Just a quick recap I am a new grad and enjoy my NP position in a primary care outpatient setting on a day to day basis. The place is run by some not so competent admin types but the docs, PAs, other NPs, staff in the clinic are good to work with and I'm definitely getting good experience the full breadth of my FNP license. Pay isn't great but we're making some steps, got 5% bump will see what comes next.
I have also been very fortunate to carpool with a co-worker to clinic it saves time and gas. However she is retiring in about 1.5 years and there will no nobody else to carpool with which will stretch my commute to 1 hour each way
I have heard a lot of different opinions from other NPs in person about how many years you need as a 'new grad' to get that next job as a not-so-new-grad NP. Some say 1, others 2 years, 3 years one even told me 5 years! I know I would like to stay put and gain enough experience to land a better job next time that is closer to home, but 1 to 5 years is a really wide range
Any advice appreciated, anybody else considered economic impact with their current job situation?