denverstudent - yeah, I'm working (for now). It definitely helps since I don't have to take patho, but I'm so jealous of the people who aren't working. I don't have the option to not work and will have to reevaluate each quarter. I know at some point I'll have to stop working and take out a loan, but I figure the later I can do that, the better!
mkggirl - DON'T BE WORRIED AT ALL!
I have worked in the medical field, but it's been YEARS, so it hasn't really helped me much. There are a ton of people in our class who have zero medical experience. Seriously, they will prepare you! I don't know if this is an option or not, but maybe there is an accelerated CNA class you can take before you start in April. I wish I had my license, I'd definitely be getting a job as a CNA for a couple of reasons...so I could be in the medical field and it might come together easier, but really so that I'd get more experience and it would give me an edge when looking for a nursing job.
Let me know if you guys have any other questions!