Internship Cost

Students participating in the Internship Program are responsible for the following costs:

  • Application fee- To apply to the University through Extended Studies for enrollment in NUTR 727. The current cost is $60.
  • Tuition and fees- For enrollment as a graduate student for 3 credits of NUTR 727 Nutrition Practicum. Tuition is currently $314.00 per credit, and a $27 per credit Technology Fee is applied to all accounts. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  • Fees for the Dietetic Internship Program- The program fees are $7,500 for 1,000 practice hours. Portions of this fee will be utilized to pay for some educational opportunities, materials and travel necessary to complete the program's training competencies.
  • Financial Aid- You may apply for the Sally Mae Collegiate Loan or the Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan for financial assistance to help cover program costs. UNR does not provide direct financial assistance.
    • UNR will certify a collegiate loan up to $8,425.00.
    • Kamil Shankar is the UNR contact person for financial aid. She can be reached by email or phone 775-682-8099.
  • Uniforms, books and general supplies
  • Personal room and board and travel to practice sites (variable)
  • Liability insurance- Each intern must provide his or her own liability insurance policy available through agencies such as Proliability, 1-800-375-2764.
  • Immunization and physical exam fees- All hospitals require a Tuberculosis (TB) test and immunization records. You must have documentation of TB testing and immunization records prior to beginning the internship. Documentation of a recent physical examination will also be necessary.
  • Basic Life Support Certification- All interns must have a certification in Basic Life Support (BSL) prior to beginning the internship. If you do not have this certification, it can be obtained for approximately $30 through the American Heart Association.
    • Go to the American Heart Association eLearning website and complete the heart code BLS training. Once completed, one receives a certification and can be given access to part 2, the hands-on portion. There is a locator tool that allows you to search available courses/classes in your area, and you can sign up online to attend the training.