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Goals

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.

Outcome Measures:

  1. At least 80% of program interns complete program requirements within 12 months for full time and 21 months for part time (150% of the time length).
  2. Of program graduates who seek employment, 85% are employed in nutrition and dietetic or related field within 12 months of graduation.
  3. 92% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionist within 12 months of program completion.
  4. The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates whoe pass the  regristration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

  5. 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.

Outcome Measures:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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