Working life on the ocean wave
What does the title ‘ship’s nurse’ conjure up? Someone handing out seasickness pills and dabbling in romantic liaisons?
The reality – perhaps sadly – is very different. Ship’s nursing is a challenging, multifaceted role, and more a way of life than a job.
Nursing on a cruise ship demands experience, common sense, versatility and skills in areas ranging from minor injuries to life-saving critical care. It also requires awareness of customer service. A ship’s nurse will typically work a four-month contract without a full day off.
Triage and treatment.
Pharmacy and dispensing....
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