Accreditation question


This might be a stupid question but I'm going to ask anyways. I've been looking at job postings in different hospitals and I noticed it says you need to be a graduate of an accredited program. Does this include approved programs? Should I not apply for it if they specifically say accredited and not approved? 

ETA: Bonus question - the listings also say you need a lpn license in that specific state, does that include compact licenses? It is a compact state. 

Has 2 years experience.

Hey! So to answer your question being state approved is not the same as being accredited. State approval is given by the state board of nursing to a nursing program in order for it to operate. State approval also allows graduates of a nursing school to take the NCLEX. Nursing School accreditation is secondary and basically means that the program is recognized by ACEN or CCNE as a quality program. The only experience I have had about accreditation or state approval was when the local bridge programs for LPN to RN said accreditation was a requirement. But when I called each they said by me having my nurse license it was good enough. So, I would  just apply and see what happens. I think a lot of people don’t know the difference. Also yes a compact license gives you full authority to practice in a compact state. Good luck ?