11 great sci-fi and fantasy nurses who make us feel good all over

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 17, 2012

We are smack dab in the middle of National Nurses Week (which ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday), so we figured how better to pay tribute to these healers than to list some of their most noteworthy pop-cultural counterparts.

It doesn't matter if you find yourself in the middle of a zombie uprising, an alien invasion, a werewolf transformation or just regular ol' life in the 23rd (or 24th) century, it's good to have a trained medical professional at your side, and this lot—from shows like Star Trek and Doctor Who and films like An American Werewolf in London and Harry Potter—are among the best.