They wear provocative attire, exposing cleavage and sporting miniskirts. Their heads face downward, appearing swollen and bloodied and covered in gauze, convulsing violently as they wobble to their target. Their only visible facial feature are bloody, exposed jaws and teeth. When inspected closely the last four fingers of their hands seem to be fused.
The most distinguishing feature of the Puppet Nurse is the large, slug-like parasite that grows out of their backs, causing them to hunch forward when they walk. The parasite itself is portrayed as a separate living entity, as it can be seen moving independently from the nurse's movements, and usually dies shortly after its host body dies. The parasite that controls the Nurses is the same type that controls Cybil Bennett after she becomes possessed. Puppet Nurses can be seen with blue or green attire, as well as different hair colors.