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Community Highlights: Meet Devica Thompson-Pratt of Heaven Leigh CNA Training Academy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Devica Thompson-Pratt. 

Hi Devica, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
During the pandemic, I was looking for how I could help with the home health aide shortage that I was experiencing In My home care company. So, I decided to start the Cna school. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been a smooth ride, sometimes it’s difficult filling the classes. So sometimes I would have 1 student in a class. It doesn’t seem exciting for the individual student because there is not a lot of interaction. So, to decrease that issue I just have night classes and a hybrid program. Which has been great so far 

We’ve been impressed with Heaven Leigh CNA Training Academy LLC, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The training center trains individuals to become certified nursing assistant. Many people do not know that being a CNA is the foundation of the healthcare field. I pride myself on producing some of the best CNA in the state. My focus is enforcing good quality care. I’m not in it for just the money I’m here to pour my all into my students, and it shows. My students say to me that I have changed their lives, not just by assisting with the beginning of a career, but also in their own personal life. Frequently I hear them say you make me want to do more with myself, or you believed in me and now I believe in myself… Heaven Leigh is a brand in itself with multiple avenues. From obtaining your training for CNA certificate, testing to obtain you certification, getting a 2-year BLS training, working as an in-home aide, and traveling nationwide as a CNA, LPN, RN, Medical assistant, etc. 

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
In the next year, I plan to have over 200 students to come through my class. I am changing life’s day by day; my goals are to fill this health care gap that we are currently experiencing 


  • 800.00 for classes with payment plans
  • 1250.00 for hybrid classes with payment plan

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