Quote from destinysaccountant
I dont understand how accreditation of a school, can outweigh the board of nursing saying that I am competent enough to practice.
Well, because licensure is the "bare minimum" requirement for practice, and employers are free to require whatever additional
qualifications/standards they wish above and beyond the legal "bare minimum" as long as they're not violating state or Federal employment/equal opportunity law. A growing number of employers do seem to feel, whether it's justified or not, that the accreditation of one's school is an important distinction among nurses.
You say you're having a hard time finding a BSN completion program -- is that also because of the accreditation issue with your previous school, or for some other reason?
I don't have any helpful suggestions, but I do
wish you well and hope things will turn around for you soon. This is a difficult enough time to be jobhunting without having any additional obstacles. Best wishes!