I am a clinical instructor part-time (as well as a full time staff nurse). It frustrates me to no end when I see/hear of other instructors that just dump their students on the floor staff. That is not your job! I teach med surg, and my students are each assigned to a patient (or two as they get more proficient) and they are responsible for that patient--they are NOT assigned to a nurse! They take vital signs, help the patient with ADLs/ambulation, do an assessment and any other treatments as I see fit--WITH ME! I happen to teach clinical on the floor I work on as a staff nurse, and my colleagues are very receptive to pulling my students in and showing/teaching them things, but I think this is because of the environment I create--I do NOT expect the staff to teach them anything--that is my job! Often times I do pair a single student up with a nurse for one day in the semester, just so they can observe and learn about prioritization & delegation and what having a full assignment is like, but I make the expectations of that day very clear, and I ASK the nurse ahead of time if they would be willing--I don't just assign the student to them with no warning. I have heard of clinical instructors that have students give meds with the staff nurse's supervision...no no no!
I could go on for days!