Millikin University and Decatur Memorial Hospital

Degree Type

DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice), Post-Master’s Certificate

Program Length

31 months, full time

Credit Hours

72 credits

Starting Month


Application Deadline

July 1st

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. GRE is required ONLY if your undergraduate cumulative GPA is below a 3.0.

Must have the following: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support). BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) or CPR. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

Must have a grade of C or better in these classes: Health Assessment, Nursing Research, Intro to Statistics, Organic Chemistry, Graduate level Statistics.


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