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"Do all hospitals usually have this many cute nurses on their staff or was this place purposely stockpiling to make sure that they had a steady influx of self-injured male patients?"

Exactly What It Says on the Tin, medical personnel who are attractive. Makes you just wanna shout: "Helloooo, nurse!"

Expect "sponge bath", "raising temperatures" and "racing pulses" jokes. See also Naughty Nurse Outfit for when a nurse's outfit is deployed specifically for Fanservice purposes, and the Florence Nightingale Effect for nurse/doctor-patient relationships.

Unfortunately for people who expect this trope to be Truth in Television (there indeed are some lovely women working as nurses), anyone who has ever been to a real hospital will notice that the nurses are more concerned with their jobs than titillating their patients. They will be wearing little if any makeup, and will always be in Boring, but Practical scrubs, which are nowhere near as appealing as the fetishized nurse outfits in media, and you'll almost never see a nurse on the job with her hair done up like they always do on TV. In fact, this is almost entirely discouraged on ethical grounds, and nurses (and female MD's, of course) are going to be told to keep the revealing stuff for nightclubs pretty much throughout their medical school education. The fanciest "style" you will likely ever see is a simple ponytail (or possibly a Prim and Proper Bun), for hygienic reasons.

Even in the cases where this trope is Truth in Television, there's not a lot of sexy activity going on. Nurses see you when you look and feel your worst. They watch you vomit, clean your catheters and bedpans, wipe your nether-regions, jab you with sharp needles, and are prone to sticking uncomfortable things in various orifices. And there is really nothing pleasant about genital or rectal examinations. Just because you might be naked does not mean anything fun is about to happen.

Please note that this applies to a character, not simply any hot actor playing a hospital worker, for the same reason Real Life examples are not listed here. Most actors are "hot" in the first place, so it usually goes unsaid. You can have an attractive hospital worker without their hotness being a plot element in the work - that would not fall under "Hospital Hottie". In contrast, if someone is specifically attracted to nurses, that falls under Inherently Attractive Profession.

This trope is distinct from Head-Turning Beauty, although they can overlap at times. Contrast Orderlies are Creeps, for cases when the hospital staff is creepy and inappropriately lewd towards patients.


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  • A Slim Jim commercial with a guy getting his appendix removed features an example.
  • A commercial for Klondike Kandy Bars shows a male Klondike bar and a candy bar nurse starting to get it on.
    Klondike Bar: I feel terrible.
    Candy Bar Nurse: I know how to make you feel better.
    Anime & Manga 
  • Candace "Candy" White-Andree of Candy Candy is a Plucky Girl who, after several hard experiences, decides to become a nurse. Since she's the adoptive daughter of a rich and snobbish family, she has to fight with teeth and nails to get her wish and to keep them away from her attempts to build herself a life of her own. And since she's an adorable blonde with gorgeous green eyes, she fits here right in.
  • In Case Closed, Dr. Tomoaki Araide is simply gorgeous and set to be Ran's Romantic False Lead. Temporarily, since she remains in love with Shinichi. And in one of the earlier chapters, we have the very sweet-faced female doctor Narumi Asai who is actually a very sweet-faced man in a Harmless Lady Disguise.
  • Sumire Kisaragi, the new school nurse, in Change 123. The reactions of male students are understandable. Of course, what they don't know is that she is actually a kunoichi who infiltrated into the school to recruit a new member into her (all-female) ninja clan... and that she is very skillful in using the scalpel as a weapon.
  • In episode 39 of Get Backers, Hevn ditches a bedridden Ginji to go flirt with a tall, handsome doctor. She later finds out that he's got a wife and kids. Ouch.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Major gets a new body from a flirty doctor with large, bouncing breasts. Despite the Major's implied bisexuality, she's not impressed, especially when the Hot Doc turns out to be an assassin.
  • Hajime no Ippo: Dr. Tomoko Yamaguchi, Ippo's primary physician, is a very beautiful woman with a large bust who happens to have been a judo champion. Ippo was very surprised upon meeting her for the first time.
  • Highschool of the Dead: Shizuka Marikawa used to be the school nurse at Fujimi High before the zombie outbreak. Since then, her looks and her figure have nearly lead to her being raped twice by hooligans. Thankfully, Hirano was present to prevent it from happening both times.
  • Hungry Heart: Wild Striker: Kaori Doumoto, Jyoyo Akanegaoka's nutritionist and team doctor, catches the eyes of many of the guys with her looks and Cool Big Sis vibes, but unfortunately for them, she's already spoken for.
  • In Itazura Na Kiss when Naoki becomes a doctor, the enrollment rate of nursing gets suspiciously high. Too bad that his own wife is an applicant too, and a beauty in her own right.
  • Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka: While she doesn't work at a hospital, War Nurse Kurumi, as one might expect, is a nurse-themed Magical Girl who acts as the team's healer, and whose outfit bears her cleavage.
  • Maken-ki!: Ms. Aki is the school nurse at Tenbi Academy and its resident heartthrob. The male students can hardly peel their eyes off of her, due to her gargantuan rack and the skintight mini-skirt she wears with her uniform. Which also makes her a source of envy for nearly all the female students.
  • In Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Lucoa is my xx, Lucoa gets a job as Oborozuka Elementary's new school nurse so she can spend more time with Shouta.
  • My Hero Academia: You'd think about this trope when you hear the name "Youthful Heroine: Recovery Girl" and learn that she heals her patients via kisses...but nope, she's actually a sweet little old lady.
  • Tsunade of Naruto is widely considered the greatest medical ninja in the world and the most beautiful female ninja. Help to be the bustiest woman in series.
  • Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary: Hitomi Manaka is a cute, busty, Dojikko who wears a Labcoat of Science and Medicine. Her assistant Itsuki dresses in a "sexy nurse" type of outfit.
  • One Piece: On his ship, Whitebeard is attended by several beautiful lady nurses in pink who maintain his life support equipment.
  • Nurse Joy from Pokémon: The Series is probably the epitome of the adorable, sweet, kind Girl Next Door who just happens to be a nurse. It's hard to tell them apart, unless you're Brock, but all of them make him swoon.
  • Powerpuff Girls Z: When Mojo Jojo gets injured and has to spend some time in the hospital, he falls in love with an attractive nurse and pretends to still be in pain so he won't have to leave.
  • Tae Anegasaki from School Rumble. When is announced in the sport festival that she's going to take care of the injures students, almost every boy at the school were thrilled of the news.

