The University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery (UCVV) is a dynamic research centre that focuses on developing, validating and valorising scientific knowledge, thus creating a more responsible, evidence-based and efficient healthcare and care organisation. We also devote effort to the translation and implementation of complex interventions into practice. Through partnership and cooperation with the broader industry, we aim to support the research competencies of professionals in the field. Our research can be grouped into six research areas: oncological care, midwifery care, education and training, mental health care, skin care, and nutritional care. These research domains all concern self-management, patient participation, care relationship and organisation, intervention development and implementation, Advanced Practice Nursing, and family care.


Research at the UCVV

The UCVV uses innovative research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) and works together with governments, other knowledge institutes, health care organisations and the industry, both nationally and internationally, to carry out its mission.