Do you know the difference between a LVN and a LPN? It’s fine if you don’t. Most people don’t. It’s all about where you practice nursing in the USA. According to Wikipedia, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in much of the United States and most Canadian provinces is a nurse who cares for people who […]

Nursing School Study Tips

There are many ways to study for LVN class.  Nursing tests can be challenging.  One thing we recommend is to take practice tests.  Grab what you can and just learn from your mistakes.  Yes, you need to read the material and listen in class, but try to get used to taking NCLEX tests and prepare […]

Best NCLEX Study Prep

LVN or LPN Study

Do you ever wonder how to become a nurse? Look no further! CDI (Career Development Institute, Inc.) is one of the best LVN programs in Los Angeles. We have an accelerated vocational nursing school that offers small classes. Our top nursing school is here for you at a reasonable price. Our mission is to help […]

Nursing Tips for Great Care

Great Tips for Nurses

Becoming an LVN isn’t easy.  You want to learn from the best and CDI’s nursing program in Los Angeles is an accredited program in southern California.  We continue to look around the web for interesting articles that further the education of students here on the west coast and across the globe. Once graduating, your everyday […]

Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill You

Nurse Education Opinion Article

By Emily Gurnon There is no doubt that doctors make mistakes, just like people in every other profession. Who hasn’t heard of a surgeon who removed the wrong organ or a gynecologist who missed the symptoms of ovarian cancer? Of course, when doctors fall short, the consequences can be deadly. They rightly should face more […]

Helpful Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Differences Between LVN and RN

An instructional video on the right way to move, redirect and feed dementia patients.  Nurses in the LVN profession can get a refresher by watching this quick video.

Caring for Our Aging Parents: TedX

As our nation’s population, and indeed, the population of the world ages, adult children are becoming the primary caregivers – and unsung heroes – for their aging parents. Becoming informed advocates so that we can better love our parents and ourselves as we age will help businesses, communities, and individual families cope with the coming […]

Basic Skills for LVN Nurses


LVN skills such as maintaining personal hygiene and assisting patients with food and fluid intake are often dubbed ‘basic’, but are vital for improving health and wellbeing.

Compassion fatigue: Are you at risk?

Caring Takes Energy

Nursing Perils For many of us, nursing isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are. Most of us became nurses because we care about people and want to make a difference in their lives. Over time, nurses develop a nursing intuition and a working knowledge of disease and trauma. Our intuition, knowledge, and caring […]

Caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries

Care and Vocational Nurses

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Describe the pathphysiology of traumatic brain injury. Discuss appropriate assessment of patients with TBIs. Identify nursing and medical interventions for patients with TBIs. Hours: 1.9 CE hours Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating, with death the worst-case scenario. In patients who survive, TBIs can cause a wide range of problems. Some of these […]