Nurses – all aboard!


The Mercy Ships Response to Global Surgical Need from Mercy Ships New Zealand on Vimeo.

Helping our patients heal from the inside out

Onboard the Mercy Ship, 200 medical volunteers staff the five operating theatres, five wards and the auxiliary services that provide a complete surgical package – from admission to rehabilitation- for people in poverty The nursing experience of a lifetime awaits the brave and compassionate who have a heart for adventure.

Maybe you have long service leave due and you can volunteer for a few months, or maybe you want to use your holiday time for good. Join the 600 nurses every year from all over the world who are making a life-transforming difference by using their nursing skills to help Africa’s poor with Mercy Ships.

If you have two years working experience after registration and have a heart to help the forgotten poor, then volunteering onboard the world largest civilian hospital ship may be the next fabulous career move you make.

The hospital ship’s five operating theatres and five wards are state-of-the-art, and the equipment and medications are familiar for those working in a New Zealand or OECD health care context.

But don’t take our word for it; watch the video and see for yourself what kind of impact volunteering with Mercy Ships with make on the world, and on you!

Nursing specialities include

Operating theatre
ICU/PICU
Paediatric medical-surgical
Adult medical-surgical
Eye clinic
PACU/Recovery Room
Admissions and outpatients

Find out more about the nursing role onboard with your name on it!