Last updated in 2022
Decatur Memorial Hospital
2300 North Edward Street
Decatur, IL 62526
1184 W Main St.
Decatur, IL 62522
Dr. Dana Flatley, DNP, CRNA Program Administrator
phone: (217) 876-2578
fax: (217) 876-2568
Marianne Taylor, Director of PACE & Graduate Admissions
phone: (217) 420-6771
CRNA Degree Offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
36 months, full time
Application Open Date
Apply through NursingCAS.
Entire Cost of CRNA School for Decatur Memorial Hospital & Millikin University Nurse Anesthetist Program
Tuition is calculated at the 2021-2022 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
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.
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 from an accredited institution with a grade B or better.
- Graduate level Statistics course with a grade of B or better.
Must possess an unencumbered/unrestricted RN license in Illinois or eligible for RN in Illinois.
Minimum of one year adult ICU experience. Current ICU experience is strongly preferred. Operating room, post-anesthesia recovery (PACU), step-down, or emergency room experience will not be counted.
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
Recommended if your undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.0
For International Students:
You’ll need to submit official transcripts in English along with the transcripts’ evaluation by a foreign credentials evaluation agency like WES.
A minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants who have English as a second language or are not graduates of programs in the United States.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (preferred)
CRNA Educational Requirements – must have a “C” or better:
- Organic Chemistry or biochemistry with lab
Decatur Memorial Hospital & Millikin University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program
CRNA School Performance
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
Attrition rate: 7%
Employment rate at 6 months: 100% (2020)
First time NCE pass rate: 83% (2020)
Total Anesthesia Cases: 772 (2020)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to apply to Decatur Memorial Hospital and Millikin University separately?
No, It is not necessary to apply to both DMH and Millikin University separately. Go to the NursingCas website and after registering select Millikin University and submit the required information.
- Is financial aid available? If so, how do I apply?
Complete information on financial aid is available here.
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.
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