I am a 20 year old nursing student, I have finished all my pre-requisites and I'm now waiting to be accepted into nursing school
. But I have to wait about 5 more months before I can start my program. I have had small non-healthcare related jobs before (tutor, theme park). But I'm being pushed by my family to start working as a CNA during my break. I'm not sure how the process works, but I know the CNA program is about a month and it is expensive. I'm not sure if it's worth it right now, because I do not plan to work in nursing school. I do volunteer at a local hospital so I have some healthcare experience. Is it really necessary to become a CNA before an RN to have a better chance at finding work or will volunteer experience suffice?