RAC-CT Certification Virtual Workshop 3/20/2023 by Blue Glacier Healthcare

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/22/2023 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

  • Registration Closed

Increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process, and managing the PDPM by attending an AAPACN Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT) certification workshop. Having the RAC-CT credential behind your name shows you are a knowledgeable and capable MDS professional. RAC-CT certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning this credential, individuals have shown their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.

The RAC-CT certification program consists of 10 education courses designed for post-acute care professionals with at least six months of experience with the MDS/RAI process. If you have less than six months of experience, consider taking MDS Essentials as a foundation to get you started and make sure you’re prepared to succeed in the RAC-CT program. To earn the RAC-CT credential, you must successfully complete the 10 associated final certification exams with a score of 80% or higher. There are three exam attempts per course. Recertification is required every two years

This workshop will be hosted online, through a virtual platform. Your registration includes six days of instruction from a Master Teacher, access to digital workshop materials, and access to the ten certification exams. 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.

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


  • Week 1: March 20-22
  • Week 2: March 27-29
  • Time: 9 am - 1 pm daily (ET)

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

Hosted by: Blue Glacier Healthcare


Stacy Grondel, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, CMAC

Director of Medical Review and Education

Avalon Health Care

Stacy has been working in long-term care for more than 16 years and is recognized for her expertise in the RAI process, audits and appeals, clinical processes, and clinical reimbursement. She started working with the RAI process as an MDS nurse in 2009, and won the “Founders Scholarship” from AANAC. In 2014, she became the regional director of clinical reimbursement and oversaw 19 buildings in three different states. She’s trained several MDS nurses and regional MDS consultants, many of whom have become experts as well. She is currently the director of medical review and education for Avalon Health Care Group and is responsible for over 48 skilled nursing facilities. She became a master teacher in August 2018 and has enjoyed teaching workshops throughout the country. Stacy joined the AAPACN Expert Advisory Panel in August 2019. She has recently formed an MDS Council in Utah to help troubleshoot issues and educate MDS nurses. Stacy loves the RAI process and the MDS. She finds great joy in teaching others the value of the MDS nurse role and how it can impact the lives of the residents they serve.

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