Medical Department

Profession Name: Nurse
Also known as:
Promoted position:
Average Wage: 2500 USD
Receives tips? No
Average Working Hours: 50 hours per Week
Night-shift rotation? Yes
English proficiency needed: Fluent

The onboard Nurse provides medical services to all crew members and guests, supports the Staff Captain and Senior Doctor in all shipboard health-related matters at sea, including illness reporting and outbreak prevention as required by international maritime laws and company policies. Carries out various examinations (laboratory, ECG, lung function, COVID) and works during consulting hours and when on call, based on rotation. Nurses are considered two stripe officers on board all major cruise lines and usually have single cabins as well.


Must have an Internationally recognized Nurse bachelor’s degree (4 years) and speak fluent English, oral and written. Any additional language is considered an advantage (Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Mandarin or French); Three years minimum recent clinical experience in Acute Care Setting (E.R., ICU, Cardiac Critical Care Unit or Trauma Unit), with year practical experience in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, at least one year experience in diagnosing and treating a broad range of medical conditions is required, including experience performing minor surgery such as suturing, removal of benign skin lesions, removal of foreign objects, removal of ingrown toenails and identification of and immobilizing of simple fractures. Pediatric Advanced Life Support or an equivalent certification, at least 1-year performing & clinical interventions with PALS and ATLS, Continuous O2 Sat (pulse Oximeter), Nebulizer set up and administration, Insertion and care of the patients with an NG Tube, Preparation of Emergency Drugs, Care of patient receiving fibrinolytics, Lacerations, Orthopedic Injuries, Pediatric Respiratory Problems, Trauma Patient, Burns, Communicable Diseases, Eye Injuries, and solid experience in advanced care medical equipment as defibrillators, ventilators, patient monitors, sterilizers, etc.


MUST hold a current Practicing Registration, MUST have an internationally recognized university degree: “Bachelor’s in nursing” which consist of four years of medical school.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Life Support or an equivalent certification;


Pediatric Advanced Life Support or an equivalent certification;


Advanced Trauma Life Support or an equivalent certification;


Sexual Assault training valid for International standards (CVSA);