The Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship

THE PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE DISTANCE DIETETIC INTERNSHIP is an 8 month Program (40 hours per week) which allows our Interns to find practice sites and preceptors near home, avoiding the costs of relocation. Our home office is in the metropolitan Boston area.  Prior to the beginning of the Internship, our Interns travel to Boston for 3 days of intensive orientation, during which you will be introduced to classmates from your geographic region. (see CALENDAR for dates).

                                                                              IMPORTANT NOTICES

WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE FALL MATCH.

WE HAVE 60 POSITIONS FOR OUR JANUARY 2017 CLASS WHICH WILL BE FILLED THROUGH THE MATCH PERIOD WHICH HAS ALREADY STARTED.

THE PNCDDI APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR NEXT CHAT WITH THE DIRECTOR SESSION THURSDAY 9/1 AT 9 EASTERN.

THE JANUARY 2017 CLASS CALENDAR IS POSTED UNDER THE CALENDAR TAB.

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During its January 2016 board meeting, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics voted to grant full accreditation to the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship for a term of seven years ending June 2023.  Accreditation was granted for the enrollment of 120 full time interns every year, 60 in January and 60 in September. 

What Our Graduates Say....

"At one point in orientation last August, Mrs. Manion told our internship class that the 8 months ahead of us would pass by more quickly than we could imagine.  I, of course, couldn't see how this would be true.   I am shocked to know that the internship is already behind me.  And I think that is a testament to the program.  

Even though I completed my rotations on the other side of the country, I felt cared for and represented well.  I felt confident knowing that the PNC team always had my best interest at heart and would support me if anything were to go wrong.  It is because of this welcoming and supportive atmosphere that the internship was an enjoyable, yet so brief!, endeavor.  Thank you for making this an experience I will always look back upon fondly. I took my Registration Exam on Tuesday 5/31 and I passed! It was difficult, but I was well prepared and I finished at the minimum number of questions.
I started working the next day.  I now work alongside my internship preceptor as a member of the Center for Healthy Kids and Schools team.
Thank you for all of the support you've given me. 
I fully believe I wouldn't have been as prepared for the exam (and what comes next) if I had chosen a different Dietetic Internship.  I hope everything is going well as you prepare for the next group of interns!"
Alexa Frunzi RD, Huntington Beach,California, New York University

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The mission of the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship is to deliver a quality distance supervised practice experience to prepare competent Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists who are able to convey food and nutrition related information in a manner appropriate for the target market, particularly in areas in which Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists are under utilized, including but not limited to socioeconomic, geographic, diagnosis or business related concerns, through practice in concentration areas that require experiences that are beyond entry level competence, The Business of Nutrition and the Management of Food and Nutrition Services. 

Why PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE 

DISTANCE DIETETIC INTERNSHIP ?

  • NEW*60 INTERNS PER CLASS (September & January)
  • NEW*SPRING  and FALL MATCHES
  • DESIGN YOUR ROTATIONS         
  • RELOCATION NOT REQUIRED
  • INTENSIVE SUPPORT FROM PROGRAM
  • SMALL GROUP INTERACTION WITH CLASSMATES
  • REGISTRATION EXAM COACHING
  • 95% OF CLASSES OF 2014 & 2015 PASSED EXAM 
  • JOB SEARCH COACHING THROUGHOUT        

Rotations 

  • CLINICAL NUTRITION           
    8 weeks (up to 2 sites/Preceptors must be RDs)
  • FOOD SERVICE 
    8 weeks (up to 2 sites / one must be inpatient)
  • COMMUNITY      
    8 weeks (up to 3 sites)
  • ELECTIVE (Site & Preceptor chosen by 3rd rotation.)    6 weeks (up to 2 sites / new site or return to previous)

Concentrations 

  • THE BUSINESS OF NUTRITION
  • THE MANAGEMENT OF FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES

Your concentration may be chosen during the third rotation. As a part of the Internship experience, you choose a Concentration Area, on which you will focus during your last six weeks, while you are in your elective rotation. The projects and assignments you complete in your concentration will help you gain additional knowledge in your area of interest before entering the job market, gaining more experience to offer a potential employer.

Rotation Sites

The sites for all of the rotations vary depending on the resources of the proposed preceptors and facilities. For example, a Clinical Nutrition experience may occur in an inpatient or outpatient setting. A community rotation may include activities you may also see in a clinical nutrition rotation (patient/client counseling). All preceptors and rotation sites are subject to the approval of the Internship Director and may be modified at the discretion of the Program. We do not provide listings of preceptors or sites. But we will help with them AFTER you are matched to our Internship.

Accreditation

PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE’s DISTANCE DIETETIC INTERNSHIP is  accredited by the

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 

of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60606-6995 

(312) 899-0040  ext.5400