    Comic Books 
  • Justified in Empowered, the staff of the Purple Paladin Memorial Hospital's supra-human wing have access to exotic technology that makes them extremely good looking and have extremely skimpy uniforms (yes, both females and males). Later one of them happens to consumes food laced with something that neutralizes superpowers and reverts to being a normal, unattractive and rather overweight guy.
  • Cecelia Reyes of X-Men is a doctor and surgeon. She's not interested in joining the X-Men or being a superhero, but she does have the typical idealized superheroine physique.
  • Night Nurse, also from the Marvel Universe, is actually a GP, specializing in the care and treatment of superheroes. At last report, she was running her hospice out of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum - at the good sorcerer's invitation. She might not be superheroine-level, but she's still plenty good-looking.
  • Green Lantern:
    • Soranik Natu is a fairly attractive physician (Depending on the Artist, she may get really attractive), acting as the resident doctor for the current Green Lanterns, and manages to charm Kyle Rayner enough to start a stable relationship with him.
    • At one point, GL purposely invokes this trope. When he's injuredNote  and comes to with no one around, he uses his ring to form a pair of gorgeous nurses to help him walk.
      "Oh, thank you, 'ladies.' Glad to see that the juvenile and frisky brain center still functions properly. Batman will be so proud."
  • Elisabeth Gay from Diabolik first appeared as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, and looks just like Elizabeth Taylor with black and longer hair. Fittingly, she's one of three women who ever got a favorable reaction from Diabolik, even if she's not prone to fanservice.
  • Golden Eyes, the protagonist of the World War I serial "Golden Eyes" and Her Hero "Bill". She's an ambulance driver with the Red Cross and a drop dead gorgeous blonde who gets to wear a variety of both military and nurse uniforms over the course of the serial. Not surprising, as the artist and author Nell Brinkley was well known for her editorial illustrations of beautiful women in stylish clothing - Brinkley makes the normally frumpy looking uniform of "ambulance boots and breeches" look good on Golden Eyes.
  • Robin (1993): To Tim's discomfort his disguise as the young female medical student Caroline Hill is viewed as quite attractive by other hospital workers who try and ask "her" on a date.
  • Sensation Comics:
    • The Golden Age Wonder Woman was "as beautiful as Aphrodite" and disguised herself as a nurse for a while when she first came to man's world prior to joining the USAAF in her secret identity.
    • Dr. Pat is an attractive surgeon and gets asked out about once an issue. She is Married to the Job and has no interest in romance having sworn it off entirely after her (former) fiance tried to force her to retire and become a housewife since he couldn't deal with competing with her as a doctor.
  • Wonder Woman (1942): The Royal physician of Paradise Island is Althea who, while older in appearance than many Amazons, has an hourglass figure and wears a rather revealing white dress with suggestive holes cut out of the fabric.
  • Wonder Woman (1987): There are two fairly prominent Amazon physicians (Carrisa and Epione, each is prominent under different writers), who are both Statuesque Stunners like every other Amazon who has not suffered some kind of horrific magical mishap in this continuity.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Bone Tomahawk, the town's doctor is often too drunk to treat patients, so his pretty assistant Samantha (played by Lili Simmons) steps in to give care to the suffering.
  • Alex Price (Jenny Agutter) from An American Werewolf in London, a very attractive nurse who falls in mutual love with the main character. As Griffin Dunne remarks in the DVD commentary à propos Alex's treatment of David: "I want to stay in that hospital!"
  • In Carefree, Dr. Flagg's assistant Connors has Aunt Cora appreciatively Eating the Eye Candy.
  • There are no less than four medical-themed Carry On movies (Carry On Nurse, Carry On Doctor, Carry On Again Doctor and Carry On Matron), and all with the exception of Again Doctor feature at least one hospital hottie — notably Dorothy Denton in Nurse, Sandra May in Doctor and Susan Ball in Matron
  • Roger Corman, patron saint of the B-Movie, produced a whole series of Exploitation Films in the early 1970s about nurses. The Student Nurses, Private Duty Nurses, Night Call Nurses, The Young Nurses and Candy Stripe Nurses were all very low-budget cheesefests about beautiful young nurses who had difficulty keeping their clothes on.
  • The Angel in Date with an Angel appears at the end of the movie in a classic white nurse's uniform. She rocks it.
  • The Dead Center mostly averts this, given that it's set in a very realistic and unglamorous emergency psych ward. The cast wouldn't look out of place in a real hospital. The only exception is Dr. Gray, who is played by the gorgeous Poorna Jagannathan.
  • In Death Machines, Frank's love interest Florence is an attractive nurse at the local hospital, whom he first meets while recovering from the loss of his hand.
  • Every staff member of Deep Valley Hospital in Deep in the Valley. Justified, as the protagonists are trapped in a porn movie.
  • The main character in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly has two very attractive nurses helping him out. It's the least he could ask for considering the crap he has to endure throughout the film.
  • In Dressed to Kill, a Serial Killer escapes a hospital by strangling a buxom nurse. The sexual undertones are explained by it being All Just a Dream.
  • In Dr. Minx, Edy Williams plays Dr. Carol Evans, a hospital doctor who has affairs with many of her patients, and seems to spend all her time at home lounging around in peignoirs with a Navel-Deep Neckline.
  • Escape from Tomorrow: The very attractive nurse who tends to Jim's daughter when she scrapes her knee. The camera quite attentively focuses on her cleavage and rear end.
  • "Sexy Nurse" in Fantastic Four (2005).
    Sexy Nurse: My God! You're hot!
    Johnny Storm: Why, thank you. So are you.
  • Feast of Love: Bradley meets Margit, a beautiful doctor who treats him in the hospital after he cut off a fingertip. Before long he begins dating her. They end up getting married.
  • Hidden in Silence: Zigzagged when Fusia is forced to board two German nurses. They wear conservative uniforms and act cold and humorless on duty, but they spend most of their off-duty time made up nicely and being romantic with their boyfriends.
  • In The Killer That Stalked New York, Dr. Wood and his nurse (played by Dorothy Malone) are quite flirtatious with each other, though she politely turns down an offer to grab a bite.
  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994). As part of an investigation Frank Drebin goes undercover as a contributor at a sperm bank. The attending nurse (and villain's girlfriend), Tanya, is quite literally played by a Playmate of the Year (Anna Nicole Smith, Playmate of the Month March 1993). When Frank struggles to make repeated "donations" in order to maintain his cover the clinic calls in Dr Rosenblat, a whip-cracking dominatrix played by ultimate "Scream Queen" glamazon Julie Strain (Penthouse Pet of the Year 1993) to inspire him.
  • Both Lora and Maloney are considered hotties in Night Nurse. It does help that they are always undressing.
  • Evelyn in Pearl Harbor is an army nurse that's in the center of a Love Triangle between two US Army Air Corps pilots .
  • Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995). The Man With The Plan, a quadriplegic mobster, has an attractive blonde nurse to care for him. "Can't nurse for shit, but I keep her around because, even though I can't feel them, I just know she gives me erections."
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Bubble incorporates this trope as part of what can only be considered a Fanservice Cavalcade.
  • In What a Carve Up!, Uncle Gabriel's nurse is played by the delectable future Bond Girl Shirley Eaton. Janet worries that she might have used her physical charms and access to Gabriel to turn his head and make him change his will.
  • The World Is Not Enough. M refuses to allow Bond to return to duty after he dislocates his collar bone. Fortunately the MI6 doctor is a hot redhead who certifies that Bond has "exceptional stamina".
  • X-Men Film Series:
    • X-Men: Dr. Jean Grey is a medical doctor who is engaged to Scott Summers, and this doesn't dissuade Logan in the slightest from pursuing her.
    • The Wolverine: Dr. Green (a.k.a. Viper) is this according to Logan, who congratulates Yashida upon finding out she's his oncologist.
  • Dog Days (2018) has veterinarian Dr. Mike, if animal hospitals count. Tara stares longingly at him across the street from the coffeeshop where she works. When she finally has an excuse to go into his workplace, she finds the waiting room full of women eager from a glimpse of him.

