Nurse Specialist Programme

Are you working as an IBD Nurse Specialist, but want help and funding for your training & development? Are you an IBD Nurse Specialist with an MSc who wants to credential as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner?

We want everyone to have an IBD Nurse Specialist. We want everyone to have access to high-quality, sustainable IBD care; and we want to help you best support everyone with Crohn’s and Colitis. 

To help achieve this we have opened recruitment for our 2021 cohort of the Crohn's & Colitis UK Nurse Specialist Programme to:

  • fund MSc’s in advanced nursing practice, and
  • recruit MSc qualified nurse specialists to complete RCN Advanced Practice Credentialing

Both become Crohn’s & Colitis UK Nurse Specialists.

We will be supporting Crohn’s & Colitis UK Nurse Specialists through sharing best nursing practice and giving access to charity resources and support.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis UK Nurse Specialist Programme

A unique opportunity to fund and support your education and development. The role would continue as long as you are working in your current post.

A chance to join with other nurses in the programme, building a community of support.

Access all the skills, knowledge and resourcing that the charity has, including senior nursing leadership, information and support services, communications and IT skills, research development and so much more.

There are currently 15 nurses in the first cohort of Crohn's & Colitis UK Nurse Specialist Programme, having enrolled in September 2019.

Information and Applications

Information for Managers (2021)

Information for Nurses (2021)

Job Description and Person Specification (2021)


Optional background information provided in the application form will enable us to ensure our Crohn’s & Colitis UK Nurse Specialists represent everybody living with Crohn’s and Colitis. We plan to use this information to help us inform the way we recruit Crohn’s & Colitis UK Nurse Specialists, helping us increase the number of people who are typically excluded or marginalised in this area.

Applications for 2021 have now closed.

If you have any questions or want to discuss the application process, please contact