I live and work in Florida. If I were a new FNP, I would not choose FL as my first choice. I have worked in several offices and what happens is: I see the pt, do everything, send them to checkout, and I get the MD to sign whatever I need signed, no questions asked. This way the pt is not waiting long.
It is very frustrating, especially the last office I worked in, had alot of ADHD, needed signatures. The state has been fighting for 15 years, we lost again this year for the right to prescribe controlled substances. If I obtained a signature for a prescription, I would write in the plan, consulted with MD, signed script, and given to pt. I, however, did not consult, he/she signed.
Pick another state in the Southeast for the warmer weather, then move to FL when the law changes. It is beautiful here, I live on the east coast, would not consider moving at this point.
Hope this was helpful.