I think I need more info to form an opinion on this. What type of dispute? Did it need to be resolved or could it have been just a difference of opinion without the need for resolution? Let us know so that we can be more helpful in answering your question
I work at a hospital and I also had 4 weeks of clinical there, on the same floor that I work on as a nursing assistant. I arrived at clinical and was waiting for report to start when my co-worker informed that my patient (assigned to her) was to be in endo by 0715 and that I needed to get her ready to go. I told her that I couldn't do it at that time because I had not received report yet and I didn't feel comfortable. I knew nothing about the patient except sex and age. My instructor had not arrived yet.
She blasted me infront of my classmates and other staff- "you want to be a nurse, well this is how the real world is, you don't get to do everything your way and whenever you want to!"
I told her that it was only because my instructors had informed me that taking report was "legally taking responsibility for the patient" and I had not done so, but she was too angry to listen. I did check the consent forms, hang the secondary line and transfer the patient and take her to the holding room, just so she would stop talking about me to everyone who would listen and missed report anyway. Next I went to her and I asked to speak to her in private and she refused, so I went to my supervisor (hers too) and I told her that while I am a student I want to be treated like one and she should not take the liberty to treat me that way because I work their as an NA and we are familiar with each other.
I waited a few days, until we were working together again and I asked a second time to talk to her about what had happened and she told me that I'm aggressive and she is angry about it and will not speak to me unless it is work related.