ECCO IBD Nurse Education Programme


Objectives, programme, and facts

For several years ECCO has been exploring ways to increase nurse education opportunities throughout Europe. ECCO believes it is essential to develop a comprehensive, practical education programme for IBD Nurses, which aims to increase the number of IBD nurses and enhances their role. Various discussions led by and with ECCO nurses have confirmed this need.

In line with these discussions ECCO complements the three nursing Educational Activities that are already offered at the yearly ECCO Congress, by launching a brand new IBD Nurse Education Programme. After a very successfull first cycle of the programme which took place in Italy, ECCO is very happy to announce a second cycle which will take place in 2020/2021 (please refer to the call below). 

This six-month programme consists of three pillars:

  • Two 2 day face-to-face meetings:
            -  1st F2F meeting - at the beginning of the programme
            -  2nd F2F meeting - at the end of the programme
  • Distance learning using literature and e-Learning materials
  • One-week visit to an established IBD nursing centre

Each participant will have two mentors to guide them through the programme and assist with any language concerns. One will be an established IBD nurse either from the host country or another ECCO Member Country. The second mentor will be a physician from the hospital where the nurse works.

ECCO will fully fund the nurses’ travel and accommodation for the face-to-face meetings.

 pdfCall for country destinations 2020/2021

 pdfApplication form 2020/2021

IBD Nurse Education Programme Sponsors of the first cycle of the programme in Italy:

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