I am a nursing student in NJ and I have been trying to apply for CNA positions in local hospitals but many are not hiring. My question is, should I apply for nursing home CNA positions or should I apply for CNA positions in NY hospitals. By the way NY is an hour commute for me, while there are many nursing homes near by me. When I graduate as a RN is it more helpful to have CNA experience in a nursing home or CNA experience in a hospital? I would prefer to work in a hospital when I graduate. If I work in a nursing home as a CNA, will it help me attain a job in a hospital when I graduate nursing school? Or do many hospitals prefer workers to have experience in hospitals? Do you think commuting to NY is a smarter choice to get experience, instead of working in a nursing home?