a lot of it is just atmosphere of the facility. i've had both lpn's and rn's treat me well, and treat me badly. some are just having a bad day, some just aren't good teachers and really don't want to have students. my techs have always loved me, because i help them out whenever i can. i just smile, do whatever i can, and if i have a nurse who really doesn't want a student, i let the nurse know that i'm available to help her, and i just focus on the patient. most of the times i've done this, i've had lonely patients who really needed some one on one tlc, and it worked out well.