Pandemic Creating More Demand for Nurses, LVNs in California

Become a Nurse During the Pandemic

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

National Nurses Weel

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 […]

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 […]