The Career Development Institute (CDI) School of Nursing is a premier family-owned-and-operated nursing school in Los Angeles, California, located at South Robertson Blvd. At CDI, students’ academic needs are carefully tailored and catered to; with small-size classes that allow for valuable one-on-one attention and free tutoring services, their goal is to graduate confident, skilled and knowledgeable students equipped to be successful nursing professionals.
CDI was founded in 1998 by Janis K. Newton, and offers a vocational nurse program that focuses on preparing for the NCLEX-PN Examination. Their graduates’ success rate in the exam over the past 11 quarters has been 100% - testament to their mission of encouraging and supporting their students to attain their professional goals within the nursing industry.
Apart from the VN program, the school also offers courses for Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide and Restorative Nursing Assistant. In 2003, CDI became the first nursing school to have a mobile classroom approved for its students. This allowed the school to expand its reach within the community and to engage at closer quarters with its members.
Accolades abound for CDI, and include consecutive Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance for every year since the school opened its doors to students.
CDI is approved for financial aid in the form of grants and loans, as well as scholarships. In 2012, all 195 full-time undergraduates in various programs received assistance in the form of grants and scholarships.
The following is a list of programs offered at Career Development Institute. Acutal programs offered may be different than the list of programs below.. For a complete list of programs available students may visit the school's website or call the school at (310) 559-0225.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (1,532 Hours)
Licensed practical nurse (LPN) program takes on average fourteen months to complete.
- Tuition estimate is $29,000*
- Required supplies and books: $1,680*
- Students usually complete the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program in 14 months
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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The overall cost students will pay at Career Development Institute is approximately $16,200 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$2,612|
|Student Loans (Federal)||9%||$8,556|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 18%.
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Career Development Institute.
- Central Nursing College in Los Angeles, CA (5 miles away)
- Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA (5 miles away)
- Marian College in Los Angeles, CA (5 miles away)
- Marian College - Van Nuys Campus in Van Nuys, CA (10 miles away)
- American Medical Sciences Center in Glendale, CA (10 miles away)