Our 6 favorite sci-fi and fantasy nurses


This one is for all the sci-fi loving nurses out there! One of our Facebook fans inspired us to create this list–though it didn’t take much prompting for the Scrubs magazine staff. We’ve discussed famous nurses from history before, but with so many nurses featured in science fiction and fantasy these days, we thought it would be fun to share a few of our “future” colleagues!
1. Novice Hame – Doctor Who

She cares for the Face of Boe on New Earth after the Sisterhood of Plenitude is destroyed and rescues the Doctor after calling him to New Earth.

“My lord gave his life to save the city and now he’s dying. ” — Novice Hame (Doctor Who – “Gridlock”)

novice hame

BBC | Doctor Who

2. Peter Petrelli – Heroes

He’s the hospice care nurse turned hero who can take over other superpowers and rocks navy blue scrubs.

Empath? What’s that mean?” (Heroes -“The Fix”)

peter petrelli

NBC Universal Television | Heroes

3. Christine Chapel – Star Trek

The nurse who could deal with grumpy Dr. McCoy and dish out the medicine with enough snark to match his.

“This is his officially logged prescription for you. It has one word on it: eat. Now if you don’t follow his orders, Dr. McCoy could and possibly would have you hauled down to Sickbay and fed intravenously.” (Star Trek – “Obsession”)

Christine Chapel

Paramount Television | Star Trek – The Original Series 

4. Rory Williams – Doctor Who

He’s the husband of the most recent Doctor Who companion and father of the Doctor’s wife.

“I could do with a ridiculous miracle about now.” (Doctor Who – “The Big Bang”)

Rory Williams

BBC | Doctor Who

5. Poppy Pomfrey – Harry Potter

Also called Madam Pomfrey by the students at Hogwarts, she’s the head nurse who mends all their of their injures from potions and spells.

“Last year dementors, this year dragons, what are they going to bring into this school next?”—Madam Pomfrey complains about the Triwizard Tournament  (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling)

Madam Pomfrey

Warner Bros. Entertainment | Harry Potter Publishing 

6. Alyssa Ogawa – Star Trek – The Next Generation

She’s the head nurse of the Starship Enterprise and friend of Beverly Crusher, the ship’s physician.

“Too bad you’re not my boss anymore.” (Star Trek: The Next Generation – “Suspicions”)

alyssa ogawa

Paramount Television | Star Trek – The Next Generation


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