Nurses – all aboard!

Helping our patients heal from the inside out

On board the Mercy Ship, two hundred medical volunteers staff the five operating theatres, five wards and the auxiliary services that provide a complete surgical package, from admission to recovery, 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 on board 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; listen to the stories of nursing on board in the short video below.

Nursing specialities include

• Adult medical-surgical
• ICU
• Operating Theatre
• Paediatric medical-surgical
• PICU
• PACU/Recovery Room
• Admissions and eye clinic clinic

If you would like to find out more about volunteering, then head over to our ‘how to volunteer’ page.