I can completely relate......
I don't know when this shift to the following happened, but I know I, nor my fellow coworkers, appreciate it.
Dump your student on my floor and tell them they're assigned to "me".
Recently had a student "assigned" to me whose clinical instructor was not even present on the unit/floor. Did not see said CI at all throughout entire shift. Student shows up with no stethoscope, no books, no paper, not even so much as a pen and tells me they'll just be "following me around."
For one, I cannot stand to be followed around (anywhere!) and don't appreciate when I can't even sneak away to the break room to shove some food in or to the bathroom without a student trailing me.
The student gains no educational benefit from chasing around a nurse who just wants to get her own work done without being interrupted 5 million times with questions. I want to say, "go look it up!" or "where is your instructor?!?". If they'd put just a tiny bit of effort into thinking or attempting to learn, I might not be so irritated by it. But a student who shows up completely unprepared and then grills me with questions about every action I take or do not take and expects me to regurgitate the what, why and how of everything is just wasting both our time.
I know I sound harsh, but this method leads to a poor experience for the student and the nurse both. I wish they'd realize they are not doing their students any favors by structuring clincials this way.
With the exception of a few great students, we've had a rash of unmotivated and unprepared students with MIA clinical instructors from programs like this lately and it's caused a lot of frustration for all.