->'''Lister:''' God, I went out with a lot of nurses, didn't I?\\
'''Kryten:''' I don't believe those are authentic uniforms, sir. Note the astonishing brevity of those hemlines. I believe all those girls are impostors, pretending to belong to the medical profession for some nefarious purpose as yet unknown.
-->-- ''Series/RedDwarf''

A sexy but impractical nurse outfit that plays to an apparently widespread fetish for nurses. It is far more {{Stripperific}} than the loose-fitting scrubs nurses of either gender wear these days, and which are more like baggy pyjamas.[[note]]Although of course there's some appeal to that outfit as well.[[/note]] Most of the time, these costumes are worn by women who aren't nurses, but sometimes they pop up on actual nurses in material that's heavy on FanService or just written by someone who's apparently never seen a real nurse.

Actual nurses tend to ''hate'' this trope, at least in part because they are often the target of unwanted sexual advances on a daily or near-daily basis while working a highly stressful job.

This page is not for actual sexy nurses themselves -- for that, see HospitalHottie -- or for the relationship between caregiver and patient -- for that, see TheFlorenceNightingaleEffect.

A SubTrope of SexyWhateverOutfit.



[[folder: Advertising ]]

* Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld is shown weight-lifting two beautiful Asian women in naughty nurse outfits. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bc0WjTT0Ps Stay thirsty, my friends]].


[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* In the special of ''Manga/AhMyBuddha Katsu'', the girls wear skimpy nurse outfit to attract a pervert ghost.
* England adorns one of these in the April Fools' 2011 event of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. A male example, this was meant to be PlayedForLaughs ...probably.
* In episode 16 of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'' one of the many {{Cosplay}} costumes shown is a Nurse's outfit.
* Miia from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' wastes no time getting into one of these when Kimihito gets sick.
* Misa wears a nurse's outfit as a disguise in ''Manga/DeathNote''. Of course, it's a cute one.
* ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'': Buaku and his sidekicks break into a hospital in order to destroy some sensitive information. They probably would have been less suspicious if Buaku weren't wearing an improvised arm cast large enough to hold an SMG, and if the two "paramedics" wheeling him in weren't dressed as Night Nurses. There's possibly a bit of Fridge Brilliance on that one; the Puma Sisters were {{sexbot}}s and strippers before becoming criminals. They may have simply grabbed the nurse outfits from their own wardrobe and been ditzy enough to assume that that was what nurses actually wore.
* Erza from ''Manga/FairyTail'' wears one while trying to help out Wendy. The [[AllMenArePerverts males definitely approve]].
* Haruko wears one in the first two episodes of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
* ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShell GITS: Solid State Society]]'':
** Aramaki's [[TheMentor mentor]] Colonel Tonoda is bed-ridden and attended by half a dozen {{sexbot}}s in backless outfits. Ironically he's too far gone even to notice them.
** The cyborg techs in [[Manga/GhostInTheShell the original manga]] were also dressed according to this trope.
* ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' [[InvokedTrope invokes]] a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] via TransformationTrinket. The nurse outfits are quite modest due to ProperTightsWithASkirt, and they are practical in that {{The Hero}}ines actually do become {{Hospital Hottie}}s [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman while wearing them]].
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': Mikuru wears a nurse outfit in the BaseballEpisode. It manages to stun the entire team.
* ''Manga/MakenKi''
** After bringing Kai to [[SchoolNurse her office]], in chapter 16, Ms. Aki changes into a pair of nylons with garter-belts and a thong, instead of her normal uniform. Then proceeds to [[spoiler: [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment mount him in the '69' position]]]] to treat his injuries.
** And in the 66.5 omake chapter, Usui dreams of being a hospital director with Himegami as his secretary, dressed in a fetish style nurse's uniform.
* In one episode of ''Anime/NanakaSixSeventeen'', on the way to check in on her ill childhood friend/love interest, Nanaka encounters her fanboy friend, who convinces her to borrow a nurse's outfit from the local hospital. It does not have the intended effect, however. Actually, ''any'' effect that might've occurred was sorely hampered by the fact that, due to LaserGuidedAmnesia, said fanboy pal is unaware (but her childhood friend ''isn't'') that 17-year-old Nanaka has the personality and mindset of a 6-year-old.
* Note the existence of the {{hentai}} anime ''Night Shift Nurses''. It's an actual sub-genre, and you see the costumes often enough even in other hentai.
* In the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga, [[GenderBender female-]]Ranma dresses up as an actual nurse to convince a [[IllGirl sickly]] (and presumably moribund) boy to take the medicine that would save his life. Unfortunately, it only kicks his already blatant fetishes [[IntimateHealing into overdrive]].
* In episode 7 of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo!'' OAV, Washu wears a nurse's uniform to perform her... experiments on Tenchi. And then Mihoshi [[MomentKiller walks in the lab by accident...]]

