Unfortunately moving is not an option. I'm seriously considering going back to teaching and picking up some hours on the side at an urgent care to keep my license and maintain my skills. I honestly feel that there should be some sort of minimum on the number of years someone works as an RN before they can apply to NP school. That would not only help control the influx of NP's, it would increase their knowledge base. In addition, it would help to keep RN's at the bedside a little longer, improving the problem of having a lack of seasoned nurses that hospitals (mine included) are experiencing.