Your Earning Potential as an LVN in California: How Does it Compare?

No matter where you are in your current career path: you deserve to receive a fair and competitive wage.

Investing in your education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. As you research different careers, you’re probably also researching programs at both trade schools and 4-year colleges/universities.  Today, young people are more interested than ever in becoming a nurse. With thousands of nurses all over the country getting closer to […]

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 […]

LVN Open House This February

Ever thought of pursuing a career in nursing but didn’t know where to start? We here at CDI are having an Open house! Come join us and learn more about our program, tour the campus, and meet our staff! We are excited to meet and help you figure out a plan to balance life’s obligations […]

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 […]

Our LVN Graduates Say it Better than We Ever Could

CDI Testimonials from LVN Graduates

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 it’s really our students that make our LVN school special. So: we […]

Welcome to National Nurses Week

The history of nurses week has deep roots.

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 birthday, and she remains a singular figure in the history of the field. What’s more, on May […]

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 […]

Five Steps to Survive Long Nursing Shifts

How to Survive the Night Shift as a Nurse

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 a new LVN. 1. Take Your Breaks When you get busy, […]