QCP Certification Virtual Workshop 1/16/2024 by MDS Consultants

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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 four days of instruction from a Master Teacher covering the five courses of the QCP program, access to digital workshop materials, and access to the overall certification exam. To earn the QCP credential, you must successfully complete the certification exam with a score of 80% or higher. You will have one year from the date of the workshop before it expires. We suggest downloading and saving each PDF to a device of your choice. Although not required, you may print the PDFs at your own expense. If you decide to print your materials, please remember that changes and updates are continually incorporated into the workshop materials.

This workshop will be hosted online, through a virtual platform.

All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET). If you are unsure what time this workshop will begin where you are, please use this link as a quick reference: www.worldtimebuddy.com


  • Days: January 16-19
  • Time: 10 am - 2 pm (ET), daily

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

Hosted by: MDS Consultants


Barbara A. Bates, MSN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

Nurse Consultant

MDS Consultants, MedNet Compliance

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 J. Winston, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

Independent Nurse Consultant and Educator

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 AAPACN. She is a master teacher for the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing’s certification programs, the Director of Nursing Services–Certified (DNS-CT) and QAPI Certified Professional (QCP). In addition to being an Independent Consultant/Educator, Linda is the Director of Education at MDS Consultants.

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, QAPI, Compliance and Ethics, 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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