Jane, at Decatur Memorial Hospital was extremely helpful. If you’re interested in their CRNA program, she encourages you to contact her or Rhonda and visit their site. They would love to meet you.
Decatur Memorial Hospital
with Millikin University
2300 North Edward Street
Decatur, IL 62526
Rhonda M Gee, CRNA, DNSc, CRNA Program Director
Jon M Jacoby, MD, Medical Director
ph: (217) 876-2578
fax: (217) 876-2568
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Administered Anesthesia Major, Post-Master's Certificate
31 months, full time
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Decatur.
Tuition is calculated at the 2013-2014 rate. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is 5% to 15% higher than what is shown here.
Cost of Tuition: $50,400
*Fees and expenses: $3,000
Grand Total: $53,400
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Number of Applicants
35-40 applicants. If you meet the minimum requirements, you will most likely get an interview.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Decatur Memorial Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program won’t give you the specific experiences or training you need to be a successful CRNA? Learn what standards CRNA Programs must meet in order to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia (COA).
This CRNA program (as well as all others that are accredited by the COA) prepares you to take the CCNA certification exam at the conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
At this integrated program, you will spend your first year at Millikin University completing a large portion of your required coursework.
During the first two semesters of your second year, you finish the majority of your remaining coursework while beginning your clinical experience at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Your third year is mostly spent in the hospital, practicing all you’ve learned.
Their program includes a core nursing component, a research component, and a specialized component consisting of supportive sciences and anesthesia content. The research component culminates in either a directed research project or a thesis.
They offer experiences in the full scope of anesthesia practice.
Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Decatur Memorial Hospital compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Must possess an unencumbered/unrestricted RN license in Illinois.
Minimum of one (1) year adult ICU experience. Current ICU experience is strongly preferred.
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 OR a GRE score
Is required ONLY if your undergraduate cumulative GPA is below a 3.0
You'll need to submit official transcripts (in English) with an official evaluation of those transcripts by a foreign credentials evaluation agency (such as WES) as well as a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Contact the program before you apply for additional requirements.
CRNA Educational Requirements – must have a “C” or better in these classes:
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.5 on a 5.0 scale. Ranked 63 out of 107 CRNA programs
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Decatur Memorial Hospital was last reviewed 10/2009. It was given
6 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2015.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Decatur CRNA School
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Illinios
Illinois CRNA salaries are about the same as the U.S. average and fluctuate around the $145k-170k range.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
All information given on this site about Decatur Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated April 6th, 2013.*