Also, if you're ever interested in military nursing, I believe they require you to have graduated from an accredited program. It's also not unusual in my area to see employers specify that applicants must have graduated from an accredited program in addition to having an active license.
From the responses here I think we are all wondering why you would choose a non-accredited program. When the nursing shortage hit schools revamped their programs and received accreditation. In my area you can barely throw a rock without hitting a nursing school.
From my understanding, schools take a couple years to get the CCNE and NLN accreditation The program has to graduate a certain number of students and have statistics i.e. and NCLEX pass rate. The actual university is accredited just not the nursing accreditation.
I am in San Diego, my options are limited, the prerequisites for the schools differ so much. I have been taking prerequisites for years...I am okay with taking one more if the school looks like I have some hope of getting in but...I am getting drained.