My nursing class is doing a presentation on whether or not students entering a BSN program should or should not be required to be a CNA beforehand. I'm looking for some feedback and thought you all could help. So the question is... Is being a CNA important to do before becoming a nurse? I know most ADN programs require students to be CNA's but for a BSN do you feel it should be required as well? Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any feedback would be helpful.