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Triangle Office Building
1700 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 425
Chicago, IL 60612
Anne Coltman MS, RD, CNSC, LDN

ICU Nutrition Support Practicum Overview

The ICU nutrition support practicum, offered by the Nutrition Consultation Service, is a unique training opportunity for dietitians interested in nutrition support, particularly in the intensive care setting. The program is designed to train future leaders in the field of nutrition support. Participants will spend five days working with adult patients in a variety of critical care settings. To read additional information about our program, click on the "More" link below.

Photo caption: Ellen Elpern, RN, ANP, a pulmonary clinical nurse specialist, provides a ventilator overview for two participants of the ICU practicum.


The ICU nutrition support practicum has been a valuable experience for previous participants. To read program testimonials, click on the "More" link.

Photo caption: Cheryl Bacon, a dietitian in the Department of Food and Nutrition, shows a parenteral nutrition order to an ICU practicum participant.

Program Application

Please download and complete the application available at the bottom of this page, and email to

For additional information on applying to the program, click on the "More" link.

Photo caption: Kelly Kinnare, MS, RD, CNSD, a dietitian in the Department of Food and Nutrition, performing a metabolic cart in the intensive care unit.

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