Roland, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, but good for you for continuing with the BSN program, I'm sure she would be very proud of you!
I am a female CNA, and at the facility I work at, we have more female CNAs than male, but males can care for females. Naturally, many of the residents are more comfortable with a female, especially for showers, but I am always willing to trade a shower with a male CNA so that no one has to feel uncomfortable. This works well, and ALL of the male CNAs we have are awesome. Don't worry too much, because we female CNAs love having the "big strong males" around! LOL :chuckle
Good luck to you, I hope everything works out and that you can get a summer job based on your knowledge and competency, rather than your sex!