I recently sent in my application for my university's College of Nursing. I also recently got hired as an Emergency Department Scribe. The job has been amazing. The physicians I work with assume that I'll be entering medical school because they typically only hire pre-med students as Scribes. Because physicians know that I'm a student interested in medicine, they teach me while I'm working and treat me like a medical student. With that said, the job has been very demanding, and requires committing to very long and fatiguing shifts.
If I were to be accepted into the program, people have recommended that I quit this job. However, I feel like I'm wasting an opportunity to be better prepared for an advanced nursing degree. I also feel like the opportunity for letters of recommendation from some of the physicians I work with would be vital to being accepted into a graduate program.
Would it be smart to work as a Scribe, while attending a rigorous BSN program?