Wow, lots of questions! Don't know how much help I will be, but here it is....
Will it be hard to get or maintain a job while going to school from Rn straight to MSN?
On getting a job, maybe. It depends on the job market where you are. It is really hard for new RN's to find jobs in some areas. On maintaining a job, maybe. It depends on you. Can you handle the commitment of work and school?
I know that they prefer a BSN over just RN.
Not necessarily. In some areas yes, hospitals prefer BSN but in other areas that is not the case. Also hospitals are not the only places that hire RN's. As an aside...you just insulted a whole lot of "just RN's, so you may want to be more careful in the future how you word things.
Also, will I miss out on experience, which employers also like, if I work as a RN with an associates degree?
Sorry but this one just confuses me. How is working as an RN with an associates degree missing out on experience???
Do they like
]hiring and having to pay someone who went right from an associates to a masters?
"They" would like hiring and having to pay someone for a masters degree if a masters degree is the job requirement. It won't make a darn bit of difference if that Masters degree was obtained after an associate degree.