Pathway to RN/LPN in the Mansfield, Ohio Area

The intention of this pathway is to provide information on how to obtain an LPN or RN related to the location of the user. This information has been collected into one location, to assist in the navigation of content. The content is separated into steps for easy viewing.

  • Step 1 is a collection of course names that many schools require before entry into nursing school, or by the end of graduation.
  • Step 2 is a list of nursing schools in your area along with contact information, hyperlinks to their webpage, and program length and cost.
  • Step 3 is a brief list of physical, laboratory, and background information needed by the schools once you have been admitted into the program.
  • Step 4 is a list of job opportunities available to you through Avita while you are enrolled in your program. These are specifically geared toward the needs of the student.
  • Step 5 is helpful information regarding job opportunities within Avita Health System following graduation from your nursing program. New graduates are welcome here at Avita!
  • Step 6 is continuing educational opportunities available through Avita for your personal, professional development in your chosen career.

Welcome to Avita!

Step 1: Courses typically needed for Entry to Nursing School

  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Algebra I
  • Microbiology
  • Human Growth & Development
  • English Composition I
  • General Psychology
  • High School Biology and/or Chemistry (depending on program)

Step 2: Nursing Schools in the Area

North Central State College – Mansfield, Ohio

Also LPN option available in the Crawford Success Center in Bucyrus Ohio

Contact information:

2441 Kenwood Cir
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

RN Program
Aubrey Place, Office Assistant

LPN to RN Articulation Program
Brandon Stover, Academic Liaison

Application Information:

  • Application to Apply
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for RN students
  • High school Chemistry with a C- or better
  • ACCUPLACER or ACT placement test
  • ATI TEAS with minimum score of 65% for RN and 63% for LPN
  • CPR Certification

Program Information:

  • for acceptance must have a 2.3 overall GPA
  • Cost of Tuition
    • $ 171.60 per credit hour
  • Length of Program
    • 30 credit hours or 2 semesters
  • Cost of Tuition
    • $ 171.60 per credit hour
  • Length of Program
    • 54 credit hours or 4 semesters

Ashland University – Mansfield, Ohio Branch

Contact information:

Juanita Reese Kline
Chair of the Nursing Department, Director of the Traditional Nursing Program, Associate Professor of Nursing
110 College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Application Information:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or GED with achievement at a minimum of the 55th percentile in each of the sub core areas)
  • ACT composite of 20 or a combined SAT score of 1030 (CR/M)

Program Information:


Terra State Community College – Fremont, Ohio

Contact information:

2830 Napoleon Rd.
Fremont, OH 43420

Application Information:

  • Completion of TEAS entrance examination.
  • GPA of at least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale or higher in program courses.

Program Information:


Step 3: What is Needed Once You are Accepted into a Program

Typical physical requirements are:

  • Physical, CBC, UA and a 10 panel drug screen within 6 months.
  • Proof of 2 MMRs and Varicella injections or + titers.
  • Must have a + Hep B titer, or proof of two full series and two negative titers.
  • 2 step TB
  • Tdap then a repeat Tdap or Td every 10 years

Background Check Requirements

  • FBI and BCI clean background check

Step 4: While You are in Nursing School

Job Opportunities While in Nursing School at Avita Health System

Student nurse residency Program – Avita Health System

  • STNA or PCA requirement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid shadow experience
  • Support during nursing school
  • Options for both LPN nursing students and RN nursing students

Contact HR Recruiter at or the Student Nurse Residency and New Graduate Coordinator at

  • Additional Support for New Graduate Nurses at Avita Health System

Step 5: After You Graduate

RN Transition into Practice Program – Avita Health System employees

  • RN Requirement
  • Transition support for those from long term care to acute care and new graduate nurses
  • Eight weeks of basic critical thinking education in a classroom/sim lab setting in addition to on the floor orientation

RN Opportunities within Avita Health System

  • Medical Surgical
  • ICU
  • Emergency Department
  • OB – Galion
  • Rehabilitation – Galion and Bucyrus
  • Education Department
  • Nursing Administration
  • Surgery
  • Quality
  • Risk Management
  • Information Technology

LPN Opportunities within Avita Health System

  • In-Patient Rehab
  • Surgery
  • Physician Offices
  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Surgical

Step 6: RN and LPN Continuing Education Opportunities through Avita Health System

  • Tuition reimbursement opportunity – Employees may receive a maximum of $12,000 total under the program
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • PALS
  • SANE
  • TNCC
  • Recognition Readiness
  • Stop the Bleed
  • PICC insertion training for RNs
  • Quality Certification
  • Preceptor Training
  • NRP