January 2024 Newsletter

Nurse Aide Test Prep

February 2024

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In my January 2024 newsletter, I ventured into controversial territory by suggesting the repeal of OBRA. Despite not knowing how this suggestion would be received, I believed that many of my peers in nurse aide training might share my critical view of the legislation. To my delight and affirmation, I received a unanimous and enthusiastic, "Yes, let's do it!" from colleagues nationwide. This unanimous agreement highlights the strong drive for change existing within our community.


While I could devote much time to discussing OBRA's numerous shortcomings in nurse aide training, I find it more constructive to shift our attention towards crafting solutions. Changing federal law represents a colossal challenge, yet I am a proponent that even the longest journeys begin with single steps. With this philosophy in mind, join me in taking a first step toward reform by signing the online petition, "REPEAL OBRA, Nurse Aide Training" on change.org.


In my March newsletter, I'll outline our next steps forward. Together, let's undertake this important venture, striving for an improved future in nurse aide training and tackling the pressing scarcity of CNAs with groundbreaking reforms. Stay tuned for updates.


Please share your thoughts. I'd love to hear from you.

Vicky Castillo MSN, RN, CNE/CEO/Founder

FACETS Healthcare Training, LLC


3 School Subscription Options


We offer three subscription plans tailored to fit the specific needs of your nurse aide training program. Below are the details for each option:

1. Standard: Present our content in your classroom or while sharing your screen in an online learning session. These accounts may only be used by the instructor, no student access is available.


2. Curriculum Integration (CI): Integrate our content into your curriculum and provide your students with access to allow for individual practice. With the CI subscription, each student must receive individual access/account. Features include: 

  • Access all of our materials
  • Create access codes so your students can register under your account
  • Track which videos your students watch, and how long they spend watching them
  • Track which quizzes your students take, their quiz grades, and what answers they chose
  • Sort our lesson plans to fit your curriculum

3. Curriculum Integration Plus (CI+): Integrate our content into your curriculum and grant your students access so they can practice on their own. With the CI+ subscription, each student must receive individual access/account. Features include:

  • All the functionality of Curriculum Integration (CI), and...
  • Upload custom skill videos
  • Upload custom lesson plans
  • Upload custom documents
  • Create cohorts, add your students to them, and assign assignments
  • Take attendance
  • Messaging (instructor-to-student, student-to-instructor, and,student-to-student)
  • Quick-add students without having to generate and distribute access codes
  • Manage your instructors' accounts (change name, email, password, and log in)

Refer to our subscription information and pricing by going to  FACETS Healthcare Training  > "I am an educator" > Choose your state > Choose your test vendor > see overview and pricing.


We offer various payment options including payment plans. Use our no-obligation  quote generator or contact us to schedule a discovery call here.

Spanish Quizzes

We're delighted to announce the launch of our eagerly awaited Spanish theory and math quizzes, available now at NO extra cost! This reflects our ongoing dedication to enhancing the value for our customers and recognizing the importance of supporting Spanish-language learners. Keep an eye out as we continue to translate more of our content into Spanish.

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Restorative Nurse Aide Hybrid Course

Are you interested in offering the restorative nurse aide hybrid course at your school or healthcare facility? Watch a tutorial video and download course information handouts here.


Learn more about our course development partners, Adaptive Equipment and Caregiving Corner here.

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California - Certified Nurse Assistant Program

Build and Develop your CNA Workforce with the California Certified Nurse Assistant Program (CNAP)!
CNAP is a $26 million multi-pronged awareness project focused on increasing the CNA workforce in California. CNAP provides financial award opportunities to support skilled nursing facilities (SNF) workforce initiatives. Since September 2023, CNAP granted over $460,575 and is actively accepting and processing 2024 awards. Learn more about the CNAP program, gain access to valuable resources, and complete your   CNAP application today to become a CNAP partner
Don’t miss our Career Board, open for all California SNFs to post their CNA jobs or training opportunities for FREE, connecting directly with potential candidates. 
Questions? Email Megan at mneel@cahf.org or visit yourcnastory.org
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California Nursing Assistant Educator's Conference  June 7 & 8, 2024

This event aims to bring California Nursing Assistant Educators together to discuss and learn about emerging trends, innovative ideas, and foster a community of support for the "forgotten" nursing assistant educator.


Join us on June 7 and 8, 2024 for an informative and immersive two-day conference to renew your spirit and learn from your colleagues and professionals who are involved in all aspects of Nursing Assistant Education. We look forward to seeing you! 10 CEH available.


Featured in the event's speaker roster is Vicky Castillo MSN, RN, CNE, founder and CEO of FACETS Healthcare Training. Additionally, you can meet Vicky personally at the exhibitor's booth.


Use discount code FACETS to receive $75 off an attendee online conference registration. Attendee information and registration here

Sponsorship opportunities, vendor registration, and information here


The Secret Cocktail's Mastermind Retreat

July 11-15, 2024

Every year for the past three years, CNA school owners throughout the country get together to learn tactics to grow their business at The Secret Cocktail's Mastermind Retreat. In past years participants learned to automate their businesses, incorporate AI, protect their brand with trademarks, leverage social media, and so much more. This year the event will focus on legacy and longevity. The event will include speakers who will focus on certifications, estate planning, and so much more. 
This year the event will be hosted in downtown Atlanta, Georgia from July 11-15, 2024. 
Information and registration here


National Association of Health Care Assistants

Get $200 off - thanks to the official NAHCA 2024 partner KARE


Ahoy, CNA community! 🚢✨ Embark on an unforgettable voyage where relaxation meets adventure, and learning blends with fun! Join us from November 7-11 on the majestic cruise ship Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas, casting off from Galveston, TX, for a spectacular journey to the vibrant shores of Cozumel, Mexico.


Did you know you do NOT have to be a CNA to attend? Bring a family member, spouse, partner, child, or friend. They must be at least 18 years of age and purchase the same room as you. Don't miss the boat on this extraordinary adventure – secure your spot now and get $200 off - a limited offer.


Cruise registration, sponsorship, and details here or contact Lisa Houck, NAHCA Director of Business Development & Relations at lhouck@nahcacna.org

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