Your concept that devoting ALL your energy to school paying off in patient safety and type of job you get is idealistic at best and pompous at worst. There are some students that BREEZE through school academically and rarely crack a book but struggle with the clinical aspects. Others will fly through clinical and have a rougher time the first year. Who are YOU to decide who can do what based on your non-existent knowledge of a potential student?
I can tell you that as an employer, I would be very impressed with a good student who has worked hard and put himself or herself through graduate school.