I just read your post. I've been an LPN since 1993, and I'm in school for my BSN now. I've worked in a chemical dependency program, nursing home, and currently in home health. Regarding your question, I believe your opportunities depend upon where you live. I happen to live in the NE, and we have alot of magnet hospitals in our area, which requires a BSN education, minimally, and thus, it's nearly impossible to find facility job as an LPN. However, as a field nurse since 2000, I know that home health is a huge field for LPNs and RNs, and we have a big problem hiring good nurses. Thus, from my point of view, I would like to encourage you to check out home health, and specialties such as pediatrics, geriatric, high-tech positions. It may require some additional training, but most trainings and certifications can be done through the field office where you are employed.
I wish you good luck and I encourage you to persist in the challenge of being a valuable, and effective nurse working with patients who need you to be dedicated and excellent in what you do!