I’m an ADN-RN and I live in a rural area. There is a hospital 11 miles from my home, 20 miles away, and one about 50 miles away. One of those hospital will not hire an RN with less than a BSN and they are “strongly encouraging” all current RNs to get their BSN. That’s not good news for nurses in my area with so few options already. I plan on getting my BSN but it’s not a good time for me to go back to school right now. Hopefully the other two hospitals close to me won’t adopt the same work requirements.