Do you have what it takes to be an AADNS master teacher?

Becoming an AADNS Director of Nursing Services-Certified (DNS-CT) master teacher can propel you forward in your career. The requirements aren’t easy, but they’re not impossible either. It's a rigorous process that let’s you demonstrate your leadership ability and knowledge. As a master teacher, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Teach others and give back to your profession
  • Increase your income by teaching programs on behalf of AADNS
  • Be recognized as DNS-MT, a respected credential that distinguishes you in your field

Step 1: Determine if you meet the application qualifications

In order to apply to be an AADNS DNS-CT master teacher, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Hold a current RN license
  • Hold and maintain a current DNS-CT certification
  • Have a minimum of three full-time or equivalent years of experience as a director of nursing services
  • Have experience speaking at the state, national, or college level (in-services and corporate trainings do not fulfill this requirement)

Step 2: Submit your application

If you meet the requirements listed in above, then you may apply to be a DNS-CT master teacher. To apply:

  • Complete the application
  • Include a current resume reflecting a minimum of three full-time or equivalent years of experience as a director of nursing services 
  • Provide three letters of recommendation 
  • Provide evaluations from at least three speaking engagements at the state, national, or college level that show scores of at least 90% or higher or the equivalent (in-services and corporate trainings do not fulfill this requirement)
  • Email application and supporting materials to Annette Hall at ahall@AADN-LTC.org

Step 3: Pass an oral exam

Once your application has been accepted, you will then be required to take an oral exam and obtain a score of 80% or higher. The fee for the oral exam is $300. If candidate does not pass on the first attempt, a second attempt may be made after a 90-day waiting period (additional $300). If the candidate does not pass the oral exam on the second attempt, the candidate is required to wait one year from the date of the first oral exam before taking the exam again.

 

For more information, contact Annette Hall, AADNS Education Director, at 844.796.9634 or ahall@AADNS-LTC.org.