Barry Eugene Graham, DNP, MSN-Ed., RN
There are a plethora of employment opportunities for associate degree nurses. Remember to include other places of employment in addition to acute care facilities. Insurance companies, correctional facilities, medical clinics, long-term care facilities, physicians offices, and other non-traditional areas. Best wishes to you in your future endeavors.
I have been an RN/ADN for almost 32 years. There are still jobs available for ADN RN's at some hospitals, most dialysis centers, home health and cosmetic care treatments. You used to be able to work ANYWHERE with an ADN up until about 10 years ago, when they started requiring the BSN. If you can find a hospital who will help pay for your BSN, that would be a win-win situation. The BSN gives you assurance you can work in high quality facilities that value high quality care which I pride myself in giving. Some quality hospitals will sign you on with an ADN as long as you are willing to obtain your BSN within 2 years of hire date.
Best of luck to you and your career!!