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Mission and Goals

North Oaks Medical Center Mission

  • Mission: Improving lives. Every time. Every touch.
  • Vision: To be the region’s most trusted partner for exceptional quality, safety and experience.
  • Values: Communication, Courtesy, Compassion, Commitment

The North Oaks Dietetic Internship Mission

The mission of the program is to produce graduates prepared to be entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who are committed to the profession of dietetics and to providing safe, courteous, compassionate care that improves the lives of patients.

Program Goal 1:

Produce graduates that are prepared for entry-level positions in Food Service Management and/or Medical Nutrition Therapy that perform as members of healthcare organizations with compassion, commitment, courtesy and excellent communication.

ACEND required objectives must be evaluated annually using an average of data from the previous three years.

Program Objectives for Goal 1:

  1. At least 80% percent of program interns complete program requirements within 18 months (150% of the program length).
  2. Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  3. 100% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  4. 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%.
  5. At least 90% of graduates who respond to a survey will agree that the program prepared them for entry-level practice.

Program Goal 2:

Produce graduates who are proficient in communication and problem-solving skills to achieve excellence in performance.

Program Objectives for Goal 2:

  1. At least 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment will rate them as “above average” in demonstrating proficient problem-solving skills for entry level practice.
  2. At least 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment will rate them as “above average” in communication skills for entry level practice.
  3. At least 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment agree or strongly agree that graduates were adequately prepared for entry-level practice.

*Program outcomes data are available upon request.