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Subverted in one issue of ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. A sexily dressed nurse brings in breakfast to a hospital bed-ridden Tony Stark, except she's actually a model hired by Tony to brighten up the place.
* ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'':
** Boo Cat does this for Tarot in ''The Shadow Witch'' part 3. It helps that she happens to own a costume shop.
** The trope is also used to disturbing effect in [[http://www.the-isb.com/?p=980 Issue #53.]] (Link may be considered borderline {{NSFW}}.) Shockingly enough, these ''aren't'' the discarnate spirits of a bunch of strippers. They are, in fact, a group of ''nurses'' -- which means that that's what Jim Balent thinks nurses look like.
* Subverted by the character Night Nurse in Creator/MarvelComics; she wears a Florence Nightingale-type classic nurse outfit, and only serves to administer actual treatment (or at least, until ''Doctor Strange: The Oath'' when she hooked up with the Sorcerer Supreme.) Incidentally, she's also an MD, not a nurse, which makes one wonder if the getup isn't a form of {{Cosplay}} after all. (As she explains it, "'Night Nurse' is just catchier than 'Night General Practitioner'.")
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' Volume 4 features, in a rare case of gender equality, [[HospitalHottie improbably hot]] female ''and'' male nurses in equally skimpy outfits - mini-skirts for the gals, micro-shorts for the guys.
* In the ''[[ComicBook/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy Season 8]]'' comic-book, Buffy is exploring her dreamscape and stumbles upon one of her own sexual fantasies, which consists of [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MBYoI8rWSsM/TZSa72kjOHI/AAAAAAAAADE/T0HxZKBZAkM/s1600/buffyspkan.jpg a nude Angel, a nude Spike and her wearing a nurse uniform]]. Artist George Jeanty said in on Q&A session of the website Slayalive that prints of this panel were [[FanService extremely]] popular.

[[folder: Fanfic]]
* The ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' fic ''The Visitor'' has Shinji getting out of an Angel battle blind. While no one is around, Rei comes and... ''[[{{Lemon}} comforts]]'' him on the hospital bed without revealing her identity. Possibly subverted as her monologue afterward implies that she had a hand in his condition in the first place.

[[folder: Film]]
* ''Film/NightNurse'' (1931), starring Creator/BarbaraStanwyck and Creator/ClarkGable, may have [[TropeMaker given birth]] to this trope. It features a surprising amount of FanService for its era.
* Appears in a porn film shown in ''Film/TheBankJob''.
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' has the singing (among other things) telegram somebody sent that poor sick boy down the street. Sadly interrupted when the wrong Bueller answered the door.
-->''"I heard that you were feeling ill
-->Headache, fever and a chill
-->I came to help restore your pluck
-->Cause I'm the nurse who likes to...''" * [[CurseCutShort slam]]*
* Subverted in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', except for fetish fuel value. The nurse uniform itself appears to be somewhat more old-fashioned than what actual nurses are shown to be wearing, and wouldn't be half bad modesty-wise, though still sexy, but [[spoiler: um, it's kind of on the Joker.]]
* Seen in Joey's dream from ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors''. Justified in that it's a teenage boy's sexual fantasy ... at least, until Freddy takes possession of the dream-nurse.
* The trope shows up in just about every ''Film/CarryOn'' movie about the medical profession, starting with ''Film/CarryOnNurse'', featuring a night nurse who is overpowered, and stripped (down to her slip -- it was 1959, after all) by the male ward patients.
* Elle Driver in ''Film/KillBill'' wears one of these outfits when she goes to assassinate The Bride.
* Played with in ''Film/RoryOSheaWasHere''. Siobhan dresses as a nurse for a costume party but the costume is fairly modest, though she already has Michael eyeing her anyway.

