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5 Causes of the Very Real Nursing Shortage

It’s nearly impossible to scan past a headline today without reading about the pending nursing shortage. Is the pending staffing crisis is real or just media hype? The truth: the healthcare industry is facing a huge need for nurses in the next decade....
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Nurses Show the Nation How to Respond to Natural Disasters Like Earthquakes and Hurricanes

Whether it’s earthquakes in Mexico City or hurricanes on our own shores, nurses continue to show up and make all the difference when and how they can. Nurses know what to do in a crisis. It’s part of their training and their skillset. However,...
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Five Nursing Specialties Explained: Neonatal Nurse, Clinical Nurse, Critical Care Nurse & Informatics Nurse

Nursing students enrolled in an LVN program in Los Angeles are granting themselves access to an exciting and rewarding career path. Whether or not you have considered transitioning to an RN later, anyone new to nursing has plenty of opportunity down the...
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LVN Open House on Friday, October 20

It’s a great time to train for a new career in nursing! Join our LVN Open House on Friday, October 20 from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Meet our staff and faculty, tour our campus and see for yourself why our graduates say “CDI is the best!”...
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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Applying For Financial Aid for LVN Certification

As you consider your future as an LVN, you’re understandably curious about applying for and receiving financial aid. At CDI: we make sure that every qualified student* gets all the support they need in understanding the various levels of aid available...
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Our LVN Graduates Say it Better than We Ever Could

If you’re still looking for an LVN program in California, we hope you’ll spend some time reading about why we were named the #1 nursing school in the state. We could list our many accomplishments and the overall strength of our program, but...
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5 Steps to Negotiating Your Way to a Higher Nursing Salary

It takes a lot of energy, time, concentration, and motivation to become an LVN. You may already be planning steps to transition into a career as an RN or figuring out how to navigate the a brand new and rewarding career as an LVN. No matter where you...
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How to Transition from an LVN to an RN

The advantage of enrolling in a vocational nurse program is beneficial for many people who want, or need, to start their nursing careers as quickly as possible. Once you become an LVN, you can start gaining valuable job experience sooner than enrolling...
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California Nurses and LVNs: Five Ways to Honor Nurses For National Nurses Week

Every year, for National Nurses Week, there are plenty of headlines about nurse honorees in California who have been awarded local, regional and even national awards. Before it rolls around again, before your employer leaves a plant and a card on your...
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Welcome to National Nurses Week

Every year, from May 6 through May 12, the American Nurses Association (ANA) supports National Nurses Week to celebrate the contribution of the literal backbone of the healthcare industry. These dates aren’t arbitrary: May 12 is Florence Nightingale’s...
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Too Good to Be True: Inspiring Real Life Nursing Stories

Somewhere there must be a statistic of just how many heroic things nurses do every minute of every day. There seems to be no end to the level of generosity and compassion that nurses show both to their patients and complete strangers alike. We love to...
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5 Nurses Who Are 21st Century Heroes

We all know that nurses perform heroic acts as part of the job. Some, though, go beyond the call of duty on their time off. There are dozens of stories like this out there because nurses are never one to back down from an emergency or a crisis. Still,...
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CDI named Best LVN School in California

It isn’t often that you get to brag, but we’re about to do just that. CDI was just named by PracticalNursing.org as the number one LVN program in California for 2017. We certainly strive to provide the best attention to our students that we...
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10 Career Tips for Nursing Students

Even if you just started your first week of nursing school, it’s an excellent good time to start thinking about how to prepare for your eventual job search. It’s not that far down the road, after all, especially if you’ve enrolled in...
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Five Steps to Survive Long Nursing Shifts

Even when you’re brand new to nursing school, it doesn’t take long to hear the rumblings of how to survive the professional realities of long and overnight shifts. We have some tips from the pros to help you not just survive but thrive as...
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CDI’s Great Nurses in History Series: Florence Nightingale

Nurses and their profession have evolved throughout history. While the practice of nursing predates the founding of the Catholic church, it became a recognized profession in the mid-1800s. The modern nursing movement was born thanks to the ardent efforts...
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Myth of LVN Programs Online

While online education has become increasingly common and popular, online nursing programs may not be entirely appropriate for achieving the dream of becoming a licensed vocational nurse. If you’re looking to understand the difference between an...
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Attention All Nursing Students: 5 Tips to Avoid Burnout

Change can be exhilarating, and there’s nothing quite like the excitement that comes with embarking on a new program and, with it, a new career. Now that the stress of school, or your nursing career, is truly upon you, it’s time to learn how...
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Understanding LVNs: 5 Most Common Misunderstandings

A licensed vocational nurse, more commonly called licensed professional nurses (LPNs) outside of California, share many of the same duties and responsibilities as registered nurses. Read more below to learn how invaluable vocational nurses are in healthcare....
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Five Reasons to Enroll at CDI

Learn more about becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  Find out more about how CDI gets you licensed and working in 13 months.  The Career Development Institute has been educating new nurses and kickstarting their exciting new careers in healthcare...
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5 Main Differences Between an LVN and an RN

Congratulations on making the decision to enter the expanding healthcare field. If you’re investigating your options for a nursing degree, understanding the difference between a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) or a registered nurse (RN) can be overwhelming....
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