Match the LVN Role to Your Personality

Nursing Personality

For anyone new to nursing or considering enrolling in an LVN program, it makes perfect sense that you’d have questions about what kind of LVN role is ideal for your personality. Your studies and certification will enable you to work in a number of nursing capacities at a variety of facilities. Throughout your career, you […]

Five Common Myths About LVNs in California

A common misconception is that a licensed vocational (or practical) nurse is that they aren’t really nurses. Yes, becoming a registered nurse (RN) requires more schooling and RNs have different opportunities than an LVN. However, becoming a vocational nurse does mean that you are licensed, that you can deliver excellent care to patients and that […]

What is the Role of a Cardiac Nurse?

What is the Role of a Cardiac Nurse?

As our students get ready to start their careers as LVNs in California, we love to engage and inform them about what kind of a career path is waiting for them once they start working. In honor of Valentine’s Day, what better specialty to discuss than cardiac nursing? What is a Cardiac Nurse? Cardiac care […]

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. We broke down some reasons why below so we can all understand […]

5 Nurses Who Are 21st Century Heroes

hese are off-duty nurses who, faced with a crisis, jumped into professional mode and did what they do, quite literally, all the time.

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, we thought these remarkable people deserved […]

10 Career Tips for Nursing Students

Differences Between LVN and RN

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 an accelerated program. We’ve put together some tips to make sure that you […]

Earn More Money Now as an LVN

Nurse Salary

An LVN Degree Could Help You Earn More Than a Bachelor’s Degree There’s no question that, in 2017, you need some kind of secondary education after high school to get a stable, well-paying job. For many generations, the obvious step after graduation was right into enrollment at a four-year college or university. Recent information shows […]

Attention All Nursing Students: 5 Tips to Avoid Burnout

LVN Foods for School

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 to manage the physical, intellectual, and emotional stress of becoming a […]

Learn How CDI Started

We are here for our LVN students and encourage them to come to us for questions, concerns, support and council. When students enroll to CDI, they are made a promise– a quality education coupled with an unforgettable experience. There’s a reason why students love CDI and it’s leadership at the school.  Read an interview with […]

Why Students Choose CDI

Change your life and become a nurse.  Learn what recent LVN graduates have to say and why they picked CDI over other schools. Diego: When I started school, it was… I liked it a real lot. It was… even though it’s far from my, from home, I told myself, “You know, I could come here […]