CDI Named Best LVN Program in Los Angeles!

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If there’s anything that one of our graduates will tell you, it’s that we work very hard to prep our LVN students on everything it takes to become a nurse in California. That includes hands-on practicum hours in real-life healthcare settings. It also includes working with our job counselors to make sure our students excel during interviews, and have the kind of resumes that will get the right interest from decision makers.

We work even harder to make sure that the first time you take the NCLEX-PN, you pass. As a nursing school in Los Angeles, we don’t just do this work for us. We do this work for the profession of nursing, and to ensure that when our students walk out of our doors, they are prepared for success. 

We’re very proud to announce that we were just named the number-one nursing program and LVN school in Los Angeles.

Best LVN Program in Los Angeles

There are so many LVN programs in California, it can be hard to know where to start. Students often rely on ranking sites to help. After all, picking the right nursing school in California is one of the most important decisions you can make when you’re entering the nursing career.

Becoming a nurse is a huge commitment, and prospective nurses need as much information as possible. It’s why we are so honored Nursing Schools Almanac ranked CDI as the top LVN program in Los Angeles! Not only did we rank as the highest in our own city, but we’re also ranked 13th overall in the entire state!

How Nursing Schools Almanac Picked CDI as a Top Ranked LVN School in California 

Nursing Schools Almanac is very specific in their selection criteria. This comes directly from the link (included above): 

“To help aspiring vocational nurses evaluate their options, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac has compiled an extensive database of student performance on the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. We analyzed this data over a lengthy period of time –- the past decade when possible — to calculate each program’s NCLEX pass rate among first-time test-takers.”

The site analyzed test data from 2011 to 2020 for first time NCLEX-PN test takers. The pass rate for CDI students was 93.2%.

Image: Taken from the 2021 Rankings of Best Licensed Vocational Nursing Programs in California, Nursing Schools Almanac 

What that track record shows is not only is our Los Angeles-based LVN program successful in attracting students, but also becoming an LVN is even more popular in 2021 than ever before. Taken from the article: 

“California’s LVN graduates can expect a positive job outlook and competitive salaries. Expected employment growth for licensed vocational nurses is 9% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. The state’s LVNs earn an average annual salary of $64,090, more than $15,000 above the national average according to recent data (May 2020) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Indeed, only the state of Alaska has a higher average salary for the role, and no state employs more LVNs than California.”

CDI Also Named Best LVN School in California in 2017

While 2017 may seem like forever ago to many of you, we’ll never forget when a similar site,, named us the best LVN Program in California. At the time, the site examined 130 state-approved LVN schools in California, and we had the highest pass rate of any of the other programs they analyzed. In response to that ranking, our founder and president Janis k. Newton had this to say: 

“We believe that solid preparation is not only important, it’s part of our job. There are many ways we train nurses for their careers, but it has to start with their being legally allowed to practice nursing in the state of California. The NCLEX is crucial for all of them and it’s always flattering when someone else officially recognizes the job we’re doing.”


How Does CDI Succeed?

In a word: practice. We help you practice, and we help you practice a ton. The NCLEX-PN review is a cornerstone of our LVN program curriculum. Our teachers, counselors, and staff provide practice exams to get you ready and increase your self-confidence well before you take the real thing. Our extensive tutoring and hands-on instruction also help prepare you for both the exam itself as the real-world challenges of a nursing career. 

CDI’s experienced staff provides individual, tailored guidance for each student before they take the test on their own. Our passion is giving our students the knowledge and confidence they need to conquer the nursing field. It’s how we help take the dream of becoming a nurse in California and make it a reality.

Ready to make your dream a reality? CDI’s accelerated program can get you working in the field in as little as 13 months. We provide financial aid assistance, and plenty of one-on-one time with our counselors. Once you’re here, it’s like you’ve joined our family. 

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