Who are we?
Did you know that senior care is one of the fastest growing areas of health care? For the past 50 years, NHC has combined exceptional care with a compassionate focus on patients and their families. NHC provides rehabilitation and health care through our skilled nursing care facilities, homecare, hospice, independent living and assisted living facilities. With over 150 facilities in 10 states, NHC is delivering the highest level of care for our seniors. There are almost 50 million adults over the age of 65 in the U.S., comprising over 16 percent of the population. This number is expected to double over the next 10 years. The health care industry needs qualified dietitians with expertise in the field of geriatric nutrition.
What’s the NHC 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 40 years for over 280 graduates. Over the past five years, 97% of our graduates have passed the RD exam on their first attempt and 100% within one year.
Variety of experiences working with over 30 preceptors in 10+ 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 Dietetic Internship Application 2022-23 (MS Word document)