Welcome to the Journal of Renal Nutrition Online CPE Program

CRN Journal of Renal Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration designates this educational activity for CPE Level 2. The self-study programs are worth a maximum of 2 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR).

Each CPE exercise consists of a single test with short questions that is based on a single article published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition (JRN). To start an exercise, follow these steps:

  1. Choose an article below and click on the "Read the article" link. This will open up the article on the Journal of Renal Nutrition site in a new browser window (you may need to turn off your pop-up blocker).
  2. If you are not a subscriber to the Journal of Renal Nutrition, you will need to register and then either purchase a subscription to the journal to view the article or purchase the article via pay-per-view. If you already subscribe to the Journal of Renal Nutrition, you will need to register and activate your online subscription or log-in to view the article.
  3. Read the article.
  4. Return to this page, which will remain open behind the article, and click on the "Take the test" link to take the test.
  5. When prompted, enter your first and last names and your credentials as you would like them to appear on your certificate.
  6. Take the test and click the button.
  7. Once you have successfully passed the test, you will be prompted to print out your certificate.
  8. BE SURE TO PRINT OUT YOUR CERTIFICATE AS YOUR INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SAVED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME BACK LATER TO PRINT IT OUT!

After taking each test, you may obtain the Level 2 credits for your Professional Development Portfolio. Credit for each test may be earned for up to 2 years after it is posted to the site. After 2 years, tests will expire and credit will no longer be offered.

Available Articles:

  • Towards Individualized Cholesterol-Lowering Treatment in End Stage Renal Disease. Silbernagel, et al. - Mar 2014
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  • Byham-Gray L, et.al. Development of a predictive energy equation for MHD patients - Jan 2014
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  • Association of Serum Phosphorus Concentration with Mortality in Elderly and Nonelderly Hemodialysis Patients - Nov 2013
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  • The Impact of Body Weight Management in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients with Obesity - Sep 2013
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  • Altered Taste Perception and Nutritional Status Among Hemodialysis Patients - Jul 2013
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  • Let Them Eat During Dialysis: An Overlooked Opportunity to Improve Outcomes in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients - May 2013
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  • Etiology of the Protein-Energy Wasting Syndrome in CKD… - Mar 2013
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  • Body Mass Index, Coronary Artery Calcification, and Kidney Function Decline in Stage 3 to 5 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients - Jan 2013
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  • Malnutrition (Subjective Global Assessment) Scores and Serum Albumin Levels, but not Body Mass Index Values, at Initiation of Dialysis are Independent Predictors of Mortality: A 10-Year Clinical Cohort Study - Nov 2012
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  • Metabolic Disorders Following Kidney Transplantation - Sep 2012
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  • Plant Protein Intake is Associated with Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Serum Bicarbonate Levels in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study - Jul 2012
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  • A Difference Between Day and Night: Protein Intake Improves After the Transition From Conventional to Frequent Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis (Ipema KJR, et al.) - May 2012
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We would like to acknowledge:
Mauren McCarthy, MPH, RD, CSR, LD
Alison Steiber, PhD, RD, LD and
Jean Stover, RD, LDN
for their contributions to the Journal of Renal Nutrition (JRN) CPE program.