Director of Nursing Services—Certified (DNS-CT) Certification Prep Workshop

Leesburg, VA: Monday, June 19, 2017 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With the DNS-CT credential behind your name, you show that you have the management skills and knowledge needed to master the challenges of being a DNS. Your credential indicates that you are a leader and that you know how to improve quality, communications, and resident care throughout the facility.

The DNS-CT credential is perfect for RNs with at least two years of experience who are directors of nursing services, nursing home administrators, vice presidents of clinical services, and other long-term care professionals with management responsibilities. The prep workshop is optional to earn the DNS-CT certification, but it is designed to help prepare you for the exam.

Topics Include:

  • Leadership & Management for the Nurse Leader
  • Human Resource Management for the Nurse Leader
  • Care Management and Surveillance Systems for the Nurse Leader
  • Essential Business Skills for the Nurse Leader
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for the Nurse Leader
  • Survey Readiness 24/7/365 for the Nurse Leader
  • Survey Management and Enforcement for the Nurse Leader
  • Quality Indicator Survey Essentials for the Nurse Leader
  • Risk Management for the Nurse Leader
  • MDS and Medicare Process Essentials for the Nurse Leader

The DNS-CT Prep Workshop provides up to 22.5 CEs for the three-day workshop.


Master Teacher: Amy Franklin, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT
Amy Franklin is a curriculum development specialist for American Association of Director of Nursing Services (AADNS). In her more than 20 years of healthcare service experience, she has served as corporate compliance officer, clinical consultant (multi-state), survey crisis manager, director of nursing, infection control officer, ICD-10 CM/PCS trainer (AHIMA), and MDS coordinator. She has spoken as a subject matter expert on clinical and reimbursement issues at regional and national levels. Amy is certified as an AANAC and AADNS Master Teacher in all their certification programs (RAC-CT, Medicare University, DNS-CT, and QCP-CT). Her expertise and practice include extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations, quality assurance, and all governmental payers’ reimbursement systems. She is currently devoted to developing and implementing practical, sustainable solutions for clinical and reimbursement systems that will promote high-quality, efficient care.


DNS-CT Certification Prep Workshop Schedule:

Monday, June 19, 2017

7 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Three-Day Director of Nursing Services (DNS-CT) Prep Workshop
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

7 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Three-Day Director of Nursing Services (DNS-CT) Prep Workshop
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7 – 8 am: Breakfast
8 am – 3 pm: Three-Day Director of Nursing Services (DNS-CT) Prep Workshop
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch

QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Certification Prep Workshop

Leesburg, VA: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As a QAPI Certified Professional (QCP), you have shown that you have the knowledge and experience to lead and guide your team in complying with the new proposed regulations. This credential demonstrates that you know how to prepare for and implement QAPI-mandated regulations in your facility.

The QCP certification is designed for licensed professionals with two years of experience who are directors of nursing services, QAPI managers, nursing home administrators, nurse managers, social services directors, activities directors, and staff development directors. The prep workshop is optional to earn the QCP certification, but is designed to help you prepare for the exam.

Topics Include:

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

The QCP Workshop provides up to 15 nursing CEs for the two-day workshop.


Master Teacher: Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-MT, QCP- MT

Amy Stewart was a legal nurse consultant for the law firm Hall, Prangle, Schoonveld (HPS), in Chicago. She has 20 years of experience in the post-acute healthcare industry, with expertise in the areas of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), clinical reimbursement, quality, and regulatory change.

Prior to joining HPS, Amy was the division director of reimbursement for 18 skilled nursing facilities in the Chicagoland area, part of a larger hospital system that participated in CMS innovative payment models. Previous roles include director of nursing, pharmacy quality consultant, wound care consultant, and MDS coordinator. Amy is an AANAC member and Master Teacher and was a presenter at the 2014 and 2016 AANAC national conferences. In her spare time, she enjoys bird watching and spending time with her two grown sons.


QCP Certification Prep Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

7 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Two-Day QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Prep Workshop
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7 – 8 am: Breakfast
8 am – 3 pm: Two-Day QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Prep Workshop
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch