, CPT, CHC

Adjunct Faculty

Ian Rubin is a 20-year veteran wellness coach, a coach educator, and adjunct professor at NUNM. Courses taught include: Health Coaching, The Psychology Of Food Choice, Food Anthropology, and Food Relationship Coaching. Ian’s approach to working with clients is driven by his passionate interest in food culture and the intersection of personal, social, psycho-spiritual, and anthropological forces that influence our daily food choices. Ian will be offering his insights and support in these approaches via recorded materials, assignments, as well as live dialogue/grand rounds to help interns learn to deliver nutrition services in a holistic way. Interns will learn, discuss and strategize how they can help clients implement and sustain meaningful dietary change for life by helping them learn to balance clinical, coaching, psychology and relationship with food approaches.

Andrew Erlandsen, ND

Dean, School of Undergraduate & Graduate Studies

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The Postgraduate Clinical Nutrition Internship mission is to qualify nutrition professionals for the CNS certification who aspire to demonstrate advanced knowledge and competence in science-based clinical nutrition practice.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate of MScN program at NUNM
  • Completion of at least one term of GSN580E Nutrition Clinic Rotation or GSNO581 Virtual Nutrition Clinic Experience
  • Required immunizations
  • Tuberculosis screening using T-spot or QuantiFERON Gold testing only (Mantoux tuberculin, AKA “skin test,” is NOT accepted)
  • Substance abuse or misuse screening using a 10-panel drug test that must be verified to have been performed by a reputable vendor, which includes: Amphetamines, including methamphetamines; Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Cocaine; Marijuana; Methadone; Opiates; Phencyclidine
  • State and nationwide background check
  • Complete a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS) course at the healthcare provider level.  Online training will not meet this requirement.
  • Completion of training on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training on Blood
  • Federal OSHA safety guidelines

2023 Application Timeline for Summer Term:

May 1 - Applications Open

June 9 - Application Deadline for Summer Term

June 20 - Accepted Students Notified 

July 5 - Internship Begins

2023 Application Timeline for Fall Term:

May 1 - Applications Open

August 21 - Application Deadline for Fall Term

August 28- Accepted Students Notified 

September 11 - Internship Begins

Program Costs:
Application Fee$25 (one-time)
Non-refundable Deposit$250
Estimated Tuition$1,008 per term (subject to additional student fees)
Estimated Total Cost$1,283 per term

How to Apply:

1. Download and complete the Postgraduate Clinical Nutrition Internship Application form: PGCNI-application-fillable-final_1.pdf

2. Upload the completed PDF application to this application page. 

3. Complete this online application page, which will include payment of the $25 application fee. 

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