One of the best, frequently-updated sources for MDS training is The MDS Mentor, written by Shelly Nanney, RN, RAC-CT, Texas MDS RAI Coordinator, and Brian Johnson, Texas MDS Automation Coordinator.

MINIMUM DATA SET 3.0                                MDS  CERTIFICATE
 On Line Course for LVN's & RN's
Unique Offer: Only $99
Call/Text: (760) 820-9064
*provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing
CEP Number: 15948 for 24 contact hours


  • Facilities: must ensure that those who participate in the MDS  3.0 have the knowledge and expertise to do an accurate and comprehensive assessment in all areas. 
  • All participants:  who successfully complete our MDS 3.0 on line training will receive an MDS 3.0 Certificate of completion that is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider number CEP15948 for 30 contact hours. The MDS Certificate may be used to meet the continuing education requirements to renew your LVN or RN license & to demonstrate expertise to do an accurate & comprehensive assessment for prospective employers. 

  • Certification: there are no state, federal or legal requirements that nursing facility staff  be MDS certified in order to enter or submit Minimum Data Set (MDS) data.

  • MDS 3.0 Training: The primary tool for Minimum Data Set (MDS) is the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User's Manual. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also offers online MDS training on topics that include the MDS schedule; item-by-item guidance for completing assessments; and resident assessment protocols, corrections and the prospective payment program for Medicare skilled nursing facilities. However they don't provide certificates of completion or Continuing Education Hours to certify the knowledge that you gain from acquiring their information. 
All Participants: will receive comprehensive on line training on the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process. They will be provided with practical knowledge that will enable them to implement the MDS 3.0 as part of the RAI and correctly code each section of the MDS 3.0 assessments. 

What is an MDS?

The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a standardized collection of demographic and clinical information that describes a person's overall condition. All licensed nursing facilities   are required to submit MDS assessments for all residents admitted into their facility.


The MDS process has direct impact on:

  • Medicare RUG level of each resident
  • Government reimbursement
  • Care planning for each resident
  • Resident quality of life
  • Educational needs of staff


Clear, concise description of the MDS 3.0 course content and objectives:

  • MDS Assessments for the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)

The learner will be able to describe how to list the responsibilities of nursing homes for completing assessments, describe OBRA, describe the different types of assessments, describe how the nursing process relates to the RAI, define a CAA, define terms relate to the PPS schedule, compare and contrast Medicare scheduled and unscheduled assessments, describe how to combine Medicare assessments and OBRA assessments, describe the different Medicare and OBRA combinations, discuss other factors that relate to the resident assessment.

  • MDS Introduction to Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)

This lesson will allow the learner to define the Resident Assessment Instrument, list the four components of the resident assessment instrument, describe how data from the MDS becomes public knowledge, discuss how the resident assessment instrument relates to the nursing process and discuss the key finding of the MDS 3.0.

Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS