I have only been a nurse for a year now. ( a little late getting started) But when I was in nursing school, and working on Med, Surg, we had some nurse who use to get angry at us for not helping them with pts that we were not assigned. We had NA's that would not help us. So when we went to class the next time, I asked our teacher "what should we do?" She said 1. you are not to help with other pts. 2. No matter that you are a student, the NA's are there to do certain work. 3. You had better learn now how to get other people to work with you. 4. Always remember be professional, be courteous, be aware you might be working with these people one day. 5. Alway do what is best for the pt, even if that means writting someone up, or reporting them.
So when I went back the next day, I politly told the RN "Sorry I am not allowed to touch a pt unless my teacher has assigned them to me, but I will find someone who can help." and to the NA's that didn't want to help, I would go up to them not as a student but as a student "Nurse" and say, "Excuse me, are you busy? I am glad you are not. Can you follow me I need assistance now?" and 9 out of 10 times they did help after that.
After I got my LPN, I went back to that hospital and used some of the people I worked with on Med, Surg as referrences, and got a job there on the Psych Unit. Its not always being a "BEEP" sometimes its just showing authority, and doing what is right for the pt. So keep doing whats right for the pts.