Hello! I am new here, hope it's ok that I ask this question here. I am a 32 year old female currently taking a PSW (Personal Support Worker) course. There's a possibility of entering an Practical Nursing program down the road, but I'm trying this first.
I am considered patient, caring, empathic by many, but unfortunately not a good conversationalist!
Is it possible for a caring yet sort of shy person to be successful in a nursing related field? Can good communication skills be learned, or should it be something one naturally posesses?
My teacher says some people have empathy, others just don't, and if you don't have it the position as a PSW is not for you. This confuses me, as I think I am quite empathetic, but I have difficulty expressing it in words. I do not yet have any experience with patients/clients yet as placement has not yet begun.
Hope I'm making sense here, I would appreciate any thoughts!