TV characters The Greatest Nurses in TV History  

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The best fictional nurses in television. List includes television actors who have played nurse roles on TV. Nurses include actors and actresses from television shows including General Hospital, Doctor Who and Scrubs. Who are some of the most famous nurses in TV history?

This is a list of television nurses from modern and classic TV shows. Top TV nurses are found on this list. With nurses ranging from heroes to hunks, these nurses are some of the funniest and memorable TV characters in history. The greatest TV nurses are even more important than the doctors they help. Some television portrayals of nurses have even proved to be groundbreaking for the profession, including the portrayal of male nurses and the realities of the medical industry and working in a hospital. Who's your favorite fictional nurse character?

Some are fictitious evil nurses like Brenda Previn (played by Stephanie Venditto) while others are good nurses like Nurse Jackie, and some are just hot TV nurses like Peter Petrelli in Heroes. This list answers the question, "Who are the top TV nurses?" Use this list to find the most popular nurses on television.

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Margaret Houlihan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Carol Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

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Carla Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Abby Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Laverne Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Olivia Harper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Olivia Harper Grey's Anatomy

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Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

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Samantha Taggart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Rory Williams Doctor Who

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Haleh Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Haleh Adams ER

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Dixie McCall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Dixie McCall Emergency!

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Jackie Peyton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Jackie Peyton Nurse Jackie

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Dell Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Dell Parker Private Practice

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Peter Petrelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Bobbie Spencer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Bobbie Spencer General Hospital

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Denise Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Denise Sherwood Army Wives

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Linda Reagan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Jim Marshall added Linda Reagan Blue Bloods

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Elizabeth Webber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Elizabeth Webber General Hospital

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Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Christine Chapel Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series

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Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Ann Perkins Parks and Recreation

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Nurse Colleen McMurphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Terri Alden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Terri Alden Three's Company

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Brenda Previn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Brenda Previn House

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LaVerne Todd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
LaVerne Todd Empty Nest

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Zoey Barkow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Oliver Earnshaw added Zoey Barkow Nurse Jackie

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Mary Alice Young is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Mary Alice Young Desperate Housewives

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Jesus Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Jesus Velasquez True Blood

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Christina Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Audrey March Hardy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Audrey March Hardy General Hospital

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Alyssa Ogawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Alyssa Ogawa Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Epiphany Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Epiphany Johnson General Hospital

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Nurse Chloe Payne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History

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Nadine Crowell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Nadine Crowell General HOspital

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Julia Baker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Julia Baker Julia

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Nurse Linda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Nurse Linda Nip/Tuck

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Candy Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Candy Sullivan Hawthorne

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Meg Snyder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Meg Snyder As the World Turns

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Helen Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Helen Rosenthal St. Elsewhere

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Sabrina Santiago is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
pmmom38 added Sabrina Santiago

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Veronica Callahan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Veronica Callahan Mercy

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Chrissie Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Chrissie Williams Holby City

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Consuelo Lopez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
beernbugs added Consuelo Lopez Elena Verdugo

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Lia Costoya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
beernbugs added Lia Costoya Louise Delamere

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Nurse Carrie Von Trier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Nurse Carrie Von Trier Kingdom Hospital

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Gail Lucas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
beernbugs added Gail Lucas Zina Bethune

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Donna Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Donna Jackson Holby City

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Annie Dutton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
Annie Dutton Guiding Light

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Nurse Richardson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
beernbugs added Nurse Richardson Manjinder Virk

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Nurse Angela is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Nurses in TV History
beernbugs added Nurse Angela Betsy Sodaro