  • Lensman ("Galactic Patrol"). When Lensman Kimball Kinnison is severely wounded, his admiral orders that the most attractive nurses in the Patrol attend to him, figuring he'll inevitably fall in love with one, so she might as well be a looker. The doctor criticises this popular belief, pointing out that while patients fall for their nurses, the reverse seldom happens because the nurses aren't seeing the patient at their best. Nevertheless the stunning Clarissa MacDougall attends to the handsome hero, and sure enough the two proceed to annoy the hell out of each other.
    • Justified in-universe as they are the penultimates in a breeding programme as old as life on Earth, and destined to be together. Neither the Admiral nor the Chief Surgeon are aware of this, although the happy couple almost works it out just before the wedding and again 20-odd years later. It also doesn't hurt that she's both brave and intelligent, and they actually work very well together as a team when the chips are down.
  • Max Barry's Machine Man features the Prosthetist Lola. For a man with almost no interest in his fellow human beings, Dr. Charles Neumann finds her extremely attractive.
  • Upon seeing Carlisle Cullen for the first time in Twilight Bella thought, "Then a doctor walked around the corner, and my mouth fell open. He was young, he was blond... and he was handsomer than any other movie star I'd seen. He was pale, though, and tired-looking, with circles under his eyes. From Charlie's description, this had to be Edward's father."
  • Near the beginning of Mr. Standfast, Richard Hannay goes to visit his wounded comrade Blaikie in hospital and is struck by the beauty and charm of one of the nurses. (When he asks Blaikie who she is, Blaikie says he hasn't noticed her in particular, which Hannay takes as a sign of how unwell he still is.) Hannay and the nurse meet again not long afterward in more social circumstances, and this time he gets her name: Mary Lamington. They end up getting married.
  • Played with in James White's Sector General series. Murchison (originally a staff RN, later earns her MD and goes into pathology) is described as being quite attractive by Earth-human standards, but the only one who acknowledges it is Conway. The vast majority of the staff, being composed of numerous species of Starfish Aliens, actually find her appearance a bit off-putting. Also played with in a different direction - when human doctors have received mind tapes from other species, they can find members of those species absurdly attractive - even if they look like giant crustaceans, or whatever.
  • Konstancja of Shaman Blues works in neonatal division of a hospital and is attractive in a way that makes the hero call her Femme Fatale.
  • Emma Rossi from Time of Death is a nurse and considered to be very attractive by all the men in the story.
  • Underground: Robyn constantly notes that Dr. Andrew Alexander's features are "perfect" while her friends all refer to him as "Dr. Handsome".

