I am a clinical instructor so here is what I expect from my students:
Come prepared bring your tools.
Dress neat and appropriate.
Know your meds, lab values, medical history.
Think of dome nursing diagnosis for your patient.
Your cell phone
needs to be put away there is no time for texting or Facebook.
No standing or sitting around talking with your peers.
Seek out opportunities ask if anything is going on the floor. Wound care, hanging iv's, tube feedings or patient going for a test.
Spend time with your patient. Talk with them, do special things for them, comb their hair. Rub their back or feet. Offer to feed or help a patient with their meal.
Go see another patient offer to help.
If their are hourly rounding on the unit you are on go with the staff and make rounds.
This is your time to learn because before you know it you will be practicing in the real world. Good luck!