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J.H.A.M. (Jos) Kox

PhD Student

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Jos Kox is a (psychiatric) nurse by origin. Jos used to work for the Red Cross in various war and conflict areas between 1995 and 2003. In 2001 he graduated from the University of Liverpool, Faculty of Medicine with the degree of Master of Community Health. Since 2003 he is working as a lecturer at the Rotterdam University of applied sciences, Institute of health care, Faculty of nursing.

Jos started his PhD in November 2015, in cooperation with the department of General Practice at the ErasmusMC and the research centre Innovations in Care of the Rotterdam University of applied sciences. The primary objective of his PhD project is to measure and monitor the most important determinants of exit through physical workload of student nurses during their education / internship and as starting nurses in the first year of their career, in order to deploy specific preventive interventions and to emphasize a healthy working method in the nursing education, rather than to abolish unhealthy work behavior. Furthermore the effects of these interventions will be studied in this project.


  • Bakker EJM, Kox JHAM, Miedema HS, Bierma-Zeinstra S, Runhaar J, Boot CRL, van der Beek AJ, Roelofs PDDM.Physical and mental determinants of dropout and retention among nursing students: protocol of the SPRiNG cohort study. BMC Nurs. 2018 Jun 22;17:27. doi: 10.1186/s12912-018-0296-9. eCollection 2018.
  • Bakker EJM, Verhaegh KJ, Kox JHAM, van der Beek AJ, Boot CRL, Roelofs PDDM, Francke AL. Late dropout from nursing education: An interview study of nursing students' experiences and reasons. Nurse Educ Pract. 2019 Aug;39:17-25. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.07.005. Epub 2019 Jul 15.

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