Nurse Christine Chapel

Name: Christine Chapel
Rank: Lieutenant
Position: Head Nurse USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)

Starfleet History
2266: Assigned to USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) as Head Nurse

Personal History
While training to be a scientist, Chapel was a student in Dr. Roger Korby's class. They fell in love and became engaged. Following her fiancé's disappearance on the planet Exo III, she abandoned a career in bio-research for a position in Starfleet, in the hopes that a deep-space assignment would one day reunite them. In 2266, Lieutenant Chapel was assigned to the USS Enterprise, serving as head nurse under Chief Medical Officer Doctor Leonard McCoy. That year, she assisted McCoy with Joe Tormolen's ultimately unsuccessful surgery to repair a damaged intestine, pronouncing him dead. On stardate 2712.4, the Enterprise reached Exo III. Korby was found, exploring and exploiting a sophisticated android manufacturing technology, the legacy of a long-dead civilization. Korby had replaced his own damaged body, transplanting his personality into an android replica, and had built himself a beautiful companion, Andrea. After exhibiting his madness, the android Korby was destroyed. Initially, Chapel doubted if she should stay aboard, but she elected to remain with the Enterprise throughout the five-year mission. In addition to a professional friendship with Doctor McCoy, Chapel was particularly close to Uhura.

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