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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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.