Decatur Memorial Hospital & Millikin University CRNA School


2300 North Edward Street
IL 62526

Contact Information:

Phone: (217) 876-2578
Url: website


Rhonda M Gee

Program Summary:

Millikin University’s CRNA School provides a Master of Science in Nursing (MSNA), and a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP). Decatur Memorial Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program first started educating Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in 1965. The purpose was to help the shortage of nurse anesthetists and elevate recruitment efforts of the hospital. The nurse anesthesia program takes pride in meeting the needs and expectations of their RRNA students, the nurse anesthesia community, and the profession.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1965
Ranking: 2.5 out of 5.0
Class size: 15
Attrition Rate: about 7.1%
Tuition: approx. $55,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: about 93%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Possess an unencumbered/unrestricted license as a RN in the State of Illinois
  • Work Experience: Provide evidence of a minimum of one year of an adult intensive care unit (ICU) nursing experience. Current ICU experience is strongly preferred.
  • GPA: Demonstrate a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE: Provide scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), if undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.0
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


Follow courses must be completed (grade of C or better)
Graduate level statistics
Nursing research
Health assessment
Organic chemistry
Introductory statistics


This anesthesia program has an interview process lasts approximately 3-4 hours and includes a program overview, tour of Decatur Memorial Hospital, and the interview with a joint panel comprised of DMH and Millikin University School of Nursing faculty. There is no written test at that time. Questions may include both clinical and get to know you type questions.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



36 months


The current MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program is a 72-credit, 31 month full-time course of study culminating in the MSN degree.

Clinical Sites:

not listed

Disclaimer: Information on this page was gathered from the school's website and through phone interviews. A school's curriculum can change frequently, so we make sure that you are provided with the most up to date information. Our team regularly checks for any changes that CRNA programs make to their curriculum. The ranking of schools was based off of the 2011 US News World Report for Graduate Schools