Millikin University - Decatur, IL
School of Nursing - Director's Welcome
School of Nursing

Welcome to the Millikin University School of Nursing where we believe in putting students at the center of our work and in providing them with opportunities for engagement!

Dr. Pamela Lindsey, Director
School of Nursing

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The School of Nursing’s undergraduate and MSN programs are both accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Students entering the School of Nursing may earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. 

BSN ProgramThere are two tracks within the BSN program. 

  • Traditional BSN Track for students who wish to complete a baccalaureate nursing degree in order to be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Exam in any state in the U.S. to become Registered Professional Nurses (RNs).
  • The RN-BSN Track for those students who have graduated from an accredited NLN associate degree or diploma school of nursing, who are already Registered Professional Nurses (RNs), and who wish to earn their baccalaureate nursing degree in order to advance their career opportunities.

MSN Program.  There are two tracks within the MSN program.


  • The Nurse Educator (NE) Track for RNs who already have their BSN degree. (Track 1)
  • The Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice:  Pre-licensure (MENP-PL) Track for individuals (non-nurses) who hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are interested in entering the nursing field with their MSN in order to be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Exam in any state in the U.S. to become Registered Professional Nurses (RNs). (Track 2)

DNP Program.  There are two tracks in the DNP program.  

  • Nurse Anesthesia for individuals who are Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN). (Track 1)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) completion for Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepared advanced practice nurses.


Certifications.  In addition, the School of Nursing collaborates with the School of Education to prepare registered professional nurses from accredited baccalaureate nursing programs to be eligible to apply for the State of Illinois certificate issued by the Illinois Board of Education with the School Nurse Certificate (Type 73).


The School of Nursing faculty earnestly believes that the best nurse is one who is well-rounded both professionally and personally.  We are committed to delivering on the promise of education as described in the mission of the University [Millikin University Bulletin].  We prepare students for professional success.  Our students have a 100% placement rate and are highly sought by prestigious health care facilities across the country.  The curricula prepare our graduates to practice evidenced-based care within an ethically-grounded framework, to engage in life-long learning, and to become leaders in the nursing profession.  We prepare students for democratic citizenship in a global environment.  Our nursing curricula are soundly based both upon the liberal arts and the natural sciences.  This interconnectedness places our graduates in the unique position to work with individuals from a variety of cultures, to think critically, and to act as advocates for our patients’ well-being – both within and outside of the formal health care system.  We prepare students for a personal life of meaning and value.  Our students have the opportunity to be engaged as integral members of the University and their broader communities.  Our alumni consistently demonstrate active engagement in leadership, service, and community outreach.


Faculty and Staff.  When you enter our program, you are assured of the fact that 100% of the SON faculty holds a master’s degree in nursing and brings a wealth of professional experience to the curriculum to facilitate your learning.  With 53% of our School of Nursing faculty holding earned doctorates, our program surpasses the national average of 40%.  In addition to their teaching excellence and their service as your academic advisors, our faculty members are committed to the profession of nursing and participate in a myriad of professional activities.  Our Administrative Assistants are integral to the success of the nursing programs.  Their knowledge about the School of Nursing and their earnest desire to facilitate student success make them invaluable to you as you make this academic journey at Millikin University. 

Contact information.  I hope you will take the opportunity to visit us on our beautiful campus and learn more about our excellent nursing programs.


Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL