Nurse Anesthesia

Dane Flatley instructor


Program Highlights

The School of Nursing in conjunction with Decatur Memorial Hospital offers the opportunity for the Professional Registered Nurse who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or who holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with specialization as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist (DNP-NAP)  The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to lead practice changes based on evidence to improve patient outcomes in complex heath systems.

Important Dates

  • Application Open Date: August 12
  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Program Start: Mid-January

Program Details

  • In Spring 2014, Millikin University launched the DNP for individuals who are preparing to become nurses who seek to complete the practice doctorate as their highest earned academic degree. (BSN-DNP)
  • Students in the Millikin University and Decatur Memorial Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) are enrolled as a cohort in the DNP. (Click here to find the program information for Millikin and DMH.)
  • Students will have access to the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that provides learners the opportunity to develop their skills through simulation and skills training.
  • Progression must be continuous and full-time throughout the program of study.
  • The BSN to DNP (NAP) degree consists of 88 credit hours and includes 2400+ hours of clinical practice and residency.
  • Theory and practice schedules are set by the School of Nursing in collaboration with its practice partners and often fall outside of the traditional academic calendar published in the Millikin Bulletin.
  • The DNP (NAP) graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  • Learn more about the Millikin University and Decatur Memorial Hospital faculty here

Program Outcomes

For the last graduating class of 2022:

First Time National Certification Examination Pass Rate: 100%

Total Anesthesia Hours: 1795

Total Anesthesia Cases: 943

Total Clinical Hours: 3069



Millikin University and Decatur Memorial Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

Phone number 224-275-9130.

Address 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL  60018-5603.

DNP NAP Plan of Study   Accreditation and Outcomes