A Head Nurse earns an average salary of AED 158,709 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

AED 433 - AED 346,873
AED 430
AED 160K
AED 350K
MEDIAN: AED 158,709
Salary AED 433 - AED 346,873
Bonus AED 11,000
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
AED 433 - AED 349,049
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for Head Nurse

The head nurse is responsible for overseeing patients and other nursing staff within their unit over the course of their shift. Nurses in the unit report to the head nurse and consult them if there is a problem or general guidance is needed. Tasks performed by the head nurse include carrying out doctors' orders in terms of patient care, evaluating patients' needs and responses to treatments, discussing treatment options with patients and conducting other duties related to patient care. Additionally, the head nurse often helps assign nurses' rotations, and they must report any behavior among the nursing staff requiring discipline and administer disciplinary action if needed.


Head Nurse Tasks

  • Evaluate and assess nursing needs of the client.
  • Observe signs and symptoms and report to the physician and/or other appropriate health professionals as often as needed, or upon changes in the client's condition.
  • Initiate diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate to the client's care and safety.
  • Attend client care conferences and initiate client care conferences for complex and/or multidisciplinary clients whenever needed.
  • Coordinate the total plan of care and maintain continuity of client care by acting as a liaison with other health professionals assigned to the same clients.

Head Nurse Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 158,709

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Head Nurse

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Experience Affects Head Nurse Salaries



National Average
AED 159,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 23%