I would just apply to a BSN program. Jobs for new Rn's are very competitive and many hospitals only hire BSN prepared nurses ( such as NYU, and Columbia prep I think). I am applying for accelerated BSN for Summer 2011 or Fall 2011 to start after I graduate.
It also depends on what you plan on doing with your nursing career I know for a fact that I want to become a neonatal nurse practitioner. I want to get my BSN as quickly as possible do I can get into the work force and earn my experience required for that advanced degree.
I live here in the metro area and I have done a little research on the careers for nurses.
There truly is a nursing shortage...however the shortage is in advanced practice nurses/NPs. I am not saying that you cannot get a job with an ASN degree but due to the shift many hospitals are making in their hiring practices save your self the trouble. Just apply for the BSN.