She was at the conn when the ship became trapped in a Tyken's Rift. Lack of dreams caused her to forget how to operate the conn, so she was ordered to sickbay by Commander Riker and replaced by Ensign Lin. (TNG: "Night Terrors")
Following disturbing behavior at the conn, caused by her repressed memory of being abducted by Solanogen-based lifeforms, Rager was abducted by the lifeforms once again, and was experimented on in their laboratory. She was saved by Commander Riker as the Enterprise crew disrupted the creatures' link to the native dimension. (TNG: "Schisms")
The Star Trek: Titan book series sees now-Lieutenant Rager transferring to the USS Titan following the events of Nemesis, having remained with the Enterprise crew following the transition to the USS Enterprise-E. The novel Death in Winter had stated that Rager was promoted to Lieutenant Commander after Nemesis, taking a post as second officer aboard the USS Hedderjin, under the command of Picard's longtime Stargazer XO, Gilaad Ben Zoma, but this event was later overridden in favor of her role on Titan.