    Live-Action TV 
  • Series/All Creatures Great And Small 1978: Siegfried Farnon, who has numerous female admirers. His younger brother Tristan also seems to have a bit of a habit of picking up pretty young student nurses before he eventually settles down.
  • Dr. Reid Oliver from the soap opera As the World Turns. His looks actually get used for dramatic effect after Noah regains his sight. Doctor Oliver describes himself as very ugly to blind Noah. However, when Noah learns his doc is a hottie, he is horrified at the implications behind him being SO attractive and spending SO much time with Noah's ex.
  • Dr. Stephen Franklin from Babylon 5 is this if the way he is portrayed in the show is any indication.
  • The Barrier: Álex, one of the protagonists, flirts with one of the nurses drawing blood at the registry. Later, while talking about her, her mentions that she's pretty.
  • Somewhat toned down in Charite, as Ida wears the same bland clothing and the same practical hairdo as the other nurses in her late 19th century hospital and works just as hard, but she still has three people falling in love with her.
  • Code Black: As with so many other Medical Drama cliches, this trope encounters this show — and loses. While the attractiveness of certain characters is occasionally commented on — Dr. Christa Lorenson, for instance, is hit on at least twice — the doctors and nurses wear exactly what you'd expect doctors and nurses to wear in the country's busiest ER. Simple ponytails, basic scrubs, and subdued makeup are the order of the day, and characters frequently wind up covered in blood (and other things). And finally, when a patient takes an (unrequited) interest in Dr. Malaya Pineda, it ends with Malaya in critical condition and ER Director Gina Perello stabbed to death in the hospital locker room, which sparks a Board inquiry and traumatizes the entire cast. Gina actively warns Malaya that the appearance of impropriety can sometimes be as damaging as actual impropriety, and the whole thing culminates on a lesson against victim-blaming the subjects of sexual assault and a warning about how careful women (and men, but particularly women) need to be in these sorts of professions.
  • In Coupling, Patrick admits, somewhat accidentally, that he has a nurse fetish to his girlfriend Sally. When she asks him what it is, he actually kind of combines this trope with reality saying they're "kind, sensitive, caring people... who are almost impossible to disgust."
  • Doctor Who:
    • Rory Williams. Even the TARDIS calls him "the pretty one."
    • Martha Jones was studying to become a medical doctor before she met the Doctor that the series is named for, and often uses her medical knowledge to help out. She is also hot enough to become Shakespeare’s “Dark Lady” when they travel to his era, not to mention being played by the gorgeous Freema Agyeman in the first place.
  • ER: Pretty much everyone.
    • Some notable male examples are the young and fresh-faced Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle and Goran Višnjić.
    • Commented on by some other characters, mainly in earlier seasons. A woman in the pilot refers to Dr. Ross (Clooney) as "very handsome." Dr. Kovac (Visnjic) was referred to by other ER staff as a "hunky guy" and another staff member says she "wishes the doctors looked like that" in the department she worked in.note 
    • For the female staff, there's Sherry Stringfield, Julianna Margulies and Maura Tierney.
    • The show doesn't usually make a big point of any character's attractiveness, though, and for the most part makes character relationships about the people themselves and not just how they look.
  • In the German series Erotic Tales, a policeman has a fever dream where he's assigned to guard a captured Soviet spy in hospital, only to be seduced by the nurse who's actually a Femme Fatale Spy who leaves him Chained to a Bed while she escapes with the prisoner. On waking up the policeman goes back on duty (he really is guarding a prisoner at the hospital) but is told to take the day off because he's still sick. He turns down the offer on seeing a nurse like the one in his dream.
  • Dr. Allison Blake in Eureka. Interestingly, most of the focus is not on her stunning looks but on her smarts and experience. In one episode, several characters end up in the 40s back when Eureka was an army base. Naturally, Allison's cover is a Head-Turning Beauty in appropriate clothes, and she even catches the eye of Trevor Grant (one of the founders of Eureka) who opts to go back with them to the 21st century. Once again, though, Grant is partly smitten by her skill in medicine and the fact that she saved his friend.
  • Game of Thrones: Talisa is a medieval version (she uses a rusty saw onscreen, and mentions turpentine, fennel root and willow bark). Robb is clearly impressed by her and seems instantly attracted.
  • Everyone on General Hospital and its spinoffs, Night Shift and Port Charles.
  • The young Dr. Leslie Thomkins in Gotham, who wears some outfits that are probably quite inappropriate for a doctor in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. When Jim Gordon is drugged by The Scarecrow he hallucinates his ex-girlfriend Barbara Kean dressed as a sexy nurse. When she points the irony of this out to him he changes her clothing in his mind so that she is dressed as a nun.
  • Grey's Anatomy:
    • McDreamy (Derek Shepherd) and McSteamy (Mark Sloan) are referred to within the show as being attractive, while everyone else is Hollywood Normal.
    • Izzie Stevens also receives frequent in-show comments about her looks, and actually put herself through med school modeling. She's arguably a deconstruction of the idea, since she admits she wonders if people like her for her or her looks, and is tired of always being described as "the pretty girl".
    • Both of Bailey's Love Interests (after her separation) are of the Tall, Dark, and Handsome variety (the "tall" part is emphasized because Bailey is on the short side).
  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: Hye-jin is a dentist who is noted to be pretty by other characters.
  • In Hope & Faith, when Charlie hires Faith as a dental hygienist, she shows up for work in a sexy nurse's outfit and bends over a lot.
  • House: Nearly the whole cast of the entire show.
    • Cuddy was frequently teased by House for dressing inappropriately. She doesn't really seem to mind.
      House: [As Cuddy bends over] Oh. My. God. You're not wearing any panties.
      Cuddy: [Standing up quickly] Yes, I am.
      House: Skirt that tight, you got no secrets. Skirt that tight, I can tell if you're wearing an IUDnote .
    • In the first few seasons, House speculated aloud at least once on why Cameron became a doctor, since she was pretty enough to get by on her looks alone. (He concluded she must feel she had something to prove). By the last season, Cameron seems almost plain compared to other lady doctors on the team.
    • Chase is immensely hot. One Littlest Cancer Patient manipulated him into kissing her because he was the most handsome doctor. House and Wilson like teasing him about being "dreamy." In one episode, Chase reacts to this teasing by attempting to prove he's not that attractive by going to a speed dating event and acting as off-putting as he can realistically manage. He's forced to admit that he can pretty much coast on his looks when it turns out that over half the women are interested in seeing him again anyway.
  • In a fourth season sketch of In Living Color!, Kelly Coffield portrays a seductive, southern redhead named Nurse Kaiser, who leads the physically challenged superhero, Handi-Man into a trap by giving him a medallion made of CRIPPLE-nite. Nurse Kaiser would ultimately have a change of heart and soon encourages a now beaten down and drunken Handi-Man to break the medallion's chain and defeat his arch-nemesis (and Nurse Kaiser's former boss) Doctor Naughty.
  • Laura on the first season of In Treatment, since she's doing an anesthesiology residency, although the show's format means we never see her at work.note 
  • In The IT Crowd one episode has a new emergency services number. The advert for it discusses other changes they are making to the emergency services, one of which is better looking ambulance drivers.
  • At the end of the Leverage episode "The Carnival Job," Eliot explains that he's hired a private nurse in lieu of going to the hospital for treatment after taking a severe beating during the events of the episode. When she arrives to escort Eliot out of the bar, "Nurse Gail" turns out to be a very attractive young blonde woman in a tight-fitting top.
    Hardison: ...I don't think she's registered.
  • Lip Service: Lexy and Bea are two attractive nurses who have a Friends with Benefits relationship.
  • In Lost, Statuesque Stunner Dr. Juliet Burke and spinal surgeon Dr. Jack Sheppard, both main cast members and part of the show's Love Quadrangle.
  • Lovecraft Country: Ji-Ah works as a nurse in a hospital, and is also very attractive. This makes it easy for her to seduce men for their souls.
  • Claire Temple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She's played by Rosario Dawson, after all.
  • Mercy, a medical drama whose three lead characters are all very attractive.
  • Miami Medical's entire main cast. Zambrano is constantly hit on by patients and family members alike, DeLeo is a bit of a Casanova, Proctor gets it on with the hot-but-strange cardiology surgeon, and Warren is in one romance and out of another with astonishing regularity. Amazingly, the show is one of the more true-to-life depictions of high-stakes emergency medicine to hit the airwaves — aside, of course, from the aforementioned absurd attractiveness of its medical personnel.
  • A lot of characters on Monday Mornings. Drs. Wilson and Ridgeway in particular, and there are several acknowledgement in-universe.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus lampshades this in a closing segment about previews of BBC situation comedies:
    Continuity announcer: Ronnie Thompson stars in 'Dad's Doctor,' the daffy exploits of the RAMC training school. He's in charge of a group of mad medicos, and when they run wild, it's titty jokes galore. {They all run past him waving bras) Newcomer Veronica Papp plays the girl with the large breasts. (She runs past in only panties and is covering her bare breasts with her hands)
    • Dr. Tyler Wilson. One of his patients — a marine — said he was a baby face and that he didn't expect that in his doctor. Quite a strange thing to say to a brilliant neurosurgeon in his forties, but then again, it's Jamie Bamber in blue scrubs (which brings out his blue eye).
    • Dr. Tina Ridgeway is obviously the female hottie of Chelsea General. She's called hot by a patient who is a marine. It makes her blush, laugh and admit that "yeah, ok, I'm hot". It's quite adorable.
    • Young resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux gets hit on by patients and is referred to as "the pretty brunette".
  • Murderville: The victim in "Heartless" was a doctor so handsome that his colleagues made a habit of trying to sext him during surgeries.
  • Dr. Nick Khan on My Mad Fat Diary is referred to as "attractive" within the show and is often the subject of the protagonist's fantasies.
  • My Left Nut: When getting his testicles examined, Mick worries about the doctor being a hot woman who will give him a Raging Stiffie, thus humiliating him. To his distress, his fears seem to come true when an attractive woman calls him to the doctor's office, but then she reveals she's only a medical student and the actual doctor is a man, and Mick is audibly relieved. But then he ends up naked in front of her anyway when the doctor calls in all the students to check on his swelling, prompting him to Think Unsexy Thoughts through the examination. But then he ends up getting shrinkage instead.
  • Noah's Arc: Junito, the attractive young physician (and Ricky's major love interest).
  • Off The Map: As befitting of a Medical Drama all of the main cast are doctors who are either a Mr. Fanservice or a Ms. Fanservice.
  • Parks and Recreation's Nurse Ann Perkins, who is treated as being very hot in-universe. As recounted in a DVD Commentary, averting this for the other nurses required extra paperwork. Apparently if you ask for nurse extras in Hollywood, they'll send you a bunch of supermodels unless explicitly told otherwise.
  • Poldark: Dr. Dwight Enys is the 18th century version of this.
  • QI: Appeared in reference to the Rorschach test. The panel was supposed to be about the history of the test, but was immediately derailed by Cariad Lloyd gushing over Dr. Rorschach's (to be fair) extreme hotness.
  • Dr. Helen Magnus of Sanctuary often pairs her lab coat with thick makeup, an elegant updo, and big dangly earrings. In one episode she can be seen performing an autopsy in black stilettos.
  • On Saved by the Bell Jennifer, the brand new school nurse (played by Nancy Valen) at Bayside immediately becomes the object of Zack's obsession. Zack even dangles Kelly, who had finally agreed to go steady with him, on a string for a shot at Nurse Jennifer. Ultimately, Jessie, Lisa, and Slater are in on Zack's neglect of Kelly and conspires with Nurse Jennifer to set up a trap (by simultaneously acting madly in love with him and seductive and overaggressively scaring him straight) for him.
  • Lampshaded in Season 9 of Scrubs, when Dr. Cox tells a young intern that she is far too good looking to ever be taken seriously as a doctor. He's right, too, even if he is ignoring all the other women who have passed through the show.
    • Comes up often in Season 2, after Elliot's sexy makeover. The other female doctors give her dirty looks, and she complains how unfair it is that nobody minds when the female nurses come to work looking good. Eliot herself later turns up as a sexy nurse/spanking enthusiast in Turk's erotic dream.
    • A male gynecologist pops up in an episode or two, who is so hot the female characters schedule more exams with him than they need.
  • There was a Seinfeld episode where George was visiting his mother at the hospital, when he happened to see a Hospital Hottie give a sponge bath to a patient who, despite never being seen except for behind the blinds, was stated to be even hotter than the nurse. The scene is referenced later in the Mistaken for Gay episode, with George seeing pretty much the exact same thing, except with a male nurse and male patient.
  • Dr. Olga Vukavich in Seven Days definitely qualifies, also being of the Sensual Slavs variety. Parker spends half the time hitting on her (largely unsuccessfully). He once agrees to do yoga with her, mostly so he could ogle her in tight-fitting clothes. She appears to be a medical doctor but has also somehow memorized the formula for the alien fuel used by the Sphere.
  • Shortland Street, being a soap opera set in a hospital, has had more of these than can be counted over its 25+ year run. Perhaps most notable is Chris Warner, who over the course of the series has fathered no less than 7 children and went by the nickname "Dr. Love" in his younger years.
  • Dr. Tara Knowles from Sons of Anarchy is a beautiful young doctor who gets into a romantic relationship with the main character and criminal biker Jax.
  • Dr. Julian Bashir from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine qualifies as this. He woos (or tries to woo) several Dabo girls from Quark's bar, some of his female patients, and both incarnations of the Trill Dax, ultimately succeeding with Ezri Dax.
  • Supernatural gives us Dr. Sexy, MD, the titular character on an in-universe soap opera that resident badass Dean Winchester has a bit of a soft spot for. Not only the doctors are sexy, but every other worker in the hospital is also, an early sign that they're Trapped in TV Land.
    Dean: You're not Dr. Sexy.
    Imposter: You're crazy.
    Dean: Really? Because I swore part of what makes Dr. Sexy sexy is the fact that he wears cowboy boots.
  • Very averted in Surgical Spirit, which aimed more for Truth in Television: nobody in the main cast is actor-beautiful, but they're not ugly as such, just very average.
  • Played with in The Sopranos episode "Denial Anger Acceptance". A woman in a Hello Nurse outfit comes to check on Jackie Aprile, who insists she's not his nurse. About the point her tits start falling out of her jacket, he realizes that she's one of the girls from the Bada Bing club, whom Tony hired to come out and show Jackie a good time.
  • On The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson's Mister Rogers parody sketch, he explained with Barbie dolls how babies are made. During the sketch, Mr. Daddy Doll has an affair with Ms. Nurse Doll when the baby is being born, causing Ms. Nurse Doll to also become pregnant.
  • Torchwood: Miracle Day's Dr. Vera Juarez. Walking down hospital corridors with her long legs, perfect hair, low cut dress, and high heels, she looks like a model walking the runway. For that matter, Dr. Owen Harper, although he no longer works at a hospital. You can bet quite a few female patients were smitten with him when he did, though.
  • A nurse in Wonderfalls gives Thomas a sponge bath after his tracheotomy. He dates her for awhile.

  • Robert Palmer's "Bad Case of Lovin' You (Doctor, Doctor)" (Doctor, doctor, gimme the news, I gotta bad case of loving you...)
  • Alice Cooper's "Nurse Rosetta" is about a priest fantasizing about a nurse.
  • In the video for the Aerosmith song "Blind Man" Pamela Anderson has a cameo as a sexy nurse who gives a spongebath to a teenage boy, which causes his head to aslpode.
  • Super Shiny Metal by Nerd Core group Optimus Rhyme is about a man who undergoes surgery to become a hip-hop cyborg and falling in love with his nurse during recovery. He goes on to have more surgery just to see her, and eventually marries her and has a son by her.
  • We're never explicitly told that Dr. Martin in the Jonathan Coulton song "Betty and Me" is superficially attractive, but it's strongly implied by the subtext (what with lines like "Betty's been spending lots of time out late with Dr. Martin / She says they've been working on the baby every night / Dr. Martin buys her presents like new underwear") that he's at the very least genetically superior to the song's narrator:
    And Betty says he'll be taller
    And Betty says he'll be smarter
    And Betty says that our baby will be better than me
  • "Nachtzuster" by Doe Maar from 4US (Album) is about a helpful and attractive nurse.
  • "Dr. Wanna Do" by Dutch singer Caro Emerald describes a Flapper's meeting with a handsome doctor.
  • The Polish wartime song "Pałacyk Michla" from the time of Warsaw Uprising mention how the soldiers want to get wounded in battle, because the nurses are cute and willing to give kisses to their patients.
  • The Russian music video "Nurse" by Philipp Kirkorov has the singer interacting with an animated nurse wearing an extremly lewd Nurse outfit.
  • The video for Sabaton's "The Unkillable Soldier" features an unnamed British Army nurse who cares for Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart every time he's injured whilst wearing a uniform unbuttoned far enough to show off her décolletage.


