Clinical teaching and learning, there are a number of things to consider. Students need and want opportunities to learn and participate as part of the healthcare team. If ignored or not included in inpatient care, they become frustrated and feel cheated by the clinical experience. The nursing faculty should guide the clinical learning process, assist students with administering medications and treatments when needed and ensure that students are learning. Students view the RN preceptor as the clinical expert and role model, as well as the person nursing students look up to.