After almost a year and a half of being a nurse (working Tele now), I still feel the most awkward when going in patient rooms for the first time to introduce myself. I walk in, say "Hello Mr/Mrs. X, My name is X and I'm going to be your nurse until X today. How are you?" or some version of that. I know it sounds irrational but I just feel like a goof doing it, lol. I've tried different approaches, such as popping in quick before my med pass/assessment to write my name on the board and give a quick introduction, and I've also just done the intro/med pass/assessment all at once. I feel awkward either way. This feeling quickly goes away so I don't think it's a "people-person" problem. ack, I don't know. Just wondering if anyone out there feels the same or has any tips on how to not feel so awkward initially. Thanks!