Hi Punkstar. Congrats on you new job! I too worked in the ED as a new grad and went on to get my BSN. I did my RN through a diploma program, did some pre-reqs at a community college and did a BSN program that was primarily online/blackboard with meetings once per month. This school was 1 hour from home and they had our meetings locally.
I worked FT at my job at an ambulatory surgery center and prn in the ED while going to school. I did have a lot of late nights with a few papers and projects, but feel that it is definately do-able if you find the right program. The classes, at least in this program, were focused on theory, research, management and community health. We did have one physical assessment class but it was more of a review where we proved our knowledge by practicing on each other in class or did "assessments" on our family and turned in a competed checklist. The only "clinical" was to shadow a nurse manager for 1 week/40 hours.
If other BSN programs are similar in course content, an online program would probably work well for you and then you limit the time you need to go to actual "classes". That is if you can be disciplined enough to get the work done on your own:spin:! It was nice having my school only an hour away "just in case" I needed anything. However, with exception of the bookstore, I never needed to go beyond the orientation days.
Re: being a new grad in the ED...I started in a labor pool position, so it took me quite a while to get comfortable! It has been 5 years now and there are still a lot of things I have not done or have only done a few times or less. Just about everytime I go to work there, I learn something new. That is what I like best about it. In addition to the ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC you will probably have to do , if your hospital offers any critical care classes or CEN review classes, take them! I am still plugging away at some of them simply because I can't always get the time off from my FT job.
Well, hope some of that helps you. Good Luck!