I am new to the nursing field and am wondering if becoming a CNA will be beneficial to getting a job after graduating from a BSN program. I am currently finishing up pre-req's online for the BSN program and could take an online/hybrid course for CNA. I'm wondering if it would be worth the money to do so (it cost approx $1000.) or if it is fairly easy to land a job after graduating the BSN even without experience. I used to be a veterinary technician so I do have some "medical" experience, it's just not of the human kind. I only have 2 semesters of pre-req's left, so will I even have enough time to work as a CNA and gain experience before starting the BSN program? They don't recommend working a job while in the BSN program, so I'd probably have to quit once the program started. Anyone work a job while in a full time BSN program?