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 […]

5 Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Favorite Nurse

Is there a nurse in your life who has made a huge impact on you? Whether you have a nurse in your family who shows up every day for you and their patients, or if you are one of those patients who wants to share some extra love with a nurse who helped you survive […]

From Nurse to Member of Congress

Testimonials-CDI

It’s easy to get swept up in the idea of what could come with a nursing degree and a nursing career. Where will it take you? How can you serve and improve your community? We thought we’d take a look at professionals who decided to follow the call and run for office. It takes a […]

Keeping Cool: 5 Ways Nurses Deal with Tough Patients

Tough Patients

Every nurse will tell you that relationship management is as important to the job, if not more so, as the vast medical knowledge that every career nurse has in their arsenal. Nurses face all types of challenges in dealing with patients both in and out of a hospital environment. Whether you are a career nurse […]

Our Favorite National Nurses Week 2018 Stories

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

Our Favorite National Nurses Week 2018 Stories If you’re unfamiliar with the week that recognizes the uniformly remarkable contributions that nurses make to our society and our culture: it all started in 1954 in recognition, and on the 100th anniversary, of Florence Nightingale’s historic trip to Crimea during a brutal and deadly war. Every year, […]

Advice for New Nurses

Learn How to Work with Patients

The real growth curve for any new nurse starts the minute he or she graduates from nursing school and clocks in for that first shift. While your LVN or RN program provides you ample clinical hours: there’s nothing quite like the shock and thrill of your first professional nursing job. The initial months are going […]

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 […]

How to Transition from an LVN to an RN

LVN to RN Bridge Information

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 in a four-year institution and getting your bachelor’s degree. Many students also discover […]

Too Good to Be True: Inspiring Real Life Nursing Stories

There seems to be no end to the level of generosity and compassion that nurses show both to their patients and complete strangers alike.

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 share these stories because they often fly under the […]