I worked as a CNA and I hated every SECOND of it! I even worked in a really nice place and hated it (med surg type floors). I just don't like that type of job--it is just very physical work. Comparing a CNA to an RN is like comparing apples to oranges. It ain't the same, not even close. I quite my CNA job after a month. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone and I wouldn't do it again.
I now work as a nurse tech and I LOVE it!! I get to do nursing skills (foleys, IVs, NG tubes, blood draws, etc) and it rocks. I still help clean patients and turn and stuff but there is just a lot more to it. I mean some of the CNA duties are nursing duties. I work in an ICU and we don't have any aides that work there so the RN and the techs have to do it all, no one loves wiping butts but it's not what you do all day long either.
So no, please don't think that because you hate being a CNA you will also hate being an RN. Once you start nursing school
and get farther along in your program (meaning once you learn more and more skills) you will see the difference. You might enjoy CNA type work though on an OB floor.
I have a friend who wants to work in OB when she is done and works as a CNA on that floor and she LOVES it!
You really have to find your area of nursing. If I worked as a nurse tech on a med/surg floor I would hate that because I hate med/surg, I like the ICU. also your patient population is a factor. I work in the PICU and that is the patient population I like and enjoy working with.
If you don't have to work I wouldn't even bother working if you hate that job. After your first semester of nursing school hospitals are going to start recruiting you and you will be able to start working as a nurse tech or something similar and that may be a better route for you to go.