How to Become a Nurse in California

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There are more and more people who are interested in becoming a nurse in California. We can think of a few reasons why. One, it’s a well-paying job, with LVNs ranked amongst the top 25 highest-paid professions by job search site Indeed.com. Two, nurses are also one of the most in-demand careers. According to the […]

Advice for New Nurses

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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 […]

Our LVN Graduates Say it Better than We Ever Could

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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

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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 […]

California Nurses and LVNs: Five Ways to Honor Nurses For National Nurses Week

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Every year, for National Nurses Week, there are plenty of headlines about nurse honorees in California who have been awarded local, regional and even national awards. Before it rolls around again, before your employer leaves a plant and a card on your desk, ask your team and your supervisor how you can plan ahead for […]

10 Career Tips for Nursing Students

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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 […]

Deciding on an LVN School in Los Angeles

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Deciding on a nursing school in Los Angeles is a choice that will impact the rest of your career. Before you register as a new student, it’s important to understand all the steps an institution needs to take to ensure that you will have a job at the end of your certification process. Please see […]

Exciting and Expanding Opportunities in Nursing

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Exciting and Expanding Opportunities in Nursing Take a look at these expanding employment opportunities for nurses that many healthcare professionals may know little about. Employment opportunities and career paths for nurses go way beyond just hospitals, assisted living facilities and home care nursing. In a recent article entitled “Up-and-Coming Nurse Niches”, Megan Malugani discusses four […]

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 […]

Nathaly Talks About Her CDI Experience

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Change your life today and become a nurse. Learn what recent LVN graduate, Nathaly says about her experience at CDI. CDI Interviewer: So how was your experience at CDI?  Nathaly: It was great. I really, really enjoyed it. I loved it. I really…it was a little challenging, it was actually challenging at the end, especially […]