I've worked assisted living for a year. This was a mistake. I should have gotten into acute care immediately after coming out of school. Now I can't get a job without 1 year of acute care. In Los Angeles there are places that will take you but here in Riverside it's a "no go". Does anyone have any advice? I know I'm not the only LVN facing this problem. Are there any hospitals that take us without that 1 year? I got a mortgage to pay like everyone else!