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

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

Full Professor
prof. dr. M.J. (Marieke) Schuurmans
  • Professionalisering in de Zorg



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 (317)

Factors Influencing Nurses' Behavior in Nutritional Care for Community-Dwelling Older Adults Before, During, and After Hospitalization:A Delphi Study

Ten Cate Debbie, Schuurmans Marieke J, van Eijk Jorna, Bell Jack J, Schoonhoven Lisette, Ettema Roelof G A Dec 2022, In: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 53 , p. 545-556 12 p.

Exploring nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in Dutch district nursing care:A survey study

Veldhuizen Jessica D., Schuurmans Marieke J., Mikkers Misja C., Bleijenberg Nienke Nov 2022, In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 30 , p. e5624-e5636

Factors that influence continuing professional development over a nursing career:A scoping review

Hakvoort Lysette, Dikken Jeroen, Cramer-Kruit Jessica, Kristen Molendijk-van Nieuwenhuyzen, van der Schaaf Marieke, Schuurmans Marieke 25 Oct 2022, In: Nurse Education in Practice. 65 , p. 1-8 8 p.

Impact of organizational context on patient outcomes in a proactive primary care program:a longitudinal observational study

Smit Linda C., De Wit Niek J., Nieuwenhuizen Meggie L., Schuurmans Marieke J., Bleijenberg Nienke 19 Oct 2021, In: BMC Geriatrics. 21 , p. 1-12

Hospital and home care nurses' experiences and perceptions regarding nutritional care for older adults to prevent and treat malnutrition:A cross-sectional study

Ten Cate Debbie, Schoonhoven Lisette, Huisman-de Waal Getty, Schuurmans Marieke J, Ettema Roelof G A Jul 2021, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 30 , p. 2079-2092 14 p.

Older Adults' and Their Informal Caregivers' Experiences and Needs regarding Nutritional Care Provided in the Periods before, during and after Hospitalization:A Qualitative Study

Ten Cate Debbie, Mellema Mattanja, Ettema Roelof G A, Schuurmans Marieke J, Schoonhoven Lisette 10 Apr 2021, In: Journal of nutrition in gerontology and geriatrics. 40 , p. 80-107 28 p.

Fidelity of primary care nurses' delivery of a behavioural change intervention enhancing physical activity in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease:An observational study

Westland Heleen, Trappenburg Jaap C.A., Schuurmans Marieke J., Zonneveld Michelle H., Schröder Carin D. 23 Mar 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11 , p. 1-10

Implementation of an interprofessional collaboration in practice program:a feasibility study using social network analysis

Smit Linda C., Dikken Jeroen, Moolenaar Nienke M., Schuurmans Marieke J., de Wit Niek J., Bleijenberg Nienke 6 Jan 2021, In: Pilot and feasibility studies. 7 , p. 1-12

Developing leadership in postdoctoral nurses:A longitudinal mixed-methods study

van Dongen Lisa, Cardiff Shaun, Kluijtmans Manon, Schoonhoven Lisette, Hamers Jan P.H., Schuurmans Marieke J., Hafsteinsdóttir Thóra B. 2021, In: Nursing Outlook. 69 , p. 550-564 15 p.

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

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