Founded in 2008 by Edwviges “Vicky” Castillo MSNed, RN, CNE, FACETS Healthcare Training has evolved from offering boutique healthcare services in Phoenix, Arizona, to becoming a leading online provider of Nursing Assistant Test Prep. Today, we serve all 50 U.S. states and territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
What We Offer:
• We service individual student customer, nurse aide training programs, and practicing healthcare professionals.
• A comprehensive online test bank with over 3,000 questions.
• We are a complete learning management system (LMS) designed specifically for nurse aide training programs.
• State-specific skills videos and a skills test bank that align with Credentia, Prometric, and Headmaster (Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Wyoming).
• Additional resources include math test banks, case studies, lesson plans, quizzes, handouts, mock skills sheets, and webinars.
• Innovative tools for tracking student study time, essential for managing training hours.
• Spanish content.
Our Commitment: FACETS Healthcare Training is a credible resource for nurse aide test prep content. Our content is crafted by experienced nurse aide educators and our skills videos are produced by professional videographers, ensuring quality and relevance. Our mission is to revolutionize the healthcare workforce and make a global impact by delivering accurate, affordable, and accessible online training resources. We provide comprehensive educational content to learners, healthcare training providers, and directly to healthcare professionals. This approach ensures that we equip educators with top-notch training tools as well as empower the healthcare workforce with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver quality patient care. We aim to ensure every student passes their certification test on the first try.
Making a Difference: We are passionate about providing quality cost-effective content to under-resourced and underrepresented individuals and organizations. At FACETS Healthcare Training, we believe in empowering the next generation of healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, foster innovation, and achieve excellence in healthcare education.
In 2008, Edwviges “Vicky” Castillo founded FACETS Healthcare Training, LLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Though her legal name is Edwviges, she laughingly says she goes by Vicky because her name is so difficult to pronounce and only her mother and grandmother call her by her given name. In 1968 she immigrated from Mexico to Phoenix, Arizona with her parents and her 8 siblings. As the 6th of 9 children and only 2 girls, growing up was a rough and tumble experience which would serve her well throughout life. Since 1968, she has seen many changes both in Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun, and in her life journey. Speaking Spanish as her first language she understands firsthand the challenges experienced by ESL speakers and at every opportunity encourages her students to persevere despite language barriers and many life difficulties, telling them “If I can do it, so can you”.
Vicky considers herself an Arizona native, only living two years in Nevada. She completed her entire education in Arizona. From grade school in west Phoenix, moving on to graduate in 1981 from historical Phoenix Union High School with High Distinction. In 1986 she obtained her associate's degree in nursing from Phoenix College and in 2005 completed her bachelor’s degree in Global Management and Leadership from Arizona State University earning a Cum Laude designation. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2013 from the University of Phoenix.
Vicky’s 36+ years of nursing practice have taken her on a most extraordinary journey of touching many lives and in turn, is equally rewarded. Her practice experiences include medical/surgical nursing at the then Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, home health care, public health nursing, correctional nurse, director of TB Control, hospice care, ADN/LPN nursing instructor, RN Test Observer, CNA educator, and as the executive director for a very successful and the largest nursing assistant school in Arizona. Each practice area contributed profoundly to her professional and personal tapestry, but the most rewarding work areas have been as a hospice nurse and as an educator.
Vicky is also greatly blessed with two exceptional sons whom she says if she had to make a list of the qualities she would want in her sons, they would be exactly who they are. She enjoys traveling, exercising, gardening with her husband, and cooking for her sons, husband, and friends!
1987 Registered Nurse State of Arizona expires 04/01/2025
2013 Registered Nurse State of Nevada expired 2015/2016
1986 Associates Degree in Nursing, Phoenix College, Arizona
2005 Baccalaureate Degree in Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University, honors Cum Laude
2013 Master of Science in Nursing Education, University of Phoenix, Arizona
2019-2024 Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing
2022 Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
01/19-7/19 CNA Program Coordinator at Academy for Caregiving Excellence in Tucson, Arizona
08/18-12/18 Clinical instructor for ADN students & CNA instructor for lectures, labs, and clinicals at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona.
10/08-01/13 & 01/15-01/18: Instructor for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) & Patient Care Technician (PCT) Programs. Executive Director, Director of Nursing, CNA Program Coordinator at Arizona Medical Training Institute, Mesa, Arizona.
12/09-05/18: RN Test Observer, Mentor Test Observer, Lead Facilitator for CNA Instructor Workshops throughout Arizona. Certified Medication Assistants (CMA) RN Test Observer Headmaster, Phoenix, Arizona.
03/13-01/15: Instructor for ADN and LPN nursing students at Kaplan College, Las Vegas, Nevada.
07/10-03/11: Instructor Nursing Assistant Program, CNA Program Coordinator at Brookline College, Phoenix, Arizona.
Eric is an aspiring business owner, inventor, and developer. The majority of his work is centered around his hobbies, which include computers, microcircuits, radios, and automation. He graduated from Arizona State University with his bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering and entered into software security. Four years later, Eric decided to pick up something new and chose web development for a personal project. He liked it so much he left work to pursue full stack development as a main source of income.
Vicky's sons and Eric were friends all through childhood and have spent 20 years growing up together. Eric was excited when he was asked to work on FACETS Healthcare Training and started right away. Months later the FACETS Healthcare Training platform was born! Watching the website grow and adding new features is one of Eric's favorite things to do, and he is looking forward to the challenge of expanding the site to accomodate its users.
In her free time, she loves to cook for Eric (her future husband). She was excited to finish her degree and to start working with FACETS Healthcare Training. Watching FACETS Healthcare Training grow from a mere idea to a national company has been exciting and rewarding!