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List of famous nurses, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top nurses in the world? This includes the most prominent nurses, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable nurses is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic nurses were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned nurses.

List ranges from Cirie Fields to Nina Hartley, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known nurses to the lesser known nurses of today, these are some of the best professionals in the nurse field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous nurses ever?" and "What are the names of famous nurses?" then you're in the right place. (748 items)

Tiffany Brissette is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Tiffany Michelle Brissette is a former American actress. She is best known for her role as V.I.C.I. the Robot on the syndicated American sitcom Small Wonder, which aired from 1985 to 1989.

Robin Quivers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Robin Ophelia Quivers is an American radio personality, author, and actress, best known for being the long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.

Tina Wesson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Tina Wesson won $1,000,000 as the winner of the second season of Survivor, on Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001. Wesson returned in 2004 for Survivor: All-Stars, where she was the first ...more

Nina Hartley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Nina Hartley is an American adult film actress, adult film director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author.

Naomi Judd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Naomi Judd is an American country music singer, songwriter, and activist.

Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by ...more

Cirie Fields is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Nurses

Margaret Sanger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Margaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, ...more

Jo Brand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Josephine Grace "Jo" Brand is an English comedian, writer and actress. Starting her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy stand-up scene ...more

LuAnn de Lesseps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Nurses
LuAnn de Lesseps is an American television personality, model, author, and singer. In 1993, she married French entrepreneur Alexandre de Lesseps, although they divorced in 2009. In 2008, de ...more

Julie Ege is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Julie Ege was a Norwegian actress and model. Ege was born in Høyland, Sandnes; she was a Miss Norway and Miss Universe contestant and a Penthouse Pet. In 1967, she moved to England as an ...more

Jane Toppan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Jane Toppan, born Honora Kelley, was an American serial killer. She confessed to 31 murders in 1901. She is quoted as saying that her ambition was "to have killed more people — helpless ...more

Charles Cullen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Charles Edmund Cullen is a former nurse who is the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history and is suspected to be the most prolific serial killer in American history. He confessed to ...more

Bonnie Hunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Bonnie Lynne Hunt is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, director, producer, writer, host, and voice artist. She has appeared in Rain Man, Beethoven, Beethoven's 2nd, Jumanji, Jerry ...more

Kathryn Joosten is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Kathryn Joosten was an American television actress best known for her regular role as Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives, for which she won two Emmy Awards, and for her recurring role in ...more

Walt Whitman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his ...more

Kristen Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Kristen Heather Gilbert born Kristen Heather Strickland, November 13, 1967 is an American serial killer who was convicted for three first-degree murders, one second-degree murder and two ...more

Beverley Allitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Beverley Gail Allitt is an English serial killer who was convicted of murdering four children, attempting to murder three other children, and causing grievous bodily harm to a further six ...more

Abi Titmuss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Abigail Evelyn "Abi" Titmuss, also known professionally as Abigail Evelyn, is an English actress, television personality, poker player, and former glamour model.

Colin Norris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Colin Campbell Norris is a former nurse from the Milton area of Glasgow, Scotland who was convicted of murdering four elderly patients in a hospital in Leeds, England, in 2002. He was sentenced ...more

Suze Randall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Susan "Suze" E Randall is an English model, photographer, and pornographer.

Clara Barton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton was a pioneer nurse who founded the American Red Cross. In addition to being a hospital nurse, she worked as a teacher, patent clerk, and humanitarian. ...more

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaev... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia was the second daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia, and of Tsarina Alexandra. She was born at the Peterhof, Saint Petersburg. She ...more

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia was the eldest daughter of the last autocratic ruler of the Russian Empire, Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia. Because Russia ...more

Blake Harper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Blake Allen Harper is a Canadian former gay pornographic film actor. Harper worked as a registered nurse from 1989 until a scout offered him a meeting with Steven Scarborough of Hot House ...more

Raymond Fernandez and Martha B... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Raymond Martinez Fernandez and Martha Jule Beck were an American serial killer couple. They are believed to have killed as many as 20 women during their murderous spree between 1947 and 1949. ...more

Claire Rayner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Claire Berenice Rayner OBE was an English nurse, journalist, broadcaster and novelist, best known for her role for many years as an agony aunt.

Dorothea Dix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Dorothea Lynde Dix was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first ...more

Pamelyn Ferdin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Pamelyn Ferdin is an American former television and film child actor who grew up in Glendale, California, where she attended Herbert Hoover High School, graduating in 1977. She was mainly active ...more

Will Wikle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Will Wikle is a registered nurse and a reality television participant best known for his appearance in the fifth American season of Big Brother. Wikle parlayed his Big Brother notoriety into a ...more

Genene Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Genene Anne Jones is a former pediatric nurse who killed somewhere between 1 and 46 infants and children in her care. She used injections of digoxin, heparin and later succinylcholine to induce ...more

Megumi Hayashibara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Megumi Hayashibara is a Japanese voice actress, singer, radio personality, and lyricist from Tokyo. She is affiliated with Woodpark Office. She is best known for her roles in Love Hina, Saber ...more

Louisa May Alcott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos ...more

Betty Shabazz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Betty Shabazz, born Betty Dean Sanders and also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She was the wife of Malcolm X. Shabazz grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where ...more

Lillian Greuze is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Lillian Greuze was a stage and motion picture actress from Paris, France. She was also a model

Yvonne Ryding is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Yvonne Agneta Ryding is a Swedish beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1984 on July 9, 1984. She is the third Swede in history to win the title.

Vera Brittain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Vera Mary Brittain was an English writer and pacifist. Her best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth recounted her experiences during the First World War and the beginning of her journey ...more

Kate Lorig is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Dr. Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H., is an American professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center. She is known for her ...more

Margarethe Cammermeyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer served as a colonel in the Washington National Guard and became a gay rights activist. Born in Oslo, Norway, she became a United States citizen in 1960. ...more

Matt Keeslar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Matt Keeslar is a former American actor.

Ellen Newbold La Motte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Ellen Newbold La Motte Ellen Newbold La Motte was an American nurse, journalist and author. She began her nursing career as a tuberculosis nurse in Baltimore, Maryland, and in 1915 volunteered as one of the first ...more

Debbie Rowe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Deborah Jeanne "Debbie" Rowe is an American nurse known for her marriage to Michael Jackson, with whom she had two children. She lives in Palmdale, California.

Mary Carson Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Mary Carson Breckinridge was an American nurse-midwife and the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service.

Rachel Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Rachel Robinson is a former nurse and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson. She was born in Los Angeles, and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. There, she met Jackie in ...more

Susan J. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Susan J. Kelley is the former Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Georgia State University. She is also currently a Professor of Nursing and the Director of the National Center ...more

Miriam Yeung is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Miriam Yeung, RN, is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer. Before entering the entertainment business, she was a registered nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong. She studied ...more

Diane Duane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Diane Duane is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Her works include the Young Wizards young adult fantasy series and the Rihannsu Star Trek novels.

Anna Vyrubova is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova, née Taneyeva, was a lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna. Vyrubova was the longest-surviving figure in the intrigue ...more

Kristine Gebbie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Kristine Moore Gebbie is a professor of nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing. She is best known for being the first AIDS Czar, from 1993 to 1994, during the Clinton Administration. ...more

Tisa Farrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Nurses
Tisa Farrow is an actress and nurse.