We did. It was easy, and the greatest thing we ever did. 6 years ago we moved 3,000 miles to a place we had never even seen, where we knew no one and had no jobs lined up. We left behind both our extended families, all of our friends and professional networks.
The very smartest thing we did was to sell everything but some of our clothes. Each kid got one steamer trunk to pack, and one large suitcase. We got rid of everything else and moved practically empty handed and just got new stuff when we got here. It was so freeing to get rid of all that crap we had accumulated. You think you need that stuff, but once it's gone, you feel so much better!
We moved in the Spring when school got out, looked for a house over the summer. We knew where we wanted the kids to go to school so we only looked in that vicinity so that they would live near classmates, etc. Once we were settled, I started studying for boards while my partner looked for a job. We both started about the same time about 8 months after moving here. It took a few months to get a new RN license, and then a NP license, then a DEA license, etc.
The kids did fine, it was a great adventure! No regrets. We are in our 50s though, married over 30 years with seven children (they have built in friends wherever the go, lol), financially secure and not dependent on family or friends for any kind of help with childcare or anything. That is quite a bit different than being a young adult, and a single parent with one child. They say it takes a village to raise a child. You two only have each other, but my family is
the proverbial village
I would never, ever
, live in any state that did not have full independent NP practice, so that might make the question of a move very easy for me.