I am a newly graduated nurse living in the Nashville area. I have my associate degree in nursing and realized how difficult it is to find a job in a hospital setting as a new nurse. The only hospital I am aware of that doesn't hire brand new nurses with ADN is Vandy. The problem I had is that most hospitals now in Nashville require a nurse residency program regardless of ADN or BSN. Some residency programs have been around for a while, while others have not, but most (Centennial/HCA, Williamson Medical, St Thomas, Maury Reg.) all require it from new nurses. Also, all of those hospitals I mentioned that have residency programs, will hire you into their program with either a ADN or BSN.
Best of luck!