Meet our Master Teachers for RAC-CT, Advanced RAC-CT and QAPI certifications!

Become a Resident Assessment expert in our RAC and RAC-CTA certification classes, or become a QAPI guru in our AADNS QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) prep workshops. Stay current with changes and updates in PDPM, MDS and QAPI from the experts and Master Teachers!

Melanie Tribe-Scott, BSN, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP

Melanie has over 25 years of experience in long-term care and is our Master Teacher for both the RAC-CT and Advanced courses. She is MDS Consultant's Director of Education and also a Certified QAPI Professional.

Melanie has previously consulted for long-term care facilities focused on RAI systems improvements.  In addition, Melanie has provided educational programs on topics including PDPM, nursing documentation, MDS coding, and Quality Measures. Melanie is passionate about person-centered care and compliance. She is considered an inspiring presenter with exceptional analytical and communication abilities. 

Linda J. Winston, RN, MSN, BS, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-CT

Linda is our QAPI Certifed Master Teacher and has been a nurse with over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administration.

Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

Barbara Bates, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT

Barbara's is our QAPI Certifed Master Teacher. Her 35 year nursing career included 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management.

As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator and coach in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.