I am an experienced nurse of 29 years and I am looking for a MDS job. My problem is, the current job openings want 1-3 years experience in MDS. I have had back injury so I am unable to give direct patient care. I am currently taking the MDS 101 course and plan to get my cerification from AANAC for the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. RAC-CT. Any suggestions to finding a job? Will my certification qualify me for MDS job, even though I do not have direct job experience?