New nurse here...
started my orientation on a medical floor. (I'm part of a float team so I will be floating to all different floors areas).
The first day went alright- my preceptor wasn't bad... I thought she would have shown me a bit more but oh well.
Anyways, I'm usually always pretty quiet and shy. It's just my personality and I've accepted that. I don't always mesh well with people who are loud and love to hear themselves talk. However, when I'm around people who I am really comfortable with I definitely am more outgoing.
But I knew coming on the floor for the first day... I'd be pretty quiet.
and I noticed many of the nurses are very obnoxiously LOUD... gossiping and everything.
I don't mind chatting but I don't want to be apart of gossip.
During break the charge nurse even said to me "You're not normally this quiet are you?" and then she said "Oh boy" and I was thinking I'd rather be quiet than be like you.
Of course everyone is going to have a different personality but wow.
I'm also orientating with another new nurse from the float pool... and she is pretty outgoing... I don't think it makes her a better nurse than me... but I wonder if people think this.
I guess that's the good thing about being part of the float team... always changing.
I don't necessarily mind being quiet... I'm a really great listener, I pick up on tons of things people miss and it's me.
Anyone else in my shoes?
There are a few other nurses on the floor who pretty much kept to themselves. (one was also from the float pool).