I think it's a supply and demand issue. Right now, there are more new RN's (ADN and BSN) entering the market in this area, than there are hospital jobs for them to fill. In a tight job market, I think hospital recruiters will take the best qualified candidates they can get. If you can get someone with a 4-year BSN instead of a 2-year ADN for often the same starting salary, which would you choose?
The only hospital I know of in the area that is hiring large numbers of new grads this summer is WHC. I believe their hiring will give priority to students graduating from Georgetown U with a WHC scholarship
(guaranteed employment upon graduation), then other BSN applicants, then ADNs.
I have a job interview
there next week, and will let you know whatever I find out.