[[folder: Literature]]
* Mentioned in the Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld novel ''Haunted''. While they are planning how to infiltrate a hospital, Kristof tells his ex-girlfriend Eve that he needs to put her in a nurse's uniform -- which turns out to be incredibly skimpy and tight. When Eve starts to change into scrubs, Kristof admits that he wants her to play a patient, and that the nurse's uniform was just self-indulgence and not related to their mission. He also reminds her of a time when he had a cold and she spent the entire weekend in his hotel room nursing him back to health, while wearing an appropriately revealing uniform.
* ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'' has the hero's mother [[DudeShesLikeInAComa screw a catatonic soldier]] dying in the hospital because she [[LetsHaveAnotherBaby wants a child]] but [[DoesNotLikeMen can't stand men]].

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' -- those are blatantly ''not'' real nurses.
* Santana dresses this part in an episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
* ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse''
* Gabrielle on ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' used this as a guise to apply ''crabs'' medication to her husband, so that he wouldn't find out she was having an affair.
* Used in an early episode of ''Series/TheSopranos''.
* ''Series/CopRock'': the nurses in the musical number say the phrase BiggerIsBetter and wear {{Stripperiffic}} dresses.
* In ''Series/{{ER}}'', Abby dresses up for Halloween in an old-fashioned white nurse's outfit, but naturally everyone assumes she's a sexy nurse. A similar incident also happened in ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** In the episode "My Life in Four Cameras," JD has an extended fantasy of what his life would be like if it were -- ironically -- more like a sitcom (or as it were, more like a traditional sitcom). In the fantasy shots, Elliot and Carla are wearing sexier versions of their normal scrubs, with ample cleavage.
** Earlier still, in the episode "My Interpretation," Turk has a sex dream featuring Elliot in an even ''more'' revealing nurse outfit. Ironic, considering that Elliot is a doctor and that Turk is married to an actual nurse.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Aeryn Sun is wearing one of these during John Crichton's fantasy sequence in "Won't Get Fooled Again."
-->"I can find new places to take your temperature."
* Sarah Jessica Parker wears one to seduce Big in ''Series/SexAndTheCity''. It doesn't work.
* The TV show ''Series/{{Mercy}}'' is supposed to be a serious, realistic television show about nurses working in a hospital, but they regularly wear things that Nurses Do Not Wear.
* Sarah Walker wears one as a disguise in the "Angel of Death" episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}''.
* Subverted in the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With the Halloween Party", when Chandler thinks Mona came as a 'slutty nurse', she insists she's dressed as a regular nurse.
* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' featured a gag "commercial" for Night Nurse where the ill husband rejected his "Night Nurse"--only to have his wife reveal that she had hired a stripper in nurse costume to cheer him up. Cue the trademark "whaaaaa?" expression.
* ''Series/DoctorInTheHouse'' played with this in one episode. The main characters are at a strip club when one of the dancers falls ill on stage. They take her to St Swithin's where, out of boredom, [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold she starts helping around the ward]]. The boys do their best to convince her to give up stripping and become a nurse, and it seems that they succeed. At the end of the episode, she is seen in a nurse's uniform [[spoiler:but it's just a new costume for her latest routine at the club]].
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': In a ''Film/BrideOfTheMonster'' host segment, Crow has a sexual fantasy of Tom Servo in a nurse's outfit - [[BrainBleach to Tom's horror]].
* Robin wore one of these to a Halloween party in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Turns out there was a specific reason - [[spoiler:earlier that night she'd made an incredibly embarrassing commercial for adult diapers]].
* When Angie of ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' was feeling insecure about growing older, she traded in her kind of sexy Halloween nurse costume for something that would be at home in a porno (to the point where her bra was arguably covering more than the dress itself).
* In the [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E01Pilot pilot episode]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Sam Winchester's girlfriend Jessica wears this as a Halloween costume.
* Faith donned one of these in an episode of ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' when she was employed as a receptionist at Charlie's work (he's an orthodontist). Charlie was not happy about it because a) he's married to her sister and b) the outfit was incredibly inappropriate.
* In the Halloween episode of ''Series/TheNeighbors'' daughter Amber decides that in order to fit in with the cool kids from school she and her boy neighbor should go as "hot doctor and slutty nurse." Unfortunately the neighbor boy is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} alien and think that ''he's'' the one who's supposed to dress as a slutty nurse.
* In [[Recap/LeverageS02E03TheOrder23Job an episode]] of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Hardison and Spencer are interested in the prospect of Parker playing a nurse, [[DefiedTrope until she points out that nurses don't dress like this]].
* Towards the end of an episode (aptly entitled "From [[SchoolNurse Nurse]] to Worse") of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', Zack sees his crush Nurse Jennifer, instead of her standard white mini-dress uniform, don a black, tubed [[DangerouslyShortSkirt mini-skirt]], black [[StockingFiller pantyhose]] and black pumps, a big [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure waist hugging]] black Western belt (with a silver buckle), a purple pocketed t-shirt (with [[ShouldersofDoom shoulder pads]]), plastic purple hooped earrings, her hair in a bun (which she would soon [[ShakingHerHairLoose shake loose]] to further [[GoSeduceMyArchnemesis rile Zack up]]), and her [[LabcoatofScienceandMedicine white medical coat]] (which Jennifer soon takes off since it's [[GettingHotinHere "rather warm"]] in her office) for good measure.

