prof. dr. M.J. (Marieke) Schuurmans

Full Professor

  • Professionalisering in de Zorg
  • Julius Center Research Program Methodology

prof. dr. M.J. (Marieke) Schuurmans


Marieke J. Schuurmans, PhD, RN is  a nurse and researcher, appointed professor and chair in Nursing Science at the University Medical Center Utrecht and professor of Care for Chronically Ill at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands.  She worked over ten years as a clinical nurse specialist in geriatric medicine and is an expert on complex nursing care of older people. In her  PhDstudy she developed the Delirium Observation Screening (DOS) Scale which is nowadays part of regular nursing care in Dutch hospitals and which is translated in numerous languages and used in hospitals across the globe. Her current research focuses on prevention of care related complications in hospitalised older multimorbid patients and daily functioning of older people with multimorbidity in primary care. Her research is practice oriented and  in close collaboration with patients and professionals. She is interested in the changing paradigm regarding health and new roles of patients and professionals in this perspective.   She is one of the founders of The Health Care Innovation Center (THINC.).

Marieke Schuurmans is responsible for the Nursing Science Master Programme of the University Utrecht (annual graduation forty to fifty students) and supervises around fifteen ongoing PhDstudies, 20 PhD students successfully graduated under her supervision. 

In 2013 she is appointed as Chief Nurse Officer, the Minister of Health’ supreme independent advisor on nursing. She was a member of the Dutch Health Council, chair of the research committee of the National Association of Nurses, is fellow of the European Association of Nursing Scientists and member of the Honour Society of Nursing Sigma Teta Tau International. She participated in numerous local and national committees regarding care for older people, nursing and quality of (applied) research. She has published over hundred twenty international peer-reviewed papers, as well as over fifty national practice publications and contributed to more than twenty books. She was the lead author on the recent Dutch Professional Profile for Nurses. In the last ten years she gave over a hundred invited lectures on national and international conferences.


Side Activities

  • 1 Jul 2019 → heden           Raad van Toezicht Omring
    1 Jun 2019 → heden          Raad van Toezicht Patiënten Federatie
    1 Oct 2013 → heden          Governmental Chief Nurse Officer, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports
    1 Jun 2013 → 1 Jan 2018   Chair Advisory Board , Agis Foundation
    1 Aug 2002 → 1 Feb 2018  Professor care for Chronically Ill, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Research Output (299)

The Leadership Mentoring in Nursing Research Program for Postdoctoral Nurses:A Development Paper

Hafsteinsdóttir Thóra B., Schoonhoven Lisette, Hamers Jan, Schuurmans Marieke J. 1 jan 2020, In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 52 , p. 435-445 11 p.

Postdoctoral Nurses' Experiences With Leadership and Career Development:A Qualitative Study

de Lange Wendela, Kars Marijke C., Poslawsky Irina E., Schuurmans Marieke J., Hafsteinsdóttir Thóra B. 21 okt 2019, In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 51 , p. 689-698 10 p.

A systematic review on risk factors in developing a first-time Venous Leg Ulcer

Meulendijks A. M., de Vries F. M.C., van Dooren A. A., Schuurmans M. J., Neumann H. A.M. 1 jul 2019, In: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 33 , p. 1241-1248 8 p.

Patients' perspectives on the COPD-GRIP intervention, a new nursing care intervention for COPD

Zwakman Marieke, Weldam Saskia W M, Vervoort Sigrid C J M, Lammers Jan-Willem J, Schuurmans Marieke J 10 jun 2019, In: BMC Family Practice. 20

Trends in risk of limitations in instrumental activities of daily living over age in older persons with and without multiple chronic conditions

Mueller-Schotte Sigrid, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, van der Schouw Yvonne T, Schuurmans Marieke J, Bleijenberg Nienke 17 feb 2019, In: Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 75 , p. 197-203 7 p.

Patients' experiences with a behaviour change intervention to enhance physical activity in primary care:A mixed methods study

Westland Heleen, Sluiter Jill, Te Dorsthorst Sophie, Schröder Carin D, Trappenburg Jaap C A, Vervoort Sigrid C J M, Schuurmans Marieke J 1 feb 2019, In: PLoS ONE. 14

Development process of a mobile electronic medical record for nurses:A single case study

Vossebeld Danielle M., Puik Erik C.N., Jaspers Joris E.N., Schuurmans Marieke J. 14 jan 2019, In: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 19 12 p.

Interventions to prevent and treat malnutrition in older adults to be carried out by nurses:A systematic review

ten Cate Debbie, Ettema Roelof G.A., Huisman-de Waal Getty, Bell Jack J., Verbrugge Remco, Schoonhoven Lisette, Schuurmans Marieke J., Zwakhalen Sandra, Vermeulen Hester, de Man-van Ginkel Janneke, Heinen Maud, Metzelthin Silke, Verstraten Carolien, van Belle Elise, van Noort Harm, van den Berg Gerda, van Manen Annick, 1 jan 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29 , p. 1883-1902 20 p.

Nurses' perceptions towards the delivery and feasibility of a behaviour change intervention to enhance physical activity in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease in primary care:A qualitative study

Westland Heleen, Koop Yvonne, Schröder Carin D., Schuurmans Marieke J., Slabbers P., Trappenburg Jaap C.A., Vervoort Sigrid C.J.M. 12 dec 2018, In: BMC Family Practice. 19

Older patients' motives of whether or not to perform self-management during a hospital stay and influencing factors

Otter Caroline E M, Hoogerduijn Jita G, Keers Joost C, Hagedoorn Ellen I, de Man-van Ginkel Janneke M, Schuurmans Marieke J 9 nov 2018, In: Geriatric Nursing. 40 , p. 205-211 7 p.

All Research Output (299)