Dr Dana Flatley, DNP, CRNA Program Administrator
ph: (217) 876-2578
fax: (217) 876-2568
email: [email protected]
Marianne Taylor, Director of PACE & Graduate Admissions
ph: (217) 420-6771
email: [email protected]
CRNA Degree offered
DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice), Post Master’s DNP (completion)
36 months, full time
January 15, 2019, for the 2020 enrolling class
Applications are available through the Millikin University School of Nursing website or through NursingCAS.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Decatur.
Tuition is calculated at the 2018-2019 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: $89,584
Fees and Total: $91,619
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 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 or eligible for IL RN and license obtained by admission
Minimum of one (1) year adult ICU experience. Current ICU experience is strongly preferred. ER and Pediatric ICU are not acceptable forms of experience.
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 OR a GRE score
Is recommended if your undergraduate cumulative GPA is below a 3.0 to be more competitive
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.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) or CPR
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- CCRN (preferred)
CRNA Educational Requirements – must have a “C” or better in these classes:
- Organic Chemistry or biochemistry with a lab
- Graduate level Statistics
- Nursing research and health assessment
- Introductory statistics
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked 67 for the 2015 graduating class of CRNA programs.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Decatur Memorial Hospital was last reviewed in 2016. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2026.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Decatur CRNA School
First-time test takers: 83% (Class of 2020)
100% (Class of 2020)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Illinois
Illinois CRNA salaries are higher than the U.S. average with an annual mean wage of $194,950.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study)
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Decatur Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated June 15th, 2021.*
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