Niesje Jansen

Senior nurse consultant

Niesje Jansen is a Senior Consultant working for KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation since 2008 and has wide hands-on experience as a TB nurse in Dutch TB control. Beside general nursing care for TB patients, her field of expertise is training of health care workers, contact investigation, cross border TB control and TB in marginalized groups. She is also involved in stigma reduction interventions and in patient support groups, read more.

She is Principal Investigator in a ZonMw funded project to develop an evidence based guideline for nursing support for people with TB and LTBI in the Netherlands.

Niesje is also involved in Quality control, she is the secretary of the Plenaire Visitatie Commissie from the Committee for Practical TB Control in the Netherlands.

Since October 2019 Niesje is programme secretary of the Nurses & Allied Professional Sub Section of the Union.

Recent publications

De Vries G, Commandeur S, Erkens C, Haddad W, Jansen N, Kouw P et al. Towards selective tuberculosis screening of people in prison in a low-incidence country. Eur Respir J. 2020 9;55(4):1902209. No abstract available.

Spruijt I, Haile DT, van den Hof S, Fiekert K, Jansen N, Jerene D et al. Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and stigma related to latent tuberculosis infection: a qualitative study among Eritreans in the Netherlands. BMC Public Health. 2020 Oct 23;20(1):1602. Abstract


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