Hello all! I graduated an AGNP-PC program June last year, and finally took the certification exam (and passed!) this month. For personal reasons, I have had gaps in employment and also have delayed starting as an NP. Long story very short, one of the reasons is that I move with the military. And we will have had 3 moves in a 3 year period by Summer 2022. We are moving in about 2 months and will be in our next state for about a year, then another move to a new state for one year. Knowing all of this over the last year, I thought, well I picked a great time to graduate! I know NPs, especially new, are not quite as interchangeable as RNs. I've had several jobs where they know I am temporary due to moving with the military and it's not been a problem. I suspect it's different for NPs. I've accepted an RN job in the state we are moving to. I thought, I will never get an NP job being so temporary, so I didn't bother looking into it. Recently, I thought I'd check it out anyway, and licensing and all of that seems daunting and like it will take me the entire year we are there, so I might as well look at next year (starting Summer 2021) at this point. And we will only be in that location for one year, too! I guess my questions are: How long is too long out of school? At what point will I be absolutely unemployable as an NP? Are there resources for someone in my position? Even if it won't be used in the state I will live for the next year, should I continue with licensure so it is done and can be transferred later? I've also considered, before this mess, doing a cert in Women's Health. If I can manage that, will I be considered "new" and employable upon completion, even if I never use the AGNP education in the meantime? Thank you!!