2018 AADNS: DNS – Certification Workshop


  • Certification Requirements

    To earn the DNS-CT certification, candidates must:

    > Hold a current RN license
    > Have the equivalent of two years of full-time long-term or post-acute care experience, with a minimum of one year of experience either as a DNS or relevant nursing leadership experience
    > Pass the DNS-CT certification exam with a score of 80% or better

    The DNS-CT certification is valid for four years. See the Candidate Handbook on the AADNS website for recertification requirements.

  • Agenda

    Sample Agenda !

    Workshop includes:

    Leadership & Management for the Nurse Leader (CE: 4.0 hours)
    Risk Management for the Nurse Leader (CE: 4.0 hours)
    Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for the Nurse Leader (CE: 3.75)
    Human Resource Management for the Nurse Leader (CE: 4.0 hours)
    Survey Readiness 24/7/365 for the Nurse Leader (CE: 3.75 hours)
    Survey Management and Enforcement for the Nurse Leader (CE: 4.0 hours)
    Compliance and Ethics Essentials for the Nurse Leader (CE: 4.0 hours)
    Essential Business Skills for the Nurse Leader (CE: 4.0)
    MDS and Medicare Process Essentials for the Nurse Leader (CE: 5.0)
    Care Management and Surveillance Systems for the Nurse Leader (CE: 4.0)

    Master Teachers: Linda Winston & Barbara Bates

    Linda Winston, RN, MSN, BSN, BS, C-NE, RAC-CT, C-NE/MT
    Linda has been a nurse with over 30 years, with close to 15 years as a director of nursing. Linda has a diversified background in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator, and administration.
    Linda’s focus on improving resident care has provided her with the opportunity to attain knowledge through education and leadership in the areas of the current survey and certification process, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    Linda’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Nursing, certification through the AANAC as a Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC-CT) and Master Teacher for the Certified Nurse Executive program. As a participant in the School of Public Health University of Albany’s GoldSTAMP Program, she has worked to improve the prevention and care of pressure ulcers across healthcare settings. Linda is a per diem Pro Care consultant with Leading Age New York.
    As an outstanding leader in the implementation of new systems as well as leading teams through change, Linda has been recognized with several awards, including the Alumni Award from Duquesne University in 2004; a member of the team receiving the Commissioner’s Award in New York State in 2010; and most recently in 2014, the recognition as a Patriotic Employer by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer of the National Guard and Reserve.

    Handouts will be provided to attendees electronically for this workshop. Students can download the materials to her/his device of choice to bring to the workshop. Students also have the option to download and print the materials. Access information will be sent via email to each student prior to the beginning of the workshop.

  • Hotels

    Country Inn & Suites– Boise West
    3355 East Pine Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642
    208 639-3300

    Hotel is 100% Non-smoking (outside smoking area is available) & No Pets.

    Amenities include: Complimentary airport taxi, hot Breakfast, high speed internet in every room, indoor pool & Jacuzzi hot tub, Business Center, Fitness Center, book lending Library, guest laundry. Spacious rooms include refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel is located within walking distance to dining where most guests receive up to 20% off meals exclusive to this hotel.

    Reservations may be made online or calling the hotel directly. Preferred rate is $99/night (does not include taxes). Click on this LINK to register.

    SpringHill Suites by Marriot – Boise
    6325 N. Cloverdale Rd.
    Boise, ID 83713

    To reserve a room at the courtesy rate, go to:  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boish-springhill-suites-boise/ and use booking code 708.

    Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 208.939.8266 or 888.236.2427. A preferred corporate rate to Idaho Health Care Association is 15% off the “Best Available Rate”. These rates do not include applicable state and local taxes.

    Traveler Benefits include: Free parking, complimentary Breakfast Buffet, complimentary wireless or wired internet access, daily newspaper, use of on-site fitness center & indoor heated pool, Business Center and 24/7 Market. The hotel will provide shuttle service from the hotel to the IHCA office and back provided you make arrangements with the front desk, in advance.

  • Fees

    AADNS rules require pre-payment for this event. You will not be allowed to attend the training unless you have pre-paid!!

    • Per Person Rate (Non AADNS Member) = $850
    • Per Person Rate (AADNS Member) = $575

    Join AADNS before registering for the workshop to secure the best pricing possible. Membership with AADNS is $199/year, saving you a total of $101 on both membership + workshop registration.

    Registration for the workshop does include the certification exam.

    Pre-registration required.

    Cancellations & No-Show Policy: AADNS and/or the training partner are not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements. Attendee cancellations must be submitted in writing to the AADNS office via email to workshops@AADNS-LTC.org. All cancellations received seven business days prior to the start date of the workshop will be refunded in full, minus a $50 processing fee. Refunds for cancellations received fewer than seven days prior to the start date of the workshop will not be issued, except for an emergency or a visit from State Surveyors. Registration fees cannot be transferred to another AADNS program.

Registration Now Open!