I work with HCAs, PSWs, and degree RN students hired as "care attendents". They provide most of the hands-on care that our residents require: AM/HS care, baths/showers, mouth/denture care, transport via WC or walker to meals, toileting, feeding, meal set-up etc. They can change colostomy appliances, take vitals and weights, get glucometer readings after I've trained them, and watched them, apply certain treatment creams... that sort of thing. ADLs.
They take a very basic segment in their course on med administration, but the only place they are allowed to give meds is in group homes. They NEVER give out meds in LTC. And they cannot be trained to, at this time.
I expect the degree students to ask me what they can and cannot do, and I will happily explain that to them. They will also tell you during your orientation process what is within your scope.
I enjoy have the nursing students work with us, because *I* feel it gives them experience in hands-on care and time management that they don't always get in the degree program. Their "reality shock" is somewhat less when they graduate.
And yes, I'm a diploma RN. LOL!