i have just been offered a Sim Lab Cordinator position at a nursing school in my town. And I am currently enrolled to begin my phd this fall. The pros I see in this job is that it gets my feet at the college door and probably into pure academia. Also, the college is across the street from the university where I take classes. And I'm a bit of a tech savvy and love working with props for simulation. The cons are that I am going to have a pay cut.. the salary I am offered in this new job is waaaaaayyyy below what I make now and below what I am worth as a masters prepared nurse. When I talked to my sister about this job, she asked are you looking for the experience or the money? Well, at this time I am looking for the experience.. but money is important too.. especially if you're in a phd prog. I'm still trying to make up my mind.