Our Origin Story

Our operation officially launched in 2019, but the idea sparked much earlier. We were founded by Shannon McPeek, a neonatal ICU nurse in her fourth year of service. At the start of her career, Shannon deeply suffered from work-related anxiety. It was spirit-crushing, affecting both her personality and health. She felt isolated and didn’t think anyone else could understand her struggles, but this couldn’t have been further from the truth. Many of her colleagues and friends, she learned, were dealing with similar mental health issues. This realization motivated her to kick-start our non-profit community to help the nursing profession battle work-related stress, anxiety and depression together.

Message from the Founder

Today, we’re a community of hundreds of nurses across the country—but we’re continuing to grow! Watch the video to learn more.

Our Mission

To help all nurses struggling with stress, anxiety and/or depression by offering a community focused on improving overall mental health and physical wellbeing.

We're in this Together

Our online community is a place where nurses can decompress and engage with one another to practice stress-relief and talk work-related issues.

Your Wellbeing is Our Priority

We’ve created a safe, secure space—all members of OHN are verified nurses.

Free for All

Our online community is available to all nurses free of charge, regardless of your tenure, level or specialty.

We take Care of YOU

We provide you with the tools to personalize your OHN experience. Just create your profile and then build your own “Treatment Plan” from our list of resources based on your interests.

Our Offerings

Here are just a few things you can look forward to as part of the OHN community:

OHN Book Club

Nutritional Support

Discussion Boards

Superhero Spotlights

Cute Animal Photos

Social Events

Fitness, Yoga, and Meditation Regiments

Stress Management Podcasts

Giveaways and Discounts

Hotlines for Those Needing Immediate Help

Our Progress


Happy Nurses




Superhero Spotlights


Team Members

Support Our Superheroes!

Operation Happy Nurse is a grassroots movement made up of those who give themselves every day to care for you and your loved ones. Help us care for these lifesavers, caregivers, and badass humans in return. Your donation will go to developing content and providing personalized support and a stress-free user experience for each and every nurse. What you see today is just a starting point—we need YOU to help us grow.

Content Creation

Your donation will help make this support community a reality. In order to make Operation Happy Nurse a personalized and successful product, we need support to help develop content for our users.

Website Development

Your donation also helps support development and housing of this website, register of our trademark, and develop a personalized experience. The website you see today is just a starting point! We plan to expand it to include personalized content and user experiences for each nurse.

Our Nurses and Content

We highlight brave nurses and post regularly with tips, tricks and tools to reduce stress. Here’s just a sneak preview. Stay tuned for access to the full OHN experience. And in the meantime, check out our social media pages:      

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  • Nurses
  • Furry Friends
  • Book Club
  • Fitness
  • Inspiration

Nurse 1

Book Club 1

Nurse 2

Fitness 1

Nurse 3

Fitness 2

Nurse 4

Inspiration 1

Inspiration 2

Furry Friend 1

Inspiration 3

Nurse 5

Our Team

We’re run by a small, passionate group of volunteers. Meet the rock stars who’ve helped us get to where we are today. Interested in joining our squad? We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers and business partners. Just email operationhappynurse@gmail.com to find out how you can help.

Shannon McPeek,BSN, RN

President and Founder

Mallori Walker,CPNP, MSN, RN

Board Member

Julie McPeek


Samantha Reene,BSN, RN, CPAN


Sarah Rudasics

Social Media Design

Brenna McPeek


Dr. Pamela Karagory,DNP, MBA, MSB, RN, CNE

Board Member

Julia Kivistik

Board Member

Aaron Peters

Technical Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does an Operation Happy Nurse Membership Cost?

Absolutely nothing! We want to provide a free, stress-relief haven where you can be surrounded by peers going through similar journeys.

When will the community be up and running?

We are currently working with some AMAZING humans to launch ASAP. To speed things along, help us fundraise! All contributions go to creating an easy-to-use, interactive online experience for our nursing community.

What will the Webpage Include?

We don't want to spoil the fun, but as part of the OHN community, YOU get to create your own personal stress relief plan using our many resources. For a sneak peek at some of the things we'll have to offer, check out our Instagram and Facebook pages!

How are My Donations to Operation Happy Nurse Used?

All contributions go toward developing and serving the Operation Happy Nurse community. This includes housing the website, developing content, providing the best stress-relief resources, as well as outreach to nurses and potential sponsors.

How can I get Involved?

Email our team at operationhappynurse@gmail.com if you'd like to volunteer to help the cause. Anyone and everyone's support is welcome (and encouraged!) to address this problem that plagues the nursing community.

If you have other questions not addressed by our FAQs, please email our team at operationhappynurse@gmail.com, and we will respond to you as quickly as possible!