Ok so I am a soon to be nursing student at a four year university and a new member on this site (so this is my first thread ever, I hope I do it right). I think after I graduate I want to work as an ER nurse, critical care nurse, or eventually a flight nurse. As of right now I have my certification to be a Nursing Assistant and I have a little bit of experience working as one in a rehabilitation unit in a hospital (a summer job that I had to quit when I moved back to school). I am now involved in EMT classes at night while in school. I am really confused on what I should try to get a job or experience in while in school. As an employer of a hospital, would they be more interested in my experience as a CNA or an EMT if applying for those nursing positions (ER, critical care, or flight nurse). I could probably only have one job while in school so I need to choose between EMT or CNA. I loved my work as a CNA and if I decided to work as one I would probably have more luck working in a nursing home. I say this becase I already applied to 13 CNA positions at the hospital near my school and they all told me I need experience or the positions were going to RNs (there is no shortage of RNs where I live due to the intense number of nursing schools
around and graduates that do not move away once they graduate). I would not mind working in a nursing home, I think I would love it. Any advice would be much appreciated!