First off, I am not a nurse. I have, however, had two children, and have needed a wide variety of attitudes in that room with me. I think nurses need to be supportive and compassionate, obviously, because without that why even go into nursing. When I was in the delivery room, though, I did not need a mellow, meek nurse helping me birth my child. I needed someone to hold my hand and push me as hard as possible. I needed someone to scream with me and sometimes scream at me. On the other spectrum, when I went into the hospital for an appendectomy, I wanted and needed someone to be kind to me, and someone to calm me before surgery. So I think it all depends on what kind of nurse you want to be. What kind of person are you? Are you kind? Do you want to be a nurse? Then make it work. If it's what you want for yourself, you'll find a way to fit the role.