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What Is a Movie Set Nurse and How to Become One

Movie Set Nurse

What Does a Movie Set Nurse Do?

A movie set nurse offers medical care on a movie set. In this career, your duties include offering first-aid services when there is an injury on set. Your responsibilities also include treating actors or crew members who fall sick during filming. When treating injuries, you take steps to stabilize the patient and then decide whether or not they need additional treatment. In this job, you typically work on standby and provide services when required on the set. However, you usually receive payment regardless of whether you are needed. Some nurses offer expert advice to filmmakers so that medical scenes appear realistic.

How Can I Get a Job as a Movie Set Nurse?

The qualifications that you need to become a nurse on a movie set include a nursing degree and a license. You can become a registered nurse by getting an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN). You then need to pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam to become a registered nurse (RN). On a set, you provide first-aid, triage, and general treatments. You can gain experience and develop skills in these areas by working in a clinical setting in a hospital or clinic. While experience on a film set can help you land a job, it is not a requirement.