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Harvey Clinic, P.C. January 9 at 3:03pm > Harvey Clinic is very pleased to announce that Joseph Dragon will be seeing patients in the clinic beginning January 23, 2017, Joseph Dragon is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-C) but is also a boarded nurse practitioner (FNP-BC). Most NPs take the test for certification, but few go to the process to become boarded in their specialties, as physicians di COMMENTS 926 people reached 931, with 34 comments Madge Selensky Awesome Like - Reply - Message « January 9 at 5:13pm Harvey Clinic, P.C. Thank you! Like - Reply « January 9 at 6:02pm \shley Rode This is a completely false statement regarding the licensure of nurse practitioners. You are misrepresenting an entite profession. I will be contacting the national board, in regards to the false advertisement of your clinic's practices, which licenses ALL nurse practitioners, not just "those that go through the process like physicians." I would suggest that you screen your Facebook postings for accurate information before posting, Here is a link to a factual website to help you better understand the role, licensing and credentialing of nurse practitioners nationwide (not just those that want to be like physicians). beps:/ /wwwriaanp.orgy/../1060-certification-for-entry Like + Reply + Message ° 51 - January 15 at 9:12am + Edited Be Ja Thank you Ashley for educating <3 -Fellow NP Like + Reply - Message «6 » January 13 at 9:36am - Edited Karen Davis Yes thank you for educating on the inaccuracy as this statement is not only false but sounds like it was written by a 2nd grade student!!! Fellow FNP-C Like - Reply - Message 6» January 15 at 9:40am + Edlted Be La Thank you Ashley for educating <3 -Fellow NP ¥? Like « Reply * Message‘ 6+ January 15 at 9:36am - Edited Karen Davis Yes thank you for educating on the inaccuracy as this statement is not only false but sounds like it was written by a 2nd grade student!!!! Fellow FNP-C Like « Reply * Message 6+ January 15 at 9:40am + Edited Jillian Ladner FNP- C means certified by AANP. FNP-BC means certified by ANCC. Both are board certified. Y our information is incorrect. Like - Reply - Message 45 January 15 at 9:11am, Mishelle Mowry You clearly do not understand the process of certification for nurse practitioners. They are not both certified and boarded in their specialties "like physicians” FNPs can use the title FNP-C or FNP-BC once they have taken the national licensure exam by AANDP or ANCC. One test, not two separate tests. Know what you are talking about before you post inaccurate information trying to make your practice appear to be something, it is not. Signed, a fellow FNP Like + Reply « Message * 18 + January 15 at 9:12am + Fidited Christy Broughton Awkward wording. You might want to rethink your announcement... Like - Reply - Message « 8 « January {5 at 9:13am Angela Bond Pearson Agree with all of the above. In addition, the last sentence is quite insulting to your new NP and to our entire profession. It insinuates that your NP is a second-class fill-in. Like + Reply» Message « 12 January 15 at 9:22am Karen Davis Agree! Like + Reply * Message «1 - January 15 at 9:41am Karen Davis Agree! Like - Reply» Message * | - January 15 at 9:41am Judy Stallings This is a false statement and misrepresentation of your Nurse Practitioner. #aanp_news Like « Reply * Message * 8 January 15.at 9: Adanne Ononaku I will be scared to go to a clinic that gives false information Like Reply « Message - 6» January 15 at 9:29am Joyce Ann Exactly. The way this is written it makes this provider sound like they have some certification beyond what all FNPs have. Both FNP-C and FNP-BC are board certifications in family practice offered through two different certifying agencies. It's misreptesentation to make this provider appeat to have something different from all FNPs Like « Reply « Message *4 - January 15 at 10:08am Be La Every Nurse Practitioner is board certified, whether it be the ANCC that offer FNP-BC as a credential or the AANP which is FNP-C. All this says is this NP took both board exams. Bottom line this is very misleading, every NP is board certified! Like « Reply» Message - 10 January 15 at 9:35am Joyce Ann Exactly. The way this is written it makes this provider sound like they have some certification beyond what all FNPs have. Both FNP-C and FNP-BC are board certifications in family practice offered through two different certifying agencies. It's misrepresentation to make this provider appear to have something different from all FNPs Like» Reply * Message * 4+ January 15 at 10:08am Robin Argyle I will add for clarification, although the exams are different, they are EQUAL. Taking 2 exams does not make one more prepared. It merely means you took 2 exams...period. It only took one exam to convince me!! =O Like - Reply» Message - 13+ January 15 at 9:51am + Edited Bonnie Lee Ex - you can take both but it doesn't mean you are tly. Like taking both the SAT and AC! better student. Like » Reply * Message “January 13 at 1:15pm Joyce Ann Tagree. I took one exam and passes with no problems. There was zero benefit to take an additional exam in the same specialty. Like « Reply » Message « 4 January 15 at 10:10am Bonnie Lee Exactly. Like taking both the SAT and ACT - you can take both but it doesn't ‘mean you are a better student. Like - Reply « Message * | - January 15 at 1:15pm Sissa Jo 1 agree with all the information listed. You are misleading your patients and Tam glad this is being reported. You should be excited to hire a Nurse Practitioner at your linic...we offer high quality. efficient, cost effective care at a fraction of the MD salary! Like» Reply + Message» 3+ January 15.at 10:45am Angela ‘ippitt I agree the wording is misleading, but some of these comments are quite accusatory. Not sure that is the best impression of our profession. There isa tactful \way to bring this to his attention as some of you have done. This may be his first time employing an NP, and he may not have been the one to make this post. It could've been ‘an office manager or someone else in the office. If we want respect, we must be tactful in our approach about educating people about NPs. We are quick to judge on Facebook sometimes. Like « Reply + Message 5 «January 15 at 10:50am, ‘Jen Alice This will only cause your