So I am seeing an unintended consequence of hiring preferences for BSN new grads. I live in a relatively rural area that has multiple community college based nursing programs and two university based BSN programs about an hour or so away. The local hospitals have instituted a preference for BSN new grads and have experienced a retention problem. Bypassing local community college ADNs with roots in the community and hiring BSN nurses from distant urban areas with no local connections has caused a huge turnover problem. So now many new hires stay for the minimum commitment and return home with the requisite two years experience needed for more lucrative jobs at home. The core cadre of local nurses don't feel a need to befriend and assist new hires and the average experience rate drops, but the facilities can claim a more educated workforce but unit cohesiveness and care suffers. Has anyone else seen this phenomena or is this just my imagination?