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Health Support Professional

Want to become a CNA and help others? This engaging and interactive learning environment will allow you to gain the skills to support the basic needs of your clients and to provide the care needed to maintain their health and support specific conditions.

You'll train in a safe training environment with a wide variety of lab activities that will prepare you for your dual certification as a Prepare to Care Health Support Professional and a Certified Nurse Aide.

Additionally, this training will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to continue your education in other healthcare fields such as nursing.

Training Modules


Obtain basic knowledge and an introduction to the direct care profession. Core competencies include:

  • Professionalism
  • Person-Centered Approach
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Infection Control
  • Documentation
  • Mobility Assistance and Worker Safety
Personal Activities of Daily Living Services to assist and individual in meeting their basic needs.
Health Monitoring and Maintenance Services that support and maintain an individual's health and provide functional support for certain conditions.

Class Information

Class date: February 1–March 24, 2021 on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00–5:00pm
Location: Main Campus–Buchanan Hall
Cost: $799 – includes all handouts, textbook, and exams.

Financial assistance may be available for qualifying individuals.


Register online for Prepare to Care: Health Support Specialist or call 319-296-4290.

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    Cedar Falls Center
    319-266-6772 (fax)
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    Health Coordinator

    Melissa Smith
    319-296-2329, ext.3004
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