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Expert MDS and QAPI Training

Check out our upcoming MDS seminars or get ready for QAPI with our AADNS' QAPI Certified Profesional (QCP) Prep Workshops

Linda Winston

Linda J. Winston, RN, MSN, BS, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-CT

QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

Linda has been a nurse with over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administration.

Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.


Barbara Bates, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT

QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

Barbara's 35 year nursing career included 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management.

As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator and coach in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

QAPI Training: AADNS QCP Prep Workshop
October 25-26 in Rochester NY

Register Online.  Discounted registration fee for this event only! Register online with promo code: QCP102517 to receive the $75 discount.

The comprehensive QAPI Certified Professional Prep Course takes you step-by-step through the five QAPI elements, enabling you to complete Application Activities that will help you evaluate where you are today, where you need to be, and how best to get there with QAPIs.

This course was developed by AANAC's sister association the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) and prepares you to take the QCP certification exam.

Where: Fairport Baptist Home, 4646 Nine Mile Point Road, Rochester NY 14450
When:  October 25th and 26th
Course: AADNS QCP Prep Workshop
Cost: $350 for AANAC Members, $650 for non-members with PROMO CODE
CE: 15 CE's through AAPACN accredited by ANCC and in conjunction with NAB


Medicare - Skilled Versus Custodial
September 27 - Private Event

Private Seminar for a Maryland Hospital.

Call (954) MDS-3-ADL to bring "Medicare - Skilled Versus Custodial" to your facility!

Understanding Quality Measures
October 18th - Private Event

Understanding Quality Measures and how each person can make a difference.

Call (954) MDS-3-ADL to bring "Understanding Quality Measures" to your facility!

RAC-CT Certification
Coming in 2018 to Rochester NY

Pending approval by AANAC, MDS Consultants will deliver the RAC-CT Certification Course in Rochester, NY at a location to be determined on March 20-22, 2018 and September 18-20, 2018.

Call (954) MDS-3-ADL to bring bring this training to your facility!

AADNS QCP Prep Workshop

Get the tools you need to prepare for and implement QAPI-mandated regulations in your long-term care facility with AADNS' preparatory workshop for QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) certification. Implementing quality assurance and process improvement (QAPI) strategies is nothing new in long-term care. Following these principles helps you fulfill your mission to provide the best possible care and quality of life for residents. What is new are the formal QAPI government standards and regulations.

  • Implement the five elements of the QAPI program.
  • Evaluate your facility and create an ongoing improvement plan for your facility.
  • Help your team understand and be involved in the process.
  • Apply QAPI principles effectively.
  • $425

    Current AANAC or AADNS member Workshop Registration

  • $725

    Non-Member Workshop Registration

  • $624

    Get a one-year AANAC membership for $199 and Member QCP pricing of $425

AADNS QCP Prep Workshop - 2 Days

An effective QAPI process and program will take you beyond compliance and enable your facility to truly transform the care you provide residents. Increase your knowledge by attending a two-day QAPI education workshop that will help you prepare for the comprehensive QCP certification exam.

To implement quality assurance and process improvement (QAPI) strategies in long-term care effectively, you need strong nurse leadership. To achieve that leadership, follow the QAPI principles taught in this course to help you fulfill your mission to provide the best possible care and quality of life for your resident.

Your QAPI certification:

  • Proves your expertise to implement the scientific QAPI process
  • Inspires your team to be involved in the QAPI program
  • Shows you’re a leader in your facility by investing in your QAPI knowledge
  • Keeps you marketable in the competitive long-term care nursing field

This two-day workshop will complement your nursing expertise with QAPI knowledge and skills to lead your team in quality initiatives. Workshops are taught by individuals who go through rigorous requirements to become Master Teachers and who are experts in the field.

Courses Include:

  • Design and Scope for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Governance and Leadership for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Feedback, Data Systems, and Monitoring for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Performance Improvement Projects for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Workshop Information:

  • Schedule: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Handouts are provided
  • Lunch is provided

Who Should Enroll?

  • Directors of Nursing Services
  • QAPI Managers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Nurse Managers
  • RNs and LPNs
  • Social Service Directors
  • Activities Directors
  • Staff Development Directors

Nursing Continuing Education Hours

The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing AAPACN* is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The QCP 2-day workshop is approved for 15 CEs.

AAPACN* works in conjunction with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) to provide nursing home administrators with continuing education credit for any AADNS workshop attended.

*The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) is the parent organization to AADNS.

Completion Requirements

CEs for the two-day workshop are based upon actual classroom attendance for the duration of the scheduled educational activity verified through sign-in sheets. If a student must leave before the activity is schedule to end or is late arriving, he/she will not receive full CE credit. Partial credit may be awarded. Each attendee, based on sign-in sheets/attendance, will receive the CE certificate upon completion of the education activity. The final certification exams are not a requirement for claiming a CE certification for the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

AADNS and the training partners are not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements.


Commercial support provided to AADNS or the training partner has in no way influenced or biased the content of the education activity. AADNS does not endorse commercial products or services within the education program. No AADNS Master Teacher has any conflicts of interest to disclose.

Certification Exam
The QCP certification exam is sold separately for $99 (member)/$198(non-member). Upon purchase, you will have access to the examination in the online Classroom. To purchase an AADNS membership ($199) or a QCP certification exam (member $99, non-member $198) please email or call 720-379-6739.  To earn the credential you, must hold a current, active healthcare professional license and pass the examination with a score of 80% or better.