The introverted nurse - page 3

Hello, I'm a nursing student. i just had my clinical eval and my prof focused almost the entire session on how quiet I was, how I need to be more assertive in clinicals, talk in class more, and... Read More

  1. by   rubato
    As long as you can effectively communicate with your patients, you are probably better off as an introvert. I am an extrovert and sometimes I have a hard time turning it off. I will be mentally telling myself to shut up and I still can't. But, the two introverts in my clinical group are just wonderful with the patients. Don't worry. You'll find your own way, which may not be your instructor's way.
  2. by   turnforthenurse
    I'm pretty introverted. I got great reviews from my clinical instructors in school but they always had something to say about my confidence. When I first started working as an RN my confidence level was shot...but after working it has grown tremendously. I do deal with emergency situations and on the inside I feel like I'm dying lol but my patients tell me I didn't look nervous at all. There are still times where I am afraid to call a physician (particularly the ones who are known to have an attitude problem) but that still doesn't keep me from getting my job done and being my patient's advocate. None of my patients complain.
  3. by   yourstrulyjmc
    I love this posting... Nice to know that I'm not the only introvert that became a nurse in a very extroverted world.
  4. by   witchy92
    I know this is an old post, but I am just now finding it. I am an extreme introvert. I have been told my entire life that I'm too quiet. I have been a nurse for many, many years. I have earned respect from my co-workers, but yet I am still told that I'm too quiet by others in the field despite my accomplishments. I would highly recommend the book "Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking" by Susan Cain.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from nurserunner
    I have been told my entire life that I'm too quiet.
    I'll bet top dollar that you're not too quiet. The problem these days is with the people who are not quiet enough. Seriously, every single minute does not need to be filled with mindless chatter. Sometimes quiet moments bestow a degree of power upon all involved.