    Pro Wrestling 
  • In 1999, an extremely attractive EMT started appearing with the regular EMTs on WWF programming. Eventually she got involved in storylines after she had to give the Heimlich maneuver to Miss Kitty, and was subsequently attacked by Ivory for it. Her name was BB, short for Barbara Bush. She was around for less than a year.
  • Nurse Veronica in TNA, though we didn't get to see much of her second job since she didn't get much time anyway and was gone fairly quickly. She tried to come back later for the Gut Check competition but didn't even qualify.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Yu-Gi-Oh! game has a few. The most famous example is Injection Fairy Lily; not only is she a cute nurse (if yo can get past the huge syringe), the anime emphasizes it, having her flirt with the opposing player when she's summoned (which the dub edits out in most cases). Her Older and Wiser form, Counselor Lily is a subversion (but possibly a Meganekko); given as her dress is more modest and she seems to be taking her job more seriously when she appears on the Spell Card Attrafic Control (which fits, seeing as the position of counselor would suggest an advanced degree). There’s also Nurse Reficule the Fallen One, who is clearly an evil version of the trope, emphasized by the fact that her effect changes Life Point gain into Effect Damage. (pretty much the opposite of what a nurse is supposed to to. Of course, she is a Fallen Angel.)
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Shallyan cultists, who provide medical care and Healing Hands to the public, are well aware of the In-Universe "nubile, innocent young priestess" stereotype. Patients they suspect to be "dove fanciers" get served by the most elderly priestess available.


    Video Games 
  • Rival Schools has Kyoko Minazuki, a rather buxom school nurse.
  • Nurse Melanie from Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis. Like Kyoko above, she's quite busty. She also teases Vayne and Jess at one point.
  • Litchi Faye Ling from BlazBlue is a doctor who is currently trying to find a cure for a certain monster who used to be her best friend. She's... wearing a very Stripperiffic red Qipao, with a Navel-Deep Neckline that shows her buxom figure (there's a reason why her In-Universe Nickname is 'Boobie Lady'). She's got a more conservative, covering cloth when not fighting, though. And her voice also sounds flirtatious at times (although she's probably just teasing).
  • Persona:
    • Sayoko Uehara of Persona 4, an extremely flirty nurse whom the main character can befriend over the course of the Devil Arcana Social Link.
    • Persona 5 has Tae Takemi, a Back-Alley Doctor who wears a short black dress under her lab-coat, with her shop screen putting a lot of emphasis on her legs. She's also a potential Love Interest for the protagonist.
  • Almost every Harvest Moon title has at least one good-looking person in the medical profession that is an eligible marriage candidate. Probably the only exception is Dr. Hardy from the A Wonderful Life series.
  • Harvest Town has Lee Yau, the local doctor's son who sometimes help out in the clinic. He's described as a Proud Beauty whose primary motivation to becoming a doctor is to garner praise from his patients, and is one of, if not the most popular bachelor in the game.
  • Teddie Adelaide in Mitsumete Knight. The protagonist in-game (and one of the official Konami guides as well) even hangs a lampshade about her "nice body" when they are at the beach.
  • Valentine from Skullgirls does dress as a nurse and her combat repertoire includes lots of medic-based things, including surgeries and such. And her breasts pop out of her nurse outfit. It's a trap; don't fall for it.
  • League of Legends, while having not really attractive doctors by canon (like Dr. Mundo) features alternate skins for the Kinkou Ninjas working as hospital members. Akali's nurse outfit is the one that fits the most (seeing that Kennen is a yordle, and Shen's Glowing Eyes of Doom puts a debate on the trope).
  • Discussed in a Tales of Xillia 2 skit, where Leia asks Jude (Who's a doctor) why he decided to go with his new look. When she suspects that he did it for the sake of getting more attention from girls, he quickly denies it, only to reluctantly admit the truth immediately after.
  • The Tempest's medical officer in Mass Effect: Andromeda is an asari doctor by name of Lexi T'Perro. Asari are considered beautiful by default everywhere in the Milky Way, and there's nothing to suggest this status was lost somewhere en route to the Heleus Cluster. Sure enough, Ryder can put the moves on her, although she'll quickly shoot them down for reasons both personal and professional.
  • The Sims 2 has Don Lothario, Pleasantview's resident womanizer with at least 4 women vying for his affections, and is also working as a hospital intern. Later iterations of the character averts this, as he is unemployed.
  • In My Time at Portia, both of the staff members at the local hospital are very attractive. The lead doctor, Dr. Xu, is an attractive young glasses-wearing man who tries his best to help people and cares deeply about the people of Portia. Antoine has a very vocal crush on him. Meanwhile, Dr. Xu's student, Phyllis, is a curvacious blonde who dresses in a Naughty Nurse Outfit, complete with Cleavage Window, but who is also known for her intelligence. Actually, being judged by her looks instead of her skills and intelligence is Phyllis's Berserk Button.
  • In Rabbids Go Home', a sickly patient in a hospital bed falls in love with a nurse named Betty. This leads to him (almost) marrying her.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater: Para-Medic is Snake’s team’s medical expert that Snake consults over the codec to learn about treating his injuries. She is also notably attractive, even having a picture in her swimwear as an alternate codec picture that the player can get later on in the game.
  • RuneScape: At the entrance of the Duel Arena, a monk set up an altar here just to ogle the nurses. Hilariously, if you talk to the nurses (or even the female Surgeon General), one of the dialogue options is "Do you come here often?" and they would laugh it off.
  • Trauma Center: Being a game about doctors and more often than not set at a hospital, this trope obviously applies, with Derek, Angie, and Naomi being the most obvious examples, but nearly every female doctor in the games gets at least one fanservice moment.
  • Jingi Storm: From this obscure 3D fighting game is Rukmini Patel, the companion of Dr. Daro (both characters depicted in this image here). She is a nurse with an ample bosom who wears a cleavage baring outfit and her figure is especially accentuated in Daro's post-match defeat screen.
  • In the Galaxy Angel trilogy, Dr. Kela Hazel, the medic aboard the Elsior, is a very attractive young woman with a voluptuous figure, as she wears a dress with a Cleavage Window and stockings covering her long legs. In Galaxy Angel II her role is taken over by Dr. Mordent Bagel, who qualifies as a male example.

