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Cruise Ship Nurse Jobs

RN positions on cruise ships


The cruise ship recruitment agency Pro Sea Staff assists Registered Nurses (RN) in securing employment for cruise ship jobs with the above-listed cruise line companies. All members of the cruise ship medical staff provide first class medical services to passengers and crew. Healthcare jobs on cruise ships are very demanding. At the same time working as a cruise ship nurse provides a very high level of job satisfaction.

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Cruise ship nurse requirements

The requirements to work as a nurse on board of a cruise ship include a professional degree, relevant post-graduation experience and an unrestricted medical license.

Please consult the details below:

  • Registered Nurse with Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice with at least three years post-graduation experience in Emergency Medicine, ICU or other acute care settings
  • A current ACLS / ALS certification

Additional requirements for cruise line nursing jobs include:

  • Fluency in English – all cruise ship nurse practitioners must be able to communicate and work as a medical professional in English.
  • At least 3 years experience post registration / degreein Accident & Emergency, Emergency Rooms or Medical Assessment Units
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Good computer skills – Windows based software
  • Ability to meet the challenge of learning to work as a nurse in a new and different environment

Working for a cruise line: employee benefits

Assignments for Cruise ship nurse jobs are organized on a rotation basis of 4 months on board and 2 months off – on leave. Flights to and from your home are paid by the cruise line. A cruise ship nurse is provided with Private Officers Single cabin accommodation. Housing, meals and healthcare insurance are provided by the cruise line company.

Cruise ship nurse job description

Working as a nurse on a cruise ship requires dedication, precision and experience. Working closely with your medical colleagues, you will provide both in and out patient care. Outpatient encompasses minor illnesses, respiratory and gastro-intestinal infections, minor skin complaints and accidental injuries. In-patient encompasses the management of a wide variety of clinical problems including cardiac diseases (thrombolysis and cardiac monitoring), trauma/orthopedic problems and acute medical and surgical emergencies.

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Cruise ship nurse salary

Registered nurses on cruise ships can expect to earn anywhere between $4850 and $5000 monthly. Cruise ship nurse’s salary can vary slightly depending on different factors such as previous work experience, years of practice and professional certifications held. Previous cruise ship nurse work experience is, of course, welcome.

Cruise ship career and professional development

As a cruise ship nurse practitioner, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in several areas including laboratory testing, radiography, computer work, dispensing of medication and the control and monitoring of stock. Opportunities for professional development are sponsored by the company. Career progression to the senior cruise ship nurse position is actively encouraged.

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