QCP Certification In-Person Workshop 10/19/2022 Beacon - Columbia, MD

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 an AAPACN QAPI certification 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. The QCP certification is designed for directors of nursing services, QAPI managers, nursing home administrators, nurse managers, social services directors, activities directors, and staff development directors.

Your registration includes two days of in-person instruction from a Master Teacher covering the five courses of the QCP program, access to the online materials used during the workshop, and access to the certification exam required to earn the credential.

This workshop will be hosted at the following location:

Handelman Conference Center
7090 Samuel Morse Drive, Suite 400
Columbia, Maryland 21046

This workshop will take place over the days listed below. All times are listed in the time zone of the state the workshop will be held in. 


  • Days: October 19-20
  • Times: 8 am - 5 pm (EST), daily

Access additional program and workshop information (including CEs and cancellation policy) here.

For the safety of staff and attendees while COVID-19 is still among us, we will require all registered attendees to abide by the following requirements: 

1.      Temperature checks will be administered. Registrants with a temperature above 100.0F will not be admitted regardless of vaccine status or test result. 

2.      Every attendee is required to present on the day of the seminar their original CDC-issued vaccination card at check-in.

3.      If proof of vaccination is not available, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior will be accepted.

4.      Failure to submit proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test will result in attendee being denied entry.

5.      Masks must be worn indoors at all times. They may be removed briefly when eating or drinking. 

6.      Exercise appropriate social distancing as an added precaution.

If you are experiencing a new onset of flu-like symptoms, please refrain from attending the seminar.  

Hosted by: Beacon Institute


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

Nurse Consultant

MDS Consultants

Barbara Bates has 42 years in Gero-Psychiatry and LTC nursing experience, holding management and administration positions at the Rochester Psychiatric Center as well as the director of nursing position at a NYS Veterans Home. Mrs. Bates has a Master’s of Science in Nursing, specializing in Nursing Education, is certified in MDS 3.0, and is a master teacher for the DNS-CT and QCP certification programs through AADNS. Currently, she provides educational programs in MDS, CAAs and care plans, PRI, behavior management, and QAPI for SUNY Albany School for Public Health statewide and MDS Consultants, Inc. Mrs. Bates also completes comprehensive chart audits and onsite compliance program reviews for MedNet Compliance, Inc. and has spoken nationally for Health Information Network, AANAC, AADNS, and Pioneer Network. She formerly worked for LeadingAge NY providing onsite consultation, training, and completing mock surveys. Recently, she was a facilitator in the Customer Satisfaction Training grant project for NYSFA, which focused on enhancing satisfaction in various LTC facilities in NY state. She was also a facilitator for the Gold STAMP program to reduce pressure ulcers in NYS and a facilitator for the implementation of the Medical Director/Attending Physician Guidelines. Previously, Mrs. Bates was the senior educator for the Foundation of LTC, providing instruction in Exceptional Care Planning, which focused on streamlining care plans and enhancing person-centered care. Currently, she is the Chairperson of the DON-EAP committee for AADNS and volunteers for the NYS Surrogate Decision Making Committee, which is a Governor-appointed position. Mrs. Bates enjoys spending her free time with her 2 daughters and their families and traveling.

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

Nurse Consultant; DON-Retired

A nurse for over 30 years, Linda has a diversified background in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator, nursing administrator, and for 16 years, director of nursing.

Her areas of expertise are current survey and certification process; quality assurance and performance improvement; resident assessment; clinical approaches, including the improvement and prevention of skin alterations and prevention of falls and root cause analysis; and implementation of systems.

Linda has a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on education, and works as a nurse consultant/educator with a focus on skilled nursing. She holds certifications from AADNS and AANAC. She is a master trainer for the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services’ certification programs, the Director of Nursing Services--Certified (DNS-CT) and QAPI Certified Professional (QCP).

Previously, as coach 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 and has also worked as a per diem second nurse planner. She has experience with conducting mock surveys, mentoring and coaching, and building systems.

As an outstanding leader in implementing new systems as well as leading teams through change, Linda has been recognized with several awards, including Duquesne University’s Alumni Award; New York State’s Commissioner’s Award (as a team member); and, she received recognition from the National Guard and Reserve as a Patriotic Employer, from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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