Debbie ten Cate | Researcher | Research group Chronic Diseases

Debbie ten Cate


Debbie ten Cate is a nurse, hbo lecturer and PhD candidate. She has been working as a PhD candidate in the Research group Chronic Diseases since November 2014. Her doctoral study is entitled ‘Early nursing nutrition intervention to prevent malnutrition before and after hospitalization in community-dwelling elderly’.

  • 2010-present: HBO lecturer, Nursing BSc, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
  • 2008-2010: Research nurse, Research & Development Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein
  • 2006-2008: Care coordinator, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery department, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein
  • 2004-2006: Nurse, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery department, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein

Degree Programmes:

  • 2007-2010: Health Sciences master’s degree programme, Utrecht University Major: Nursing Studies
  • 2000-2003: Nursing BA degree programme, work-study programme, Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden Degree conferred in 2003.
  • 1996-2001: Master’s degree in Linguistics, University of Groningen, Major: Neurolinguistics Degree conferred in 2001.
  • 1995-1996: First-year programme in Dutch Language and Literature, University of Groningen Degree conferred in 1996.

Other positions and activities:

  • 2010: Member of the Counsel on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP).
  • 2009: Member of Rho Chi Chapter at Large, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.
  • 2004: Member of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Hart- en Vaatverpleegkundigen (Dutch Association of Cardiovascular Nurses, NVHVV).

Fields of expertise

  • Clinical research
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition


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