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NHC Dietetic Internship




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 40 million adults over the age of 65 comprise over 12 percent of the population and are expected to double over the next 15 years. The health care industry needs qualified dietitians with expertise in the field of geriatric nutrition.

More information and application materials

Letter to Prospective Applicant

Dietetic Internship Overview and Curriculum

Benefits & Expenses

Application and Admission Procedures

NHC's Dietetic Internship Program Printable Handout

Who are we?

Since 1971, National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) has combined exceptional care with a compassionate focus on patients and their families. Throughout the southeast, our affiliated centers provide rehabilitating care as well as skilled nursing care, homecare, hospice, residential and assisted living services. With over 150 centers in 10 states, NHC is delivering the highest level of care, pioneering new approaches and celebrating achievements from the commitment that has guided us throughout our 45 years and continues to lead us forward.

What is the Dietetic Internship Program all about?

NHC's Dietetic Internship Program trains 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 believes 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, 50% of our graduates have chosen to accept jobs with NHC.
  • NHC has provided quality dietetic training for 36 years to over 250 graduates. Over the past five years, 100% of our graduates have passed the RD Exam on the first attempt.
  • Variety of experiences working with over 35 preceptors in 12 sites in middle TN.
  • Economical program including monthly stipend, low tuition, liability insurance, meals, textbooks, and travel expenses.
  • Graduate credit (3 hours required, 3-6 additional hours optional).
  • Opportunity to travel including staff relief, consulting, pediatric rotation, and state and national convention.

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





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