After being a LPN for 5 years, with some med-surg experience. I decided I wanted to work in a hospital again, get some experience and travel from state to state working assisgnments with an agency. Because LPNs were not being hired for acute care anymore, I started a new RN program in my state. Our class was the second class to graduate. I maintained a 3.8 GPA and passed my boards on the first try. I am now unable to get a job in a hospital in my state. I have worked in management in nursing homes but feel that is not fulfilling. I have worked as a hospice nurse, it was very rewarding but again, it was not what I was looking for. I dont understand how accreditation of a school, can outweigh the board of nursing saying that I am competent enough to practice. I am also having a hard time finding a school to obtain a BSN. I started out as a CNA in 1998 and was so excited about moving up the nursing ladder but now, I am considering a new career altogether. Does anyone have any ideas on how a good, reliable, honest and hardworking RN can obtain a position in an acute care setting without an accredited school?