I have tried to avoid thinking of the EEO, not allowing my mind to focus on that aspect but, I know for a fact that at least 5 of the nurses, I went to school with, that had no type of healthcare experience are working in these hospitals that claim to be only looking for accreditated graduates. I agree with the job hunt and this economy. Luckily, I have been able to obtain employment, just not where I really want to be. In my opinino, not every nurse whether from an accredited school or not passes their NCLEX. Just like not every nurse that passes their NCLEX, accredited school or not is a good nurse. Most of the nurses that graduated with me and are in the hospitals, had a relative or friend working there, so I guess its accreditation based on who you know. Hospitals are constantly posting jobs which creates this dire need for RNs, which causes schools to open, people to apply only to not be able to get a any of the posted jobs, seems ironic.