Richard Nurse (born March 16, 1966) is a Canadian former wide receiver and running back who played in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the third round of the 1990 CFL Draft. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Nurse was raised in Hamilton, Ontario.
Nurse played for the Tiger-Cats from 1990 to 1995.
In 1993, the Tiger-Cats presented Nurse with the Charlotte Simmons Humanitarian Awarded for his donation of time and energy to the betterment of the local Hamilton community.
His son, Darnell Nurse, was selected in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. His basketball-player daughter, Kia Nurse, won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games with the Canadian women's national team. His sister, Raquel, is married to retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb.