IBD nurses

medew-mariaMaria de Jong, IBD nurse practitioner

In 2002, Maria received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She started working as a registered nurse at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam at the gastroenterology ward where she became a Senior nurse ‘Quality of Care and Innovation’.
In 2007 she started working at the outpatient clinic where she was involved in the ‘IBD String of Pearls Initiative’, by gathering clinical data and biomaterials. After obtaining her Master’s degree in 2010, Maria started to work as the first advanced nurse practitioner at the AMC. She provides diagnosis, treatment, consultation and follow-up care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Her focus is now on quality of care in IBD. Secondary activities are coordinating the IBD Network of Amsterdam (INA), giving Basic Life Support & AED training and since 2007 she is a board member of the Nurses ICC (N-ICC).

suzan-stolteSuzan Stolte, IBD nurse practitioner

Suzan Stolte is an IBD Nurse at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
She holds a bachelor’s degree in (human) movement sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam, and in September 2016 Suzan obtained her MSc Advanced nursing Practice.
In 1988 she completed her nursing training at the AMC in Amsterdam. After several years of employment outside health care, she returned in 2003, initially as data manager for a trauma registry, and since 2006 at the AMC IBD clinic. She initiated the nurse clinic, where patients can easily find help and information about their disease, medication, examinations and several problems related to their disease concerning employment, education, family issues etc.

medew-jacolienJacolien Zwager, IBD nurse practitioner

Jacolien received her bachelor´s degree in nursing in 2011. Subsequently, she worked as a nurse for more than five years at the ward of internal medicine/gastroenterology and nephrology in the OLVG. During these five years, she has regularly cared for IBD patients. In addition, she has participated in various working groups and has completed the course to become a senior nurse. In august 2016 she started as IBD nurse at the gastroenterology outpatient clinic in the AMC. In 2017 she started the training to become a nurse practitioner and succesfully graduated in 2019.