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Affiliation: Federation
Higher Rank: Assistant Chief Medical Officer
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A Nurse is an active participant in operations of the Medical department aboard Federation starships, starbases, and planetary installations. This includes providing support for medical facilities such as sickbays, medical labs, surgical suites, and dentistry labs.

Nurses are trained in basic medical care, and are capable of dealing with less serious medical cases. In more serious matters the nurse assist the medical officer in the examination and administration of medical care, be this injecting required drugs, or simply assuring the injured party that they will be ok. The Nurses also maintain the medical wards, overseeing the patients and ensuring they are receiving medication and care as instructed by the Medical Officer.