Basic Training for New MDS Nurses

This information is intended for Long Term Care Facility Administrators, Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators, and Registered Nurses who work directly with the MDS.

The Licensing and Certification Program at the Minnesota Department of Health is offering a free one day MDS class, Basic Training for New MDS Nurses. The class is intended for new MDS nurses with less than one year experience.

Presented by: The State RAI Coordinator, Nadine Olness, RN RAC-CT

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 , 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Minnesota Department of Health

85 East 7th Place, St Paul, MN

Check in at Room 220


Registration Information:

The class is appropriate for new MDS Nurses. For the best experience, participants should have some experience completing the MDS. Space is limited to 70 registrations and each facility may send a maximum of two participants.

Participants must register by the end of the business day on Friday, March 9, 2018. To register send an email to : include the participant’s name, the facility name, the participant’s telephone number and email address. Please double check this information for accuracy to ensure that it is spelled correctly. If all of the information is not provided, the participant WILL NOT be registered. A registration confirmation, with event details, will be sent to the participant’s email address. Please keep this email as this is the only confirmation they will receive. When the class is full, the participant’s name will be added to the wait list and they will be notified if an opening becomes available.

General Information:

Handouts for the class will be sent in an attachment to each participant’s email address one day prior to the class. Each participant must print and bring the training handouts with them to class. On the day of the class, participants should bring a blank copy of a comprehensive item set and all of the training handouts. The handouts WILL NOT be provided on the day of the class. If you forget the handouts, there are several print shops in the downtown area that will print them for a substantial fee.

Please plan on arriving early, the parking ramps in the area tend to fill up early. Due to budget constraints we are unable to provide meals, snacks or beverages. Vending machines are available. The Minnesota Department of Health is located in the Golden Rule building in downtown St. Paul. The Golden Rule building is on the skyway system which offers a convenience store and a variety of full service and fast dining options. For a list of hotels and restaurants in the area and a skyway map please see the information below:

Directions to the Golden Rule Building can be found at the following link:

Directions to Golden Rule Building

Hotels within Walking Distance:

Doubletree by Hilton 651-291-8800

Embassy Suites 651-224-5400

Parking Ramps:

Robert Street Municipal Ramp 85 E 7th Street (between Robert and Minnesota)

Block 19 Ramp 145 E 7th Street (between Jackson and Robert St)


Restaurants in Downtown St Paul

Skyway System Map:

St Paul Skyway Map

If you have questions or desire additional information please call 651-201-4301.