I am new to Tennessee and also a new grad Family Nurse Practitioner. I was surprised with how difficult it has been to even land an interview down here! I expected some wait, being a new NP and all, but it seems to be an extremely tough (and oversaturated) market for new grads right now! I have an opportunity to do some home health assessments for medicare while continuing my job search
. My question is how long did it take you all to get your TN APRN license? It's been about 4 weeks since my "fees" were taken out of my bank account but the person I spoke with at the BON said they just started processing my application on Dec. 30. He had no idea when it would be completed. My concern is that I will lose this job opportunity and back to square one with no income!
Additionally, if any of you Nashville area NPs have advice about landing a job as a new grad in this market please let me know!!