Can you advise this student nurse?
“I started my nursing degree in September and, over a month in, I’m still having lunch on my own.
“I just don’t seem capable of making friends, when I talk to someone they’re friendly and everything but I don’t know how to turn that into friendship.
“I’m in halls but everyone pretty much stays in their rooms and when I do see someone I’m too shy to say more than ‘hello’. It’s the same in lectures – everyone seems to have already made really strong friendships and somehow I’ve just missed it.
“I was bullied in college just before starting and it’s really knocked my confidence but I was so excited for this new start. I don’t know where I’ve gone wrong.
“I know this isn’t very nurse-y but does anyone have any advice?”
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