As usual, Commuter is right on target.
Pretty much all the larger hospital systems in Texas that haven't already achieved Magnet designation are moving in that direction. This means that 80% of their RNs must be BSN or higher. This is in line with recommendation #4 of the IOM's 2010 report "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health"
This recommendation is for an 80% BSN workforce by 2020. All of the recommendations are evidence-based & clearly associated with improved quality and safety of patient care outcomes. If you haven't read it, I would urge to to do so. Here's a link to the IOM report -- The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health - Institute of Medicine
I believe that ADN nurses will continue to be welcomed into non-acute care settings, but acute care (including LTACs) are trying to go with the IOM goals. In Texas at least, achieving the IOM goal by the target date of 2020 is very doubtful, but the effort will continue. There is a silver lining for ADNs who are already employed - employers are providing an increasing amount of support for them to obtain BSNs.
Question - Are nursing schools informing potential students of this situation? I really think it would be unethical if ADN programs fail to inform their students because it has such a huge impact on their job prospects.