2020 Dates will be rescheduled due to COVID-19

Director of Nursing Service Certification (DNS-CT) Workshop
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Nursing Leadership Course

The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council has partnered with the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services to provide the DNS-CT Workshop. In addition to providing the DNS- CT portion, the course will include two additional days as a supplement for Wisconsin specific regulations and survey focus areas.  This entire course will prepare the attendee to meet the core competencies of the Nurse Leader in Wisconsin.

This partnership will ensure the latest updates and high-quality education needed to lead.

Take your leadership and management talents to the next level with a preparatory workshop. 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.

Meet the challenges of long-term care as they arise with strategies to excel during surveys using tested best-practices. Apply a team approach to quality improvement that honors resident preferences and leverages staff skills.  Protect your residents with risk-management plans that adhere to current compliance stands. Prevent burn-out and minimize facility turnover by promoting communication and participation. Comply with human resource regulations, laws, and challenges no matter the situation.

This workshop will complement your nursing expertise with leadership and management skills to help you discover your true potential. Workshops are taught by individuals who go through rigorous requirements to become Master Teachers and who are experts in the field.

The DNS-CT credential is perfect for the directors of nursing services, nursing home administrators, vice presidents of clinical services and other long-term care nursing professionals with management responsibilities.


Course Curriculum

Session 1: Day 1

Leadership and Management for the Nurse Leader Risk Management for the Nurse Leader

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for the Nurse Leader Human Resource Management for the Nurse Leader

Session 1: Day 2

Survey Readiness 24/7/365 for the Nurse Leader

Survey Management and Enforcement for the Nurse Leader Survey Management and Enforcement

Compliance and Ethics Essentials for the Nurse Leader

Session 1: Day 3

Essential Business Skills

Session 2: Day 1

MDS and Medicare Process Essentials

Care Management and Surveillance Systems

Session 2: Day 2 | WI Long-Term Care Nursing Leadership Course

Wisconsin Clinical Resource Center

Infection Control in Wisconsin, HSN, and Clinical Best Practice Survey Preparation in Wisconsin. Making Survey easy on your team. HHS 132

Session 2: Day 3 | WI Long-Term Care Nursing Leadership Course

Reimbursement with Traditional Medicare in Wisconsin CMI & Medicaid Reimbursement in Wisconsin

Work Like Balance

Course Brochure

Course Fee

Member $799 / Non-Member $849 for the Course, due upon registration.

Cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch day 1 and 2 of each session. 

Please call Melissa at 262.670.6520 for details.


Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center 60 N. Gasser Rd. Lake Delton, WI 53913 Exit Hwy 12 off of Hwy I-90

Room blocks have been set up under WI DON Council at the Wintergreen Conference Center. The room rate at the Wintergreen is $92 per night for a single, plus tax, if applicable. Price is subject to change.

The room block expires three weeks prior to the session start date.

Call 800-648-4765 to make your reservation.



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