The Distance Internship requires 18 credits for completion. Students must demonstrate both academic and clinical competence. Students in addition to completing the four required courses with a B- or better grade must receive competent evaluation ratings for all program learning outcomes. Verification to CDR that the student has completed the program (including all financial obligations to Marywood) may be delayed or withheld if a student, in the opinion of the Marywood University staff or preceptors of the supervised practice affiliations, does not demonstrate entry-level competence. Students will be provided with a signed verification statement after completion of all program requirements. This Verification Statement is necessary for eligibility to take the registration examination.
The DI requires 33 credits for the onsite track and 18 credits for the distance track for completion. Interns must demonstrate both academic and clinical competence as described under "Evaluation System". Interns in addition to completing the required credits, are required to maintain a B- average and receive at least a moderate rating in all learning outcomes to be awarded the Verification Statement.
All DI applicants need to complete his/her DICAS application and register for computer matching with D and D Digital at: www.dnddigital.com
OnSite Track: The Dietetic Internship Program Director (PD) will arrange for facilities and preceptors for all experiences. You are encouraged to participate in your program development by expressing your individual interests.
Distance Track: The intern will need to locate and arrange for facilities and preceptors for all supervised practice experiences (Community Nutrition, FSM, MNT - acute and long term care). Consultation with the PD is encouraged.
The onsite internship track has agreements with various agencies and health care facilities in and throughout the surrounding Scranton area. Some placements may require the intern to commute 20 - 60 + miles/day.
"Classes" are in an Internet based educational system = Moodle. Moodle will have the course outlines, information and links that will assist you in gathering the material needed for each rotation.
The onsite intern will meet with the program director (PD) on campus at least 2x a month and the distance intern will communicate with the PD via email (i.e. discussion boards) or on the telelphone.
The dietetic internship - onsite track consists of 9 courses / 33 credits.
There are 4 supervised practice courses:
The course sequence is- ND 565 (Summer II), ND 566 (Fall) and ND 568 (Spring) followed by ND 500 Professional Practice/Staff Relief (Spring).
And 5 graduate courses / 15 credits. The 5 graduate courses are:
The dietetic internship – distance track consists of 4 courses / 18 credits. All are supervised practice courses:
The course sequence is- ND 565, ND 566 and ND 568 followed by ND 500 - Staff Relief and CHOICE
No, no financial compensation is provided to preceptors by the University.
The Dietetic Internship program will participate in the April match. Check with D & D Digital for the application deadline.
The Dietetic Internship is a full-time program that takes 10 months to complete, usually starting at the beginning of July and ending in May. You may want to check with the program director for the exact dates.
Probably, since you are a registered graduate student taking at least a half-time program. Individual loan programs do vary, so it is best to check with your lender.
The supervised practice courses are designed as experiential courses and are not accepted as part of Marywood's MS program. Other schools may have different policies. Check with the school you would like to attend.
You can work for pay any hours above the internship-committed hours or on weekends.
This is possible, speak to the Director of the DI about this before you start the program.
RDs, of course, will be the best suited preceptors for many rotations. Other health and management personnel may also be appropriate depending on the experience. Discuss specific issues with your Program Director.
After successful completion of the program you get a certificate of completion and a signed Verification Statement.
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