patients to mistrust announcements from your clinic regardless of what itis about. It sounds like you are implying that other NPs in your local area are not certified and that is not true. They would not be practicing if they were not. Like « Reply + Message + 2+ January 15 at 10:58am Sherry Henning Fawley No offense to Mr. Dragon, however, the clinic does not understand his credentials. He is board certified as a family nurse practitioner with cither the FNP-C or FNP-BC and many NPs chose to take both exams for various reasons. ‘This is not a special certification over and above what a state may require. Whoever authored this inaccurate statement obviously has no respect for the other nurse practitioners who are team members in this office and is not educated in NP board certification. Very disturbing and disrespectful. Like « Reply + Message *2 «January 15 at 2:19pm + Balited “Angela Tippitt I agece the wording is misleading, but some of these comments are quite accusatory. Not sure that is the best impression of our profession. There isa tactful ‘way to bring this to his attention as some of you have done. This may be his first time ‘employing an NP, and he may not have been the one to make this post. It could've been. an office manager or someone else in the office. If we want respect, we must be tactful in our approach about educating people about NPs. We are quick to judge on Facebook sometimes. Like + Reply + +5 + January 15 at 10:50am Candace Templeton This advertising tactic on the part of The Harvey Clinic is absurd. A nurse practitioner may be dual certified, by both certifying bodies; however, being certified by one vs the other doesn't make a NP any more "certified... or boarded"). Whatever "boarded" means. Like Reply + Message + 5+ January 15 at 12:12pm Bonnie Lee This is in a sense false advertising, FNP-C and FNP-BC are both equivalent certifications. Whether one is C or BC just indicates which certifying body an FNP took their exam with. One is no more indicative of a specialty certification than the other, no better than the other, and both certifications ate most certainly not necessary. Additionally, while this individual may have years of experience, having 2 certifications does not prove this - a new grad fresh out of NP school can take both exams and have two certifications. This announcement clearly shows the ignorance regarding the role of NP, and required licensing and certification Like * Reply « Message «6 - January 15 at 1:13pm April Rock This is riddled with inaccurate representation of nurse practitioner certification. Both FNP-C and FNP-BC are both board certifications. The which certifying board was used. Like - Reply Message - 3 - January 15 at 3:20pm - Edited Deb Leggett Whoever wrote this material needs to extensively research the topic! ~'C] Like + Reply Message * 2+ January 15 at 3:47pm Lindsey Risdon "Joseph Dragon" please run as fast as you can from this practice! Like - Reply > Message + 7+ January 15 at 3:50pm Britt Dru ‘That was my thought too Like Rephy + Mesiage + January 4:00pm Valerie Davidson Yes, I wonder if Joseph Dragon even stood up for his profession and fellow NPs. Like - Repsy - Mesiag January 16 at 3:18pm. Britt Dru That was my thought too Like + Reply» Message + January 15 at 4:00pm Valerie Davidson Yes, I wonder if Joseph Dragon even stood up for his profession and fellow NPS. Like - Reply « Message + Yesterday at 3:18pm Lana Bliner Idiot Like - Reply» Message * | « January 15 at 4:05pm Krissy Miller Colvin AANP and ANCC are both board certified...educate yourself. Like « Reply « Message * 3 + January 13 at 5:23pm Ginger Billington Jendro Completely inaccurate information! Wow! What kind of place are you running. Like - Reply» Message 2+ January 15 at 5:31pm D'Layna Eichman Do your research before you post. Good god have you ever heard of google? Like - Reply « Message « | - January 15.at 5:45pm Patricia Garofalo Gellasch Please go look at the state requirements. Most NPs can't practice without becoming board certified. Like - Reply Message January 15 at 6:11pm Nicole Elizabeth The exams through the AANC and AANP result in board certification, there is no difference in BC or C. Please fact check before posting, Like - Reply « Message * 4° January 15 at 6:27pm, Chevon Van Epps Wow! Who is the clown posting this completely false information? Hopefully Joseph Dragon runs away from this clinic -- quickly! Like» Reply - Message - 2 January 15 at 7:48pm Amy Machacon Jamison Joseph Dragon, pls educate who ever posted this misleading information on your clinic's website. Like Reply - Message « January 15 at 9:37pm Amy Machacon Jamison FNP-C and FNP- BC are both boarded. The letter and letters are used to identify which certifying body the NP is certified from. Like - Reply » Message * January 15 at 9:55pm - Edited Amy Machacon Jamison I hope this is only plain ignorance, an honest mistake via misinformation, not to deliberately trick the public: Like - Reply Message + January 15 at 9:44pm Nicolle Lea Medina Are you even a real professional? Scary... Like» Reply - Message * January 15 at 9:52pm Amanda Patterson Joseph Dragon run away from this crazy clinic and find another job! Like - Reply Message « Yesterday at 12:12am - Edited Cheisty Johnson I will echo what others have said: please educate yourself on NP board certification and always, always fact check before posting. The information posted here is incorrect, false, inaccurate...just WRONG. Again, a 10 second Google search would've given you the CORRECT information. I suspect you are basing it on your knowledge regarding board certification of physicians but understand that all certified NPs ate board certified. The designation merely identifies the certifying board (AANC = “BC, ANC = -C). Some NPs sit for both but it is absolutely redundant--- the ones 1 personally know who are doubly certified did so out of fear of failure and tested for both before learning the results (or were too close to testing time to get a refund and let's be honest, no one is just going to throw that money away. Might as well test at that point) I can't imagine Mr. Dragon told you this incorrect information or allowed you to believe it without correction. Rectify your mistake! ike » Reply « Message «1 -January 16 at 9:54am Valerie Davidson Pure ignorance at its finest! Like - Reply -» Yesterday at 3:20pm