Preceptors are invaluable in the preparation of dietetic students. This award recognizes Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ members or businesses/organizations who serve programs as preceptors. The goal is to encourage the perpetuation of this long-standing practice. This year two Idaho Academy members have been selected by the programs they serve to receive this award, Cathy Boysen, MA, RDN, LD and Rachel Krick, MS, RDN, LD.
Cathy Boysen has been chosen as the 2021 Outstanding Preceptor for the University of Idaho Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Cathy has been a dietetics preceptor for over 20 years! She is currently the Hospitality Services Manager at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Every year, for the first eight weeks of the spring semester, she precepts a student during a management supervised practice rotation. Students are awed by her depth of knowledge! They note how observant she is with her employees and the overall operation of the kitchen. Students say that Cathy is an excellent role model of a foodservice manager, and one they hope to emulate. Even when she is been very busy, she takes time to thoroughly answer student’s questions. She challenges students’ thoughts and approaches to management and helps them see the “big-picture.” She helps students get the most out of the practicum! Students and faculty at the University of Idaho recognize Cathy Boysen as a great preceptor, manager, and leader in nutrition and dietetics!
Rachel Krick has been chosen as the 2021 Outstanding Preceptor for the Idaho State University MS-DI.
It is with great pleasure that I nominate Rae Krick for the IAND preceptor award. She has been an amazing asset to our preceptor community. When COVID hit the community and facilities were asking interns to go home or not allowing them to complete their rotations “in-house”, Rae contacted me and asked how she could help. She offered to take multiple interns for multiple weeks. She took as many interns as she could and figured out a way for them to get the best experience possible with the restrictions that were in place. Every intern contacted me to let me know what a great experience they had with Rae and that they learned so much from her even in a shortened amount of time. I have only known Rae for a short time (about 2 years) but I am so impressed with what she has been able to accomplish in her 3 years as being an RDN. I am so thankful for her and what she has brought to the ISU internship. It is a better internship because of her. Kristen Hilvers MS RDN LD CNSC – ISU Dietetic Internship Coordinator – Meridian