Pathway to RN/LPN in the Marion/Galion/Bucyrus, 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

Tri Rivers Adult Education – Marion, Ohio

Contact information:

Tri Rivers Adult Education
1563 Marion Mt. Gilead Rd.
Marion, Ohio 43302

Suzy Wall
740-389-4682 ext. 5526

Application Information:

  • March 1st
  • Complete and submit application – $95 application fee
  • Letter requesting admission
  • High School and College Transcripts needed
  • WorkKeys (pre-entrance exams) scheduled by calling 740-389-4682 ext. 5500

Program Information:

  • Cost of Tuition
    • $ 13,315.00 00 (does not include the cost of textbooks, pre-requisite courses, equipment or other associated costs)
  • Length of Program
    • Accelerated 10 month day program
    • 20 month evening program
  • Cost of Tuition
    • $ 14,855.00 (does not include the cost of textbooks, pre-requisite courses, equipment or other associated costs)
  • Length of Program
    • 45 Week Program (August-June) two classroom days a week with one twelve hour clinical weekly.
    • 90 Week Program (22 months beginning in August) one classroom day a week with one twelve hour clinical every other weekend.

Marion Technical College – Marion, Ohio

Contact information:

1467 Mount Vernon Ave
Marion, Ohio 43302

Cindy Hartman
Director of Nursing

Cathy Crum
Clinical Coordinator

Application Information:

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Cost of application: $25 college app
  • Pre-entrance testing: ACT 19
  • GPA requirements: Current 2.5

Program Information:

  • Cost of Tuition
    • $15,000 – 16,000 for entire program (books included)
  • Length of Program
    • 5 Terms; 21 months

(LPN. Paramedic, Military Medic)

  • Cost of Tuition
    • $13,000 – 14,000 for entire program
  • Length of Program
    • 4 terms; 17 months

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

EHOVE Career Center – Milan, Ohio

Contact Information:

Adult Education
316 W. Mason Rd
Milan, OH 44846
Ph 419-499-4663
Fax 419-499-5391

Janet Ballard, RN, BSN, MEd.
419-499-4663 x284

Administrative Assistant
Tracie Kidwell
419-499-4663 x231

Application Information:

  • Application and processing fee
  • High School Transcript or GED
  • Workkeys scores meeting targets for each exam area
  • Computer/Digital literacy assessment showing passing score; or basic computer course
  • Achieving a “C” or better within two years of start date of program
  • Four question essay completed at EHOVE campus

Program Information:

LPN (Practical Nursing)

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