I second getting CNA experience. I think some colleges will consider work experience as an asset in the application process, and it's a great way to really test out whether or not you really want to go into nursing. I personally know people who got into a healthcare setting thinking they wanted to be a nurse, and then after working for awhile and realizing what they really loved, decided they'd be better off pursuing a MSW, for example. It's a good way to really see if it's what you want to do.
In many states, if you work at a Medicare-funded facility for a certain number of months, the cost of your CNA course is waived. I took my course at the American Red Cross, and because I had college credit, I only needed two weeks of training (9-5). They also have weekend option trainings.
With my CNA experience, I also started working at a facility that requires a Trained Medication Associate certification, and paid for it. When I was resigning from the assisted living place, the nurse told me that she was super jealous of the people that had experience passing meds because they had an easier time in school.