Hello fellow nursing students. I'm here today to ask for advice about being a shy student nurse. This is my first year as a nursing student and I do not wAnt to be shy anymore (not like I chose this) but I just don't know how. I read older post (2009-2010) about shy nurses that really helped me but It would be great to know that:
1.) I'm not the only shy person here as of 2012 in the nursing program
2.) How can I go about this year gaining confidence and interactions from others?
I'm tired of focusing on myself (you know the whole shy thing) I want to focus on others. That is what being a nurse is all about, right!
I have made efforts to try to break my shyness though...such as making more eye contact, speaking to at least one new person in my class, and smiling but some days I just get depressed because I feel others just don't understand me and make little comments that really hurt my feelings.
For example I was in a group last Friday and everyone was talking so loudly and I could barely get a word in so I shut down and didn't say anything. I want to make friends so badly but I feel like its just to late and no one wants or is willing to give me a shot
Thanks everyone in advance to helping me on the road to becoming a more confident student nurse.
God bless you all.