WOW!, pretty harsh there. I never said I wouldn't move regionally and have applied for jobs in 8 states. It is not being entitled to say that the current reality over the past year in terms of NP market saturation was not the reality when I started school or even 18 months ago. I have a spouse with a job, a child, and obligations related to that. Because I didn't go to NP school as a young pup of 25 I don't have all the freedom in the world to work 80 hours a week and move 3000 miles away for very low pay. My husbands job gives him some flexibility, but not much. Given the fact that there are no fellowships or internships in a 2000 mile radius around me, I don't think I'm being crazy, lazy, or stupid for thinking staying somewhat regionally would be feasible. Especially given that 80% of the NP's I have worked with over my entire career in 2 different large trauma centers was locally grown.
You seem to have a lot of malice towards NP's in general. It's sad that you think so poorly of so many of your colleagues. I wonder, is every physician you've ever worked with God's gift to medicine? That certainly hasn't been my experience. There are good and bad, as there are in nearly every profession. Any fully formed physician's depth and breadth of knowledge is far beyond mine, but I am not looking to run a pulmonary service solo or be a trauma surgeon. I am there to help, and I'm not an idiot so am certainly capable of managing basic things even as a new grad and hopefully can become more and more helpful over time. If your program didn't prepare you for even this then I'd have some concerns about your schooling.