I am a brand new instructor. My students congregate around the nursing station at times, there are a lot of them and they have one patient each and not many places to go. For the record these students are doing excellent on their clinical paperwork and assessments, and get accolades from patients and family. There is no conference room to go into and they aren't wanted in the break room. The energy is kind of bad on the unit towards the students. The unit manager's solution is to pair each student with a nurse. My students literally cried about it because they feel so unwelcome already and do not want to be paired with a nurse that rolls their eyes at them all day. Do y'all have other suggestions for how to get them to congregate less? Should I move forward with pairing them with a nurse? This unit manager is also asking for manual blood pressures from the students. And she wants them in the chart. Is that normal? I felt like I should be the one telling them if I want them to do manuals. I know they will be asking me to double check all their manual pressures. They were checked off on those last semester and I would rather move on to higher level skills before they go to the next course. TLDR- should I let a unit manager make my nursing students' assignments instead of me? And pair them with a nurse? And demand manual blood pressures?! Help!