1. would it be useful to get my textbook early and read through it before starting the class?
I guess you could, but it probably wouldn't make much of a difference.
2. what supplies will i need?
You should ask that when you sign up for the class. Most of the time you just need the textbook, a small notebook and pen, and a couple pairs of scrubs
and a watch when it's time for the clinical.
3. about how much will i be getting paid after getting a job as a CNA?
It depends on where you live. Maybe not much more than what you make at Sonic. Some areas pay their CNAs minimum wage and other areas bump you up a few more dollars than that- almost what you'd make at a factory.
4. how rigorious is the course going to be?
It's not. It's just time-consuming.
5. would it be a good idea to get my phelbotomy certification as well?
No. That's a lot of time and money as well, and you're going to learn it for free in nursing school. It's not something you need to be a CNA and if it is, like in some hospitals, they will also train you for free.
6. what about my CPR certification? will i get that durring the class or seperate?
In my area, it's separate.