Pathway to RN/LPN in the Mount Vernon, 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

Knox County Career Center – Mount Vernon, Ohio

Contact information:

Main Building
308 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
P: 740-393-2933
F: 740-397-1659

Nursing Building
1481 Yauger Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Program Administrator:
Camden Seal, MSN-Ed, RN

Adult Education Director:
Jane Marlow
740.393.2933, ext. 1106

Application Information:

  • TEAS preadmission testing
  • ATI Comprehensive PN Predictor Assessment
  • ATI – RN Maternal Newborn Proctored assessment

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