Aww thanks guys for the replies. I ended up taking the patient care technician position 45 minutes away. The commute is not so bad. Extremely difficult during initial orientation and beginning of a school semester. I have been able to learn at least the basics of nursing school skills that will hopefully help with my clinicals in the second semester of nursing school. I really like the job. It's night shift and there is a lot of time to study for classes or just simply learn about the field of health care. That is so insightful about the recorder idea. I will definitely check it out. Again thank you everyone!