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I am hoping to work on a cruise ship for 6 months as a nurse and my partner (a GP) also wishes to come with me and hopefully secure a position as the ships doctor. Before we then have a gap year travelling in which were hoping to end up in Australia to settle down in a job there.

I am hoping to work on a cruise ship for 6 months as a nurse and my partner (a GP) also wishes to come with me and hopefully secure a position as the ships doctor. Before we then have a gap year travelling in which were hoping to end up in Australia to settle down in a job there.

I qualified in May 2005 and I’m currently working as a community staff nurse which i have been for a year, I had 4 months coronary care experience and 5 months gynaecology/urology surgery hoping this would give me the appropriate experience/skills in order to travel. However, i’m finding the whole experience a little stressful. I cant seem to find a replicable company in which i should apply to. I also have a few questions and i’m not quite sure who to ask??

It seems most cruise companies are asking for critical care experience some a min of 3 years, they also ask for ALS trained people however when i try to apply for the ALS I’m told that being a community staff nurse i don’t geT priority, even though i’m willing to fund it myself? so, basically can i get a position of ships nurse with my experience..if not, what do you suggest as were hoping to go september 2007. Also do you know anything about partners being able to work together?

I would be most grateful if you could give me any constructive advise.

Cheryl Blake

Answer:

Having read your e-mail with interest the first thing that stands out is your final comment about your CV and the enhancement of your chances. Therefore our first step might be to convert your CV in to a document that has some impact, telling the reader something about you as a worker and giving an indication of what sort of person you are. Then we can consider how you might use the CV when you approach cruise shipping companies.

Tim Dotchin
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  • how can l get a format nursing times CV sent to me. The last time l had one , was 2005 CV from NT thanks bisi

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