Great question! Nurses strive to bond with their patients. Our patients trust us to give them the correct medicine, explain complicated medical terms, listen to their symptoms, etc. It's so important that they trust us. I work in a hospital and need to bond quickly with my patients. I try to be friendly and professional. Most of all I really listen to what they tell me. Some patients like to joke around, others are more serious. After awhile, nurses learn to pick up on what kind of interaction the patient feels most comfortable with. It's also helpful to look your patients in the eye, call them by their name and let them know you are there for them.