LVN vs. LPN: Is there a Difference in 2022?

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What is an LVN vs. an LPN, and why do you see both terms used interchangeably?  For those interested in becoming a licensed nurse, the terms LVN vs. LPN is a bit confusing.   If you’ve just started looking for LVN programs in California, it can be especially unclear. Spoiler: They’re basically the same thing.   Is […]

The Most Common FAQs About Becoming an LVN in Los Angeles

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It’s no secret that there’s a large demand for nurses and LVNs. Beyond job security, there are plenty of reasons to become a nurse. Whether it’s being in a stable industry, the substantial pay, or the reward of helping people, you’ll be sure to benefit from living out your dream of becoming a nurse when […]

Three Steps to to Becoming an LVN in Los Angeles

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Becoming an LVN in California isn’t a career. We think of it more as a calling. It’s also one of the most popular career choices amongst young people right now, so much so that four-year nursing programs are turning away students in record numbers.  Why does the world need so many LVNs right now? It’s […]

How Much Does an LVN Make in California…and Other Common Questions about LVNs

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CDI has been training nurses since 1998. Throughout our history, we’ve witnessed many students become successful LVNS. It’s why we say this: Nursing isn’t just a career. It’s a calling.  Making the decision to start your career as a nurse is a huge step. Students come to our LVN program because it offers an accelerated […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pandemic Creating More Demand for Nurses, LVNs in California

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Here at CDI, we’ve been spreading the word about the nursing shortage for a long time. Retiring nurses (often called the “silver tsunami”), an aging population, and the increased popularity of the profession putting a strain on nursing schools are just three reasons that there will be an ongoing shortfall of nurses well into the […]

Match the LVN Role to Your Personality

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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 […]

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

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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 […]