[[folder: Music]]
* Worn on the cover and album art of Music/{{Blink 182}}'s album ''Enema of the State'' by porn star Janine Lindemulder. This same nurse shows up on the cover to another of their albums (and if memory serves, some of their music videos as well) making it a recurring motif of sorts.
* Music/YoshikiHayashi has played around with this - on both sides.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]
* One of the options for the Fulfil Your Fantasy battle royal at 2004's ''Taboo Tuesday'' PPV, along with [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule School Girl]] and [[FrenchMaidOutfit French Maid]]. The School Girls got the most votes. We do get to see the nurse (and maid) outfits in the video game ''Smackdown vs Raw 2006''.
* Wrestling/MichelleMcCool dressed up as a nurse for a 2006 Halloween battle royal.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' replaces ComicBook/HarleyQuinn's traditional black and red jester catsuit with a blue and red [[OfCorsetsSexy corset]], kinky thigh-high platform boots and an extremely abbreviated nurse outfit, in keeping with her role as [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the new warden's]] sidekick.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''. Q-Bee under the effect of Demitri's Midnight Bliss.
** [[HornyDevils Morrigan]] also sometimes dons a nurse outfit, like in Pocket Fighter.
* Saluted in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' video game, where your Devil social link is a lascivious nurse at your evening part-time job on a hospital's janitorial staff... Only for it to turn out that most of the Social Link is spent witnessing her angst about her life and helping her out of it, like all other S-Links.
** Although she ''will'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "admire your muscles"]] with the right responses early on.
* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' - athlete Bill Mitchell's white blood cells are all pink-haired nurses. The leader even gets [[{{Fanservice}} a nude scene]] (well, it's censored, but still).
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has the [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Naughty_Sorority_Nurse Naughty Sorority Nurse]], although since the only visual aid is a stick figure, we're kind of taking the game's word for it. (But since it's supposed to be an ''[[OurOrcsAreDifferent orc]]'', maybe that's for the best...)
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': Players can enjoy the "Nurse Akali" skin for a modest fee.
* Anesthesia from ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses''.
* In ''VideoGame/SilentHill4: The Room'', Eileen has a secret extremely {{Stripperific}} nurse outfit. Ironically in the Youtube video showing it, she herself is bloodied and bandaged up.
** In the [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 original game]], nurse Lisa wears red high heels and an outfit that shows more than most hospitals would allow.
** And of course, the [[FanDisservice Monster Nurses]] ''would'' be this, were it not for the fact that their [[BodyHorror heads are just large, bloated pustules]], they're filthy and ragged, and their proportions are [[UncannyValley just off enough to be disturbing rather than enticing]]. In ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' they, like most monsters, represent James' sexual frustration, and are based off the fact that his wife apparently wore such outfits earlier in their marriage (and probably also the fact that, during her illness, James probably would have found himself noticing a lot of nurses).
* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'': This is one of Neith's alternate outfits. Amazingly, this outfit ''covers more'' than her standard outfit.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/valentine_350_6850.png Valentine]] from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''.
* Miss Cummings, the school nurse in ''VideoGame/WastedYouth''.

