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Cruise Ship Nursing

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Specializes in Critical Care/Teaching.

Hey gang,

I was wondering if anybody know anything about cruise ship nursing. My husband and I are going to travel in May and were thinking about applying to Carnival. Here are my questions..

1.) Can I bring my husband with me--- he is not a nurse

2.) How is the pay/room and board/insurance

3.) Is it easy to get hired?

Thanks

Brandie

amy0123, BSN, RN

Specializes in MedSurg Tele. Has 11 years experience.

My old study buddy and I were interested about cruise ship nursing. We read articles online, asked around and found requirements. Years of ER and ICU/trauma experience is required along with an ACLS/CCRN/PALS certification. Most ships hire experienced RN's with advanced degrees. I was told most time is spent in the cruise. Room/board/meals are covered. You're oncall when not working. I don't know about hubby.

Here's a thread from here that would be helpful for some of your questions:

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/cruise-ship-rn-284735.html

Thread:

https://allnurses.com/travel-nursing/cruise-ship-nurse-6243-page2.html

Another Thread:

https://allnurses.com/travel-nursing/cruise-ship-nursing-54647.html

Good luck!

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