Cruise Nurse Great job

  1. Hi ,
    Just was wondering if at all any one has ever thought of working on one of the biggest cruise lines.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Apr 20, '10 : Reason: TOS
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   phdr
    Cruise Nursing is great Ihave been here for 5 years now.
  4. by   RNMeg
    I love going on cruises, and have considered looking for a job on a ship when I'm getting close to retirement age. Since I haven't even graduated yet (17 days!) I don't meet the requirements just yet, but I definitely have considered this as a job option
  5. by   jkmk
    Quote from phdr
    Cruise Nursing is great Ihave been here for 5 years now.
    Can you get off at any of the ports or do any of the fun ship activities on your days off? Have you had to deal with any of the food poisoning outbreaks? ....I imagine that could be overwhelming or messy - lol.
  6. by   Jameslovestravel
    Can anyone pm me how much a cruise nurse would earn?
  7. by   Keepstanding
    what are the good and the bad things about cruise nursing ??? i'm curious !!

    praiser
  8. by   PurpleLVN
    Quote from Jameslovestravel
    Can anyone pm me how much a cruise nurse would earn?
    Hi James, it's listed in the post.
  9. by   Lizzy88
    Sounds interesting I want to know more
  10. by   klone
    Drat! Edited by admin.

    Ah well, it's a pipe dream anyway.
  11. by   Flare
    i would imagine that being a nurse on a cruise is fairly interesting in that you are stuck on the ship unless it's in port. If there is a true emergency while at sea, you can't exactly just drive to a local ER. The other thought i have is that it's probably a lot like other cruise positions in that you are out to sea for 6 months at a time.
  12. by   pghfoxfan
    I too am interested in the pros and cons of cruise ship nursing as well as the estimated pay.

    I heard that on average, one person dies on each cruise. Anyone else hear this?

    I would think that a cruise ship is pretty well equipped for almost any emergency. I am sure their are a ton of AEDs around and I am guessing they have a pretty nice sick bay area. I am guessing probably at least one critical care bed. Do they have the ability of doing minor surgery? I'm sure they have equipment to stabilize a patient till they reach the next port . Heck, they might even have a heliport.
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 10, '12
  13. by   Michaelxy
    Quote from esrun00
    Did anyone notice the op and the first post response were from the same poster?
    It was edited by admin before I saw the original message.
    Hmm, yer right, must have been a ploy at advertising.
  14. by   Ivanna_Nurse
    According to what I see online, you are at sea for like 6 months at a time and make 2000 to 2900 a month. I suppose thats gravy if you dont have any ties to land, cause you are getting room and board for free. Ivanna
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 10, '12

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