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    Web Comics 
  • Ménage à 3 has nurse Peggy, who, despite being as attractive and sexually enthusiastic as most of the cast, and fully willing to use her attractiveness as a weapon when pushed, is depicted as practical, concerned for other people's health, and obliged to work insanely long hours — a plausibly realistic nurse, in other words.
  • Dr. Edward Bunnigus from Schlock Mercenary. Justified; her parents were required to have a genetically-tailored child instead of natural, and specifically requested a daughter with the brain of a medical genius and the body of a stripper. She was specifically hired by Captain Tagon based solely on her bust size, not her medical qualifications (yes, this had the expected response from the female cast).
  • Terenya from Uncreation is a medic. She's also pretty, blonde and curvaceous.
  • C. Tori from Awful Hospital is a highly-skilled artist and surgeon, and also very curvaceous. Somehow, the fact that she's a sentient cluster of blood vessels doesn't diminish the effect.
  • In a El Goonish Shive sketchbook strip, three recurring extras dress as nurses. The first dresses like the page image, the second in a Naughty Nurse Outfit and the last in realistic modern scrubs.
  • In Lotta Svärd: Women of War, Lahja is a medical lotta and gets a lot of attention and gazes from any of the soldiers who lay eyes on her, even if she is a bit oblivious to it. She gets so much attention that Helle has to watch over her while a number of people are sleeping in the same room (including some of the floor) to make sure they don't get any funny ideas.
  • Vampire Girl:
    • Laura is a sturdy, blonde certified nursing assistant who cleans up nicely.
    • Dr. Charmin even acknowledges that he’s aware he’s a, “Stereotypically handsome, well-groomed, and dreamy doctor.”

    Web Animation 
  • Kanon's RomCom Mangas: The patient next to Yuto Kimijima tells him that the hospital is full of hot nurses and tries to flirt with them with no success. One of them, Sakura Kanishiro, fell in love with Yuto when he saved her from an accident. They started going out when Yuto was discharged.
  • Sekai No Fushigi has a jerkass nurse named Ms. Nasu invoke this on her patient Sachio Nitobe, after finding out he is actually a CEO. However, this is deconstructed, as she didn't realize that she was doing it in front of the director of the hospital, who fires her on the spot.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: Gumball dreams of one day becoming a "handsome" doctor when he grows up.
  • Hello Nurse from Animaniacs who unsurprisingly is a nurse has men lusting after her constantly especially the Warner Brothers. Though she doesn't have a hospital to heat up.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head: In "Sperm Bank", the duo go to the titular place, only to be too embarrassed by the sexy nurse at the desk to even say complete sentences without turning bright red in the face.
  • Ms. McBrisk from The Crumpets dresses suggestively as a nurse when impressing a forged man in an online dating service and when she and Grownboy run a bird hospital in her home.
  • Dr. Rip Studwell from The Fairly OddParents! is a narcissistic handsome male doctor who incidentally bears a striking resemblance to the show's creator Butch Hartman.
  • Futurama:
    • Leela is once impressed with a handsome doctor, which makes her all flirty: "A tall doctor, you say?" His name is Adlai Atkins and they grew up in the same orphanage. He's an eye surgeon, and it doesn't hurt that most doctors are rich.
    • The first movie introduce a sexy young doctor named Dr. Cahill, (although Fry just called her Dr. Good and Sexy) who - despite her insistence that her attractive nature didn't make her a bimbo - was in fact a bimbo.
  • In one episode of Kaeloo, Mr. Cat is pretending to be a doctor. Of course, since the show has a Minimalist Cast, he has to make do with imaginary nurses.
    Mr. Cat: ...The nurses, all cute babes...
  • Kim Possible: The Title Character's mother, Anne, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who looks pretty much identical to her daughter, just older and with a few minor physical differencesnote . However, this trope isn't really brought up at any point in the series, unless you count the Mother's Day special where Drakken initially mistakes Anne to be Kim's sister.note 
  • An episode of The Penguins of Madagascar had Private falling in love with the zoo's new cute veterinarian, and repeatedly getting himself hurt on purpose in order to spend more time with her.
  • Two old Popeye cartoons have him and Bluto competing to see who can be the first to get hurt badly, so they can be treated by nurse Olive. One cartoon is played straight as Popeye force-feeds Bluto spinach to beat him up and land him in the hospital. The second cartoon subverts it as both men manage to get badly hurt but are then told that Olive works in an animal hospital. Olive's hotness is an Informed Ability at best but in-universe, Bluto and Popeye certainly believe in it.
  • Private Snafu: A sexy nurse is seen tending to Snafu while he is faking being sick while his squad is drilling in the rain in "The Goldbrick".


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