Pathway to STNA

The intention of this pathway is to provide information on how to obtain an STNA related to the location of the user.

  • Step 1 is a list of nursing schools in your area along with telephone information and hyperlinks to their webpage.
  • Step 2 is a brief list of physical, laboratory, and background information needed by the schools once you have been admitted into the program.
  • Step 3 is helpful information regarding job opportunities within Avita Health System following graduation from your nursing program. New graduates are welcome here at Avita!
  • Step 4 is continuing educational opportunities available through Avita for your personal, professional development in your chosen career.

Welcome to Avita!

Step 1: Nursing Schools in the Area

Madison Career Adult Education – Mansfield, Ohio


North Central State College – Mansfield, Ohio


Pioneer Career and Technology Center – Shelby, Ohio


EHOVE Career Center – Milan, Ohio


Tri-rivers Adult Education – Marion, Ohio


Marion Technical College – Marion, Ohio


Knox County Career Center – Mount Vernon, Ohio


Step 2: 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 3: After You Graduate

STNA Opportunities within Avita Health System

  • Medical Surgical
  • Emergency Department
  • OB – Galion and Ontario
  • Rehabilitation – Galion and Bucyrus
  • In-Patient Rehab
  • Surgery
  • Swing Bed
  • Physician offices
  • Employee Health

Step 4: STNA Continuing Education Opportunities through Avita Health System

  • Tuition reimbursement opportunity- Employees may receive a maximum of $12,000 total under the program.  Max total of $3,000 a year.
  • BLS certification
  • Student Nurse Residency Program

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