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Application Info

How Can I Qualify?

An applicant must:

  • Meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics academic requirements.
  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a Verification Statement. To view accredited institutions visit
  • Meet the minimum GPA standards for North Oaks Medical Center’s Dietetic Interns.
    • Minimum Total GPA: 2.8
    • Minimum DPD GPA: 3.0
  • Have a graduate degree or enroll in a graduate degree program while enrolled in the dietetic internship.
    • Visit the Fran U website for application information.

How Do I Apply?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has an information page on the Computer Matching Policy and Procedures.

  • Submit an application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS). The DICAS website is accessed at
  • Submit the Dietetic Internship application fee ($40.00).
    • Please send fee to: North Oaks Medical Center
      • Make checks payable to North Oaks Medical Center.
      • Attn: Dietetic Internship/Leslie Ballard
      • P.O. Box 2668
      • Hammond, LA 70404
  • Be chosen as a finalist by the North Oaks Medical Center DI Selection Committee after:
    • Submitting a complete application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and application fee is received.
    • Being notified of selection as a semi-finalist. You will be contacted via email to participate in the selection interview.
    • Completing the interview. Interviews are completed in March each year.
  • Participate in computer matching through D&D Digital Systems, (515) 292-0490.
    • Students will be matched to the program through the Digital System.

For more information, please call the program director, Leslie Ballard (985) 230-6548 or view the Dietetic Internship Student Handbook (pdf) for a closer look at the curriculum.

MSNS Graduate Program Application Instructions:

Once match to the North Oaks Medical Center Dietetic Internship is confirmed, you must apply to Fran U if selecting the Graduate Degree Track.

Your application will be reviewed when all required documentation is received in the Admissions Office. NOMC interns will automatically be accepted to the MSNS program, however, interns will still need to complete the official application process for the Thesis track.

To be considered for enrollment in graduate courses offered by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, the following information is required:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, sent to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Office of Admission, 5414 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70808
  • An overall grade point average of 2.75 in undergraduate coursework
  • GRE score requirements are waived for NOMC interns
  • A professional letter addressing goals, strengths, experiences, and interest
  • Immunization records
  • $50.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Applications are due on or before July 15th for August classes

For questions, please contact the Graduate Recruitment Admissions Coordinator at 225- 768-1715 or email with questions.