Welcome to the club......this is a heavily debated subject here.....
Universities will not stop the pre-reqs due to money. BSN is advocated for job security by the nurse themselves. Magnet was developed by nurses to prove their own theory...although, technically, Magnet pushes education is doesn't actually require BSN only. The point is to push the BSN only apply so they don't have to pay for your tuition reimbursement for furthering your degree...for Magnet. If you come with it they won't have to pay for it.
The whole nursing shortage was propagated by the facilities/big business to glut the market so nurse no longer was in demand and had bargaining power.....and it worked.
This has brought out some less than desirable nursing programs
that are less than stellar in their curriculum and reputations but are high on the price tag and offer almost automatic acceptance to programs that cost $50,000 and up. These schools
have ruined the reputation of the 2 year school. I know of many ADN programs, and their exact curriculum, that have become Accelerated BSN programs so the college can charge twice and much.
Free enterprise at it's best.....