History

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Paige Nowlin started nursing school at Galen College of Nursing in 2012. She graduated in 2014 as an LVN. She started working at a skilled nursing facility in New Braunfels, Texas as soon as she graduated. She worked there for two and a half years as a charge nurse but decided she wanted to pursue a career in teaching. She immediately fell in love with teaching and has been an instructor for over one year for the Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy Programs.

Dawn Castillo began her career as a substitute teacher in 2007 and quickly realized she loved teaching. After years of teaching she began taking some courses for nursing. Dawn became a CNA, Med Aide and Phlebotomist in 2016. During her Phlebotomy course she fell in love with it. She then realized that teaching Phlebotomy would be a career change she would love for many years to come. 

Melissa Pfanenstiel became a CNA in 2013 and a CPR instructor in 2014. She began working in administration for a school in 2013. She became very passionate about helping individuals in the community. Melissa also started helping students review for their state and national exams. After a very difficult time in her life she decided to open her own school. She was approached by Dawn Castillo and Paige Nowlin to partner with her to open this amazing career school. Then at Melissa's dining room table the three formulated a plan and put that plan into action. Career Academy of Training, LLC was established on March 2, 2018. Here we are today working and teaching together.

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Accreditation and Approvals

"Approved and Regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas."

"Approved and Regulated by the Texas Health and Human Services, Austin, Texas."

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Faculty and Staff

  

Paige Nowlin,LVN ……......School Director, Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy Instructor

Dawn Castillo….....………………………………………….....Phlebotomy Instructor

Melissa Pfanenstiel ………………………………………Assistant Program Director 

Kathryn Catlett , RN…………………..Program Director and Nurse Aide Instructor

Megan Examus………………………………………………………Representative

Plus several more amazing Nurse Aide Instructors

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Nurse Aide Training and Phlebotomy Training

Facilities and Equipment

  Career Academy of Training, LLC is located at 101 Uhland Rd Ste 106, San Marcos TX, 78666. Our school is 2,500 square feet and has access to four public restrooms on the same floor and four more public restrooms on the upper level. The school has an office, waiting area, three classrooms which seat 12 to 15 students, a clinical NATCEP lab and a Phlebotomy lab. The clinical NATCEP lab has two hospital beds, wheelchair, shelf with supplies needed for Nurse Aide Training, bedside commode, sink, scale, and all other supplies needed. The Phlebotomy lab has a draw table and two draw chairs, and shelving with all other supplies needed for Phlebotomy in San Marcos.