Quote from sdb
I am in the same place you are. I am in nursing school and looking for some kind of job in the medical field in the summer. You are right about a lot of places not wanting to hire you without experience. I think it could not hurt your resume. I am looking for a job like that too...
I know that in some states by the time you finish your first year (or even earlier) you can qualify to sit for the CNA exam; some places may be willing to hire you based on having completed your first year, without a CNA. YMMV. Check your state; check your BON; check with your instructors.
Disabled folks are always, it seems, looking for part/full time caretakers.
Try contacting dr's offices (office managers), hospitals (HR) and find out whether there might be jobs you qualify for. They may be especially interested if you are in an area of a nursing shortage, as they may be see it as a way to acquire you as an employee (in some capacity) before you get your RN--and could then be easy for you stay there afterward.
Network! Join nurses' organizations and find out what they might have open.