Millikin University Nursing School Review

Millikin University (MU) enrolls over 2,000 students in Decatur, Illinois. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Founded by James Millikin in 1901, the university holds strong to beliefs held since its founding, providing a practical yet equally intellectual and academic education open to all.

Nursing Degree Programs

Millikin University offers comprehensive options for nurses interested in pursuing bachelors, masters and certificate level specializations. Among the unique programs is a summer immersion experience for nurses and several master’s degree specialization options. BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) programs at Millikin University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Millikin University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

BSN Program-Traditional Track

For students who are not licensed RNs, students may complete the traditional BSN degree program which prepares graduates to take the National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program may be completed in four years.

BSN Program-Accelerated Track (PACE)

RNs who are working and desire to complete a BSN in an accelerated format may take the track offered by Millikin University’s Professional Adult Comprehensive Education (PACE) division. Students take the courses one at a time and the program may be completed in just two semesters depending on the number credits transferred in.

Millikin University Graduate Nursing Programs

Millikin University offers 3 specialized tracks and 1 additional track for nurses holding a bachelor’s degree.

MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

The MSN program offers 3 specializations for nurses interested in pursuing a master’s level career:

MSN CNL (Clinical Nurse Leader) –for nurses who oversee patient care programs and nurses delivering care, and in brief instances deliver care themselves

MSN Nurse Educator – for nurses who would like to train practicing and aspiring nurses in post-secondary and staff development education

MSN Nurse Anesthesia –for nurses who would like to specialize in treating patients in the various phases of anesthesia from pre-operation to recovery

In each specialized track, nurses are eligible to take the certification exam in their field, making their MSN a specialized degree.

Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice: Pre-licensure (MENP-PL)

Aspiring nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field may pursue the MENP-PL course designed for nurses who would like to pursue a graduate level education. The program begins with all pre-requisite and undergraduate coursework followed by the NCLEX-RN and MSN.

Admission requirements for the post-licensure MSN programs include a minimum 3.0 GPA, GRE scores, and personalized letters of recommendation which can speak to the applicant’s ability to teach, work in a clinical setting or perform other duties relevant to their specialization. In cases in which the 3.0 GPA requirement has been met, the GRE scores may be waived. Admission requirements for the MENP-PL program are similar except a 3.25 GPA is required.

Millikin University Nursing Certificate and Continuing Education Programs

The Summer Nursing Experience

The Summer Nursing Experience is offered during Millikin University’s immersion session in which nursing students with at least two semesters completed of an ADN program may participate in classes. Other nursing related courses such as pharmacology are also offered.

School Nursing Certificate

The School Nursing Certificate at Millikin University prepares RNs for a career in Illinois K-12 schools. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate and are recommended for the required school nurse certification required by the Illinois Department of Education to serve in schools. Students must either hold a BSN or enrollment in the BSN program to receive the School Nursing Certificate. The Illinois Department of Education requirements require school nurses to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum.

Millikin University
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522

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