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Nurse Dena Jackson
General Information
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Address: Los Angeles, California
Occupation(s): Nurse
Aliases: Scary Bitch, Bad Ass
Family & Friends
Relationships: Dr. Naday Kissed; Flirtation
Friends: Kenji Gomez-Rejon
Employer: Adam McAndrew
Enemies: Adam McAndrew
Other Information
Talent: Professional Back up singer
Series Information
First Appearance: Pilot
Portrayer: Octavia Spencer

Nurse Dena Jackson is a main character on Red Band Society. She is a nurse at Ocean Park Hospital. Before she became a nurse she was a professional back up singer.

She is portrayed by Octavia Spencer.


Season OneEdit

Pilot Edit

Ergo Ego Edit

Dr. McAndrew agrees to let a foreign doctor treat Charlie, much to Nurse Jackson's delight. However, he lets her know that switching Charlie's blood samples wouldcause her to get suspended from the hospital.


Nurse Jackson appears to be a good nurse, but because she's strict, she's not a favorite among the patients. She enjoys to have people scared of her (Pilot: She had Starbucks put "Scary Bitch" on her cup). She is said to be the one that feeds everyone, and Kenji is the one who gives the love. She cares about the patients, especially Charlie. She loves him so much to switch his blood. She is a loving and caring nurse. She was willing to risk her job for a patient!

Octavia SpencerEdit

Octavia Spencer is a 46 year old television and film actor. She started acting in 1996 and has won many awards including a Golden Globe, Academy Award, SAG award and a Crirics Choice award. Many of these awards for won for her role in popular film The Help. She has also done voice acting in 2015 film Zootopia.


  • (to Leo) "If you're gonna lie, lie well."
  • Nurse: "She needs to be wearing a heart monitor."
    Nurse Jackson: "Assuming she has one."
  • Unknown: "Please hold it, I'm late!" (talking about elevator) Nurse Jackson: "Doesn't mean I should be too"
  • Leo: "I seriously wanna hug you right now!"
  • Nurse Jackson: "You'll get over it."