Hi, I recently discovered that I as an LPN could in fact work in this aspect of nursing and have since became very interested. My question is this, where can I go online to get the training/certification for MDS work? I have googled it and I have only come acroos once site where you can either attend a live seminar for 2 days or take the same seminar and veiw it online - but am thinking there is more to it then just watching something on the computer. I am wondering if anyone knows of anything else that I can look up to get this training/certification? I will not be doing it right now - but will once I find out how much it costs me so I can save up. Thank you, and I'm in Wisconsin - not sure if that matters much.
Thank you in advance,
You can look the the AANAC website and see the options available. You can download the course, take it online or find classes in your area. I believe to take a class in person is easier and since you can ask questions... you come away with a better understanding.
Last edit by sirI on Oct 11, '10
When I was new at MDS, I took a short introductory course before I took a certification course. It really helped me understand the bigger program. It may be an advantage for newbies or anyone who wants to understand it, even DON's and Administrators, to do this. It will take some time to search, but my DON and the other newbie MDS coordinator found one and they thought it was great. I am sure there are more out there. I think they were TrainingInMotion.org. Good luck to you.
Last edit by JL04G on Apr 24, '11
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