Director of Nursing Service (DNS-CT™) Certification Workshop

Take your leadership and management talents to the next level with a workshop for AAPACN’s Director of Nursing Services-Certified (DNS-CT™) certification. Earning this credential validates your expertise, gives you the advantage among your peers, and helps you improve quality, communication, and resident care throughout the facility.



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

June 13-15, 2023

22.5 CEs



Training Location: Nebraska Health Care Association - Vetter Family Learning Center, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE

Facilitator: Amy Franklin, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, Director of Clinical Services 

Program Content: The DNS-CT credential from AAPACN shows that you have the leadership and management skills and knowledge to excel as a DON. Certification indicates that you have met nationally recognized standards of expertise for directors of nursing services in long-term care, that you are up-to-date with the rules and regulations, and that you can lead and nurture your team.

This workshop covers the following content:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
  • Human Resource Management
  • Survey Readiness 24/7/365
  • Survey Management and Enforcement
  • Compliance and Ethics Essentials
  • Essential Business Skills
  • MDS and Medicare Process Essentials
  • Care Management and Surveillance System

Audience: This program is designed for directors of nursing services, nursing home administrators, vice presidents of clinical services, and other long-term care professionals with management responsibilities. To earn the credential, you must be an RN and pass the DNS-CT certification examination with a score of 80% or better.

CE Credit: 22.5 CEs are available for this program. The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN*) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. AAPACN* works in conjunction with the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) to provide nursing home administrators with continuing education credit for any AAPACN workshop attended.

Format: Registrants will have the option to attend in person or virtually. Each attendee will designate in-person or virtual format during registration. Registrants must attend in the format in which they are registered.

If you are attending virtually, an internet connection is required. NHCA uses Zoom as the webinar platform. You may participate from any computer and most mobile devices that have internet access. However, to receive full credit, you must be logged into the Zoom app through your computer or mobile device. Visit to test if your computer is ready for a Zoom session and to download the latest application. The audio portion of this webinar is run through the computer rather than a phone line. A computer with external speakers or headset is needed; a microphone and/or webcam is required. Questions for the instructor can be asked through chat and Q&A functions in the Zoom app. If you need technical assistance, please call 402-435-3551 or email [email protected]

Registration Fee:

Member $770
Non-Member $970
 AAPACN Membership + Workshop  $928


Scholarships: Information and application can be found online

Registration Information: PRE-REGISTRATION is encouraged. Registration at the door will be accepted if space permits. If you wish to confirm your registration, call the NNFA/NALA office at 402-435-3551.

Registration includes lunch, breaks, and the handout link.

Photographs are taken during Nebraska Health Care Association events for use in media releases, newsletters,, and social media. By registering for this event, you grant NHCA the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.

Handouts: Printed handouts will not be provided. Prior to the program, registrants will receive an email with links to view the handouts.

Evaluations: Please provide feedback on the course by completing the evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to registrants.

Cancellation: Substitution, cancellation, and refund policies can be found at this link.

Liability Release Statement: Photographs are taken during Nebraska Health Care Association events for use in media releases, newsletters,, and social media. By registering for this event, you grant NHCA the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.

I acknowledge that by attending I am forgoing risks and accepting sole responsibility for any exposure or infection that may result in illness, disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself or others. I understand that if I am ill before, during, or after the training, it is my responsibility to inform NNFA/NALA. I also understand that, if I become ill before or during the training, I will refrain from participating.

Disabilities: If a registrant has a disability that requires an accommodation, email [email protected] .

Hotel Room Block: Residence Inn by Marriott Lincoln South, 5865 Boboli Ln Lincoln, NE 68516

Call 402-423-1555 and mention Nebraska Health Care Association to receive the discounted room rate of $115 a night. 

Please make your reservations by May 23, 2023. The discounted room rate is not guaranteed for any reservations made after these dates.

Questions: For questions about this training, contact:

Nebraska Health Care Association, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE
Phone: 402-435-3551
Email: [email protected]

6/13/2023 - 6/15/2023
Nebraska Health Care Association Vetter Family Learning Center 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100 Lincoln, NE 68512 UNITED STATES