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

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

Full Professor
prof. dr. M.J. (Marieke) Schuurmans
  • Professionalisering in de Zorg
  • Julius Center Research Program Methodology



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 (304)

Early-Stage Feasibility of a Mobile Health Intervention (Copilot) to Enhance Exacerbation-Related Self-Management in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:Multimethods Approach

Korpershoek Yvonne Jg, Holtrop Tjitske, Vervoort Sigrid Cjm, Schoonhoven Lisette, Schuurmans Marieke J, Trappenburg Jaap Ca 19 nov 2020, In: JMIR formative research. 4

Value of social network analysis for developing and evaluating complex healthcare interventions:a scoping review

Smit Linda C, Dikken Jeroen, Schuurmans Marieke J, de Wit Niek J, Bleijenberg Nienke 17 nov 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10 , p. 1-15

De roep om adaptieve professionals

van der Schaaf Marieke, van Tartwijk Jan, Schuurmans Marieke 28 sep 2020, In: Opleiding en Ontwikkeling. 3 , p. 8-13 6 p.

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.

Optimizing patients' functional status during daily nursing care interventions:A systematic review

Verstraten Carolien C.J.M.M., Metzelthin Silke F., Schoonhoven Lisette, Schuurmans Marieke J., de Man-van Ginkel Janneke M. 2020, In: Research in nursing & health. 43 , p. 478-488 11 p.

Effectiveness of the nurse-led Activate intervention in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease in primary care:a cluster-randomised controlled trial

Westland Heleen, Schuurmans Marieke J, Bos-Touwen Irene D, de Bruin-van Leersum Marjolein A, Monninkhof Evelyn M, Schröder Carin D, de Vette Daphne A, Trappenburg Jaap Ca 2020, In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 19 , p. 721-731 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.

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