Our goal is to educate and train future dietitians so they are excited about establishing and maintaining a lifelong profession, provide employment in areas they want to establish a career, and give back to our profession competent, enthused professionals.
Specifically, the Morrison Dietetic Internship goals are as follows:
Goal 1: To produce dietitians who are prepared for a variety of entry-level nutrition careers including clinical, food management, community, public health and long term care.
- At least 90% of program interns complete program requirements within 12 months for full time and 21 months for part time (150% of the time length).
- Of program graduates who seek employment, 85% are employed in nutrition and dietetic or related field within 12 months of graduation.
- 92% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionist within 12 months of program completion.
The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
Within one year of obtaining employment, employers will reveal a high degree of satisfaction with intern alumni job performance as evidenced by 80% of the respondents scoring the intern graduates as satisfactory or above based on the results from the annual Employer Evaluation Questionnaire.
Goal 2: To prepare entry-level dietitians who demonstrate a high level of professional behaviors, leadership within the profession, and commitment to active lifelong learning.
- Within one year of obtaining employment, employers will demonstrate a high degree of satisfaction with graduates professionalism as evidenced by 75% of the respondents scoring the intern graduates as satisfactory or better on demonstration of mature, self-motivated and responsible attitudes and behaviors toward work responsibilities.
- Within three years post graduation, the post survey evaluation will reflect that 20% of intern alumni will demonstrate leadership in the dietetics profession by one of the following- an appointment to an organizational committee, holding a professional office (local, state, etc.), presenting for a professional organization, coordinating a community nutrition initiative, or serving as a preceptor to a dietetic intern.
Data on objectives is available upon request.