'ever tried learning how to ride a bicycle in a day and not having to ride one again in a couple of weeks?
On-the-job hands-on MDS training is highly recommended. Since you only work part-time, familiarize yourself with the basics of the MDS assessments first. Without it, no training seminars will afford a candid knowledge of the MDS in one session.
Take your employer's offer for a start, then brush up on your skills later on with seminars if you choose.
If you do prefer to do it on your own first, try this site...
... check on seminars on the left, then choose your state. They usually give out MDS related seminars. Or you can call the 800 number below the page.
AANAC (American Assn. of Nurse Assm't Coordinators) gives on-line training (more $$$ if non-member)
Good Luck! The position requires extensive knowledge but a very worthy asset and the salary range? --> :spin: