2018 AADNS Preconference Information and Schedule

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

National Harbor, MD: Monday, June 25, 2018 - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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 your facility. The course has been fully updated to include the new survey process, current quality reporting programs, and other LTC requirements. Attending the live workshop allows you to network with other nurse leaders. While the prep workshop is optional for earning the DNS-CT certification, you’ll gain a critical advantage in your preparation.

The DNS-CT credential is perfect for RNs with at least two years of experience as a director of nursing services, who are directors of nursing services, nursing facility administrators, vice presidents of clinical services, or other long-term care professionals with management responsibilities.

Topics Include:

  • Leadership and 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
  • Compliance and Ethics Essentials for the Nurse Leader
  • Risk Management for the Nurse Leader
  • MDS and Medicare Process Essentials for the Nurse Leader

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


Master Teacher: Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT
Amy Stewart is a curriculum development specialist for AADNS. Formerly, she 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, 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 a Master Teacher for both AADNS and AANAC curricla and presented at the 2016 and 2017 AADNS annual conferences.


DNS-CT Certification Prep Workshop Schedule:

Monday, June 25, 2018

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Certification Prep Workshop

National Harbor, MD: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

As a QAPI Certified Professional (QCP), you have shown that you have the knowledge and experience to guide your team in complying with the new regulations. This credential demonstrates that you know how to prepare for and implement QAPI-mandated processes 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 facility administrators, nurse managers, social services directors, activities directors, or staff development directors. While the prep workshop is optional for earning the QCP certification, you will gain a critical advantage in your preparation process to take the certification 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 two-day QCP Workshop provides up to 15 nursing CEs.


Master Teacher: Carol Hill, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, CPC

Carol Hill is president and primary consultant for Hill Educational Services, a long-term care consulting and training company. Carol is a graduate of the University of North Alabama, where she received her master’s degree in nursing in the teaching-learning track. For more than 25 years, she has been involved in the long-term care industry, working as an MDS coordinator, DON, ADON, case review expert, quality resource specialist, and consultant/trainer. She is Director of Nursing Services–Certified and is a Master Teacher for the Resident Assessment Coordinator and QAPI Certified Professional certification programs, in addition to being an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and a Certified Professional Coder. She has conducted MDS 3.0 trainings throughout the United States and has been a contributor to articles on the Minimum Data Set and Prospective Payment System.


QCP Certification Prep Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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 27, 2018

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