I did EMT and CNA and found both to be beneficial in different areas. EMT; I learned more hands on about how to give medical care. The ABCs. How to treat trauma victims, caring for the psychiatric patient, administering O2, vitals, and many others. Im sure it would be beneficial in any aspect of learning within the nursing profession, but you are limited as to what you can and can not do. That's where the Paramedic comes in. As for CNA, I wasn't taught as much about the "medical" part but more so on the ambulation of patients, bed making, how not to dispose of dirty linens, vitals, bathing, feeding, and things like that. It really doesn't prepare you for what to expect when a patient is having trouble breathing, the controlling of bleeds, and how to react during medical emergencies. I'm sure CNA would look just as great as EMT, but I found that EMT taught me more. Hope this helps and good luck on whatever your decision may be.