Theatre nurses – all aboard!

 providing FREE essential surgery for Africa’s marginalised

It’s nursing you’ve dreamed about!

Are you ready for a reset?

Do you want to reconnect with why you trained to be a nurse in the first place?

maritime, medical and general volunteer roles with Mercy ShipsOnboard each hospital ship, hundreds of medical volunteers staff operating theatres, wards and the allied health care services that provide a complete surgical package – from admission to rehabilitation- for people living in extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

We’ve got a Big Ask – but say yes and your courage and compassion will change lives. We need to get the Africa Mercy underway to bring essential surgery to West Africa and we need volunteers willing to spend two months or more on board caring for our crew and patients.  Can you come with us?

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 hundreds of theatre nurses every year from all over the world who are making a life-transforming difference by using their surgical skills to help Africa’s poor with Mercy Ships.

If you have two years of working experience after registration and have the heart to help the forgotten poor, then volunteering onboard the world largest civilian hospital ship may be the next fabulous career move you make. Check out the range of nursing opportunities and the job descriptions here.

The hospital ships’ operating theatres, wards and ICU 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 in the Mercy Ships with make on the world, and on you!

RECRUITING NOW for volunteer operating theatre nurse roles

Read MORE about the experiences of A Kiwi OPERATING THEATRE nurse onboard

Transform a child; transform a  lifetime: The Dissector, NZNO perioperative nursing magazine, published with permission


Find out more about the nursing roles onboard – there’s one with your name on it!