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 […]

Keeping Cool: 5 Ways Nurses Deal with Tough Patients

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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

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]