I really would like a CNA certification for SOME kind of clinical experience other than lab work before I enter nursing school. I have done BLS/CPR but that is it. I really want clinical experience, even if I have to learn it step-by-step online somewhere. I feel like my knowledge in that area of nursing will be extremely weak and I really dislike going into something (especially when we are talking about a MAJOR) without ANY type of background. Is there anywhere that anyone has taken a CNA certification program? Or has anyone just taken the competency evaluation without any formal course/training? I just want to know where I stand on being able to do this as I wait for nursing school. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!