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    Larkin Community Hospital Dietetic Internship

    Thank you for considering Larkin Community Hospital Dietetic Internship, a 30 weeks post baccalaureate program that starts in January and August.

    The Larkin Community Hospital Dietetic Internship program is a post-baccalaureate program with a clinical emphasis. Long distance and on-site options are available.

    The program provides the required supervised hours in clinical nutrition, management, and community to successfully sit for the national registration exam for dietitians. 

    In addition, Larkin Community Hospital didactic program is integrated to provide interns with the knowledge necessary to succeed during their rotations and become competent Registered Dietitians upon graduation.  

    Our goal: is to train students into becoming confident and successful registered dietitians that can work comfortably in a multidisciplinary environment. In addition to the guidance of Larkin registered dietitians, interns are able to  learn from medical residents, pharmacists, and many other healthcare professionals.

    The Larkin Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 telephone # 800/877-1600, ext. 5400. Website:

    “Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023.

    For more information about this requirement visit CDR’s website:

    In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited [program type] program at [Institution name] are eligible to [apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program/apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN].

    In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.

    For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN click here.



    Outcome Data

    Our Results Speak for Themselves or The Result Speaks for Itself

    As of April 2021:

    Total of 45 interns completed their dietetic internship, and 6 more are currently enrolled.

    Passing rate for RD exam within the first year of first attempt: 

    • 95% - on-site graduates
    • 100% - long distance graduates
    • Job Placement: 100%
    • Additional outcome data available upon request


    Graduation Requirements

    Interns graduating before June 2022 must successfully complete 1000 hours of supervised practice experience to receive verification statements to take Registered Dietitian Exam. 

    After June 2022 the amount of hours required might change based on ACEND guidelines.

    On-site Graduates

    as of April 2021

    Job Placement Rate

    as of April 2021

    Long Distance Graduates

    as of April 2021