Hello all. I am a new grad nurse. I am in the process of getting my first nursing job; however I know medical school is my goal (only figured this out while in nursing school, but am grateful that I’ve had this experience to help solidify that I really want to go into medicine). My rough plan right now is to get experience working as a nurse for 1.5-2 years, attend a formal post-bac program, and then med school.
My question is this: will where I work as a nurse help or hinder my med school applications, especially if the hospital is affiliated with a medical school? I live near a large academic medical center with a medical school. I would definitely apply there when applying to medical schools, but when they see that I worked there as a nurse (for only 1.5-2 years) would that hurt my application? Or would it help that I may be viewed as ‘one of their own’? I’m sure there’s not a one size fits all answer for this but just curious about the overall consensus. Thanks.