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'': the "nurse's outfit" Pam wears after Rachel gives her a makeover. In this case, Pam really is a nurse, but her usual uniform is much more modest.
* [[http://liliy.net/wam/cast/cast-galen/ Galen]] from ''[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresofWiglafandMordred Wiglaf and Mordred]]''. Despite being a, uh, [[AxCrazy practicing physician]], she's not actually licensed.
* Persia in Creator/JayNaylor's ''Intensive Care'' pornfolio.
* Uncle Rafi in ''Webcomic/FriendlyHostility'' has a thing for nurses.
* In ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures'', N's latest AttractiveBentGender crossdressing stunt was this. Fans rejoice.
* In a pinup for ''Webcomic/{{Shiniez}}'' Ally wears one while Lisa is strapped and struggling on an operating table.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' ran a sketchbook in which the characters [[http://egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2012-07-24 dressed as nurses]] for an unstated reason with one wearing this.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' features such a costume on a stripper (in a club where the girls wear a wide range of costumes) in strip #184 (July 31 2009, NSFW). To give the comic credit, the character Peggy, who is ''actually'' a nurse, is shown in completely realistic scrubs when she's on duty (and, being as sexy as any woman in the cast, she looks just fine in them, in a businesslike way). She does wear a sillier outfit on the cover of one print volume, but that doesn't represent anything that happens inside the book.
* C. Tori, the nurse of ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'', is very curvy and wears a form-fitting nurse outfit. She is also a [[BodyHorror a sentient system of blood vessels.]]
* During the Halloween story arc of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' Ash makes a comment about how women use the holiday as an excuse to dress up in sexy costumes. Emily vehemently denies it and says that Ash is just making sexist assumptions. Ash asks Emily what she wore for Halloween last year and Emily reluctantly replies that it was this trope.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}:''
** One episode has Bender use one of these while on the internet (disguised as a human, not his usual self) in order to take money from people.
** The episode "Stench And Stenchability" has Amy in a nurses outfit completely backless and with ass cleavage.

[[folder: Real Life]]
* The waitresses at the restaurant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Attack_Grill Heart Attack Grill]] all dress in Stripperific nurse outfits. Subverted in that they are definitely not real nurses, although everything they serve you will likely put you in the hospital at some point. The effect is augmented by the patron being dressed in a hospital gown before being seated.
* The "sexy nurse" is one variety of the numerous [[SexyWhateverOutfit "sexy [X]" Halloween costumes]] which are marketed toward women and [[MaleGaze apparently will be until the end of time]].