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“NHC is committed to being the industry leader in customer and investor satisfaction.”

So, you’re looking for an internship? Look no further! Did you know that long term care is one of the fastest growing areas of health care? Today’s 35 million adults over 65, comprise over 12 percent of the population and are expected to double over the next 20 years. The health care industry needs qualified dietitians with expertise in the field of geriatric nutrition.

NHC Dietetic Internship

Who are we?
National HealthCare Corporation is a long term health care company providing services to 69 long term health care centers with approximately 8,803 beds, 38 homecare programs, 5 independent living centers and 15 assisted living centers.  NHC was founded in 1971 and the corporate office is located in Murfreesboro, 30 miles southeast of Nashville, in the heart of beautiful Tennessee. NHC centers are located in AL, GA, KY, MA, MO, NH, SC, TN, and VA.What’s it all about?
To train qualified individuals to become generalist dietitians, with an emphasis in geriatric nutrition.  Accredited in 1982, the program includes rotations in hospitals and long term care centers, as well as community experiences.  NHC’s dietetic internship faculty believe in providing a nurturing environment that is conducive to learning, as well as challenging academically.

Why should you apply?
♦ Unique job opportunities with NHC available upon graduation in the areas of clinical and food service management in a rapidly growing job market.  Over the past five years, more than 50% of our graduates have chosen to accept jobs with NHC.

♦ NHC has provided dietetic training for 30+years for over 230 graduates!
♦ Variety of experiences working with over 20 preceptors in 10+ sites in middle TN
♦ Economical program including a stipend, low tuition, liability insurance, meals, textbooks, and travel expenses provided.
♦ Graduate credit (3 hrs. required, 3 additional hours optional)
♦ Opportunity to travel including staff relief, consulting and pediatric rotation and state and/or national convention.

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