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In the Summer 2013 print issue of Scrubs, Theresa Brown, RN, writes, “I’ve learned the hard way that the bonds of friendship and family cannot make the details of a dirty job [nursing] tolerable to the average person.” It’s a sad truth of nursing–most of the time, your on-the-job details are too gory, sad or scary to share with your friends and family.

Fortunately, when you have a crazy story about needles, IV insertions or a really messy day on the job, you don’t have to bite your tongue and suffer from social isolation. Instead, you can reach out to your fellow nurses for support. If you were to call for support from a fellow nurse, what would you say?

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Feel like the choices in this poll totally speak to you? That’s because they’re actually this week’s top status updates that real nurses are already sharing in our brand-new Code Happy App!

The Code Happy App is your community where you can call for support and send support with messages and animated “Happygrams.” With the Code Happy app, you can find like-minded nurses and build a support system, no matter where you live or work. Get Code Happy for free here, start sharing with your fellow nurses and banish that feeling of “Man, I wish I could talk to someone who understands” for good.

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One Response to How was your day? Take our poll and get Code Happy!

  1. mdennis

    This article totally spoke to me today.I am currently dealing with raising a teenage boy who has had his license for 5 months. I completely freaked out on him and his friends because they were out driving on country roads past their state law required midnight curfew. I described to them the details of what life in the trauma ICU would be like for them with tubes etc in places they had never thought of , that was if they if they survived a crash. Theresa Brown hit the nail on the head, nurses “knowledge of just how bad it can get, turn inward, and sometimes pop out in the rest of my life in ways that are also socially jarring.” I was way more upset than my non medical husband, about these kids driving around after midnight, but as Ms.Brown wrote,”a tactile familiarity with the worst-case scenario”is exactly want I was going through. Thank you for a great article. I have been a nurse for 23 years and this article really put a lot of my inward anxietys in perspective. I’m going to make my husband read it …

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