I have been working as a nurse since 1992. I started out as a LPN and then went to school for my RN. After I earned my ADN I realized that to get the job area I wanted I had to get a BSN--which I did. Now, my question is: How do you get the one year of experience in a specific area that most community health jobs require? I have a hefty loan payment and cannot afford a drastic pay cut. I now work for the VA in a nursing home and cannot continue to work there much longer--as I am burned out. I really need a new area, and yet I have worked for the government for so long that I am not good at job hunting. Any advice welcome.