Mercy College of Health Sciences

Enrollment: 833
Address: 928 6th Avenue
City: Des Moines, IA
Phone Number: 515-643-6715
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Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher education, guided by the pursuit of knowledge and the core values of Mercy: reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence. Through integration of professional education with liberal arts and sciences, the College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the health care community.

If you think you know Mercy College – an institution spanning 110 years of educating healing professionals – we might surprise you. Our students are among the best and brightest, and come from many different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. They become:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Health Care Administration leaders
  • Health Informatics Managers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Paramedics
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Public Health professionals
  • Registered Nurses (Associates and Bachelors)
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Surgical Technologists

    Our graduates go everywhere. They embark upon graduate studies and health care careers in Iowa, across the nation and around the world.

    Our faculty and staff are talented and dedicated to offering excellent service, and our alumni are among the best in their field.

    To our students this means:

    • Knowledge that leads to exceptional first-time national exam passage rates
    • Access to cutting-edge technology
    To our faculty and staff this means:
    • Personalized, hands-on instruction
    • Continual improvement and student empowerment
    To our community this means:
    • Prepared health care professionals
    • Greater educational access for a broader population through distance learning
    Thank you for reviewing the many opportunities available here at Mercy College. I look forward to seeing you on campus.    

    Barbara Q. Decker J.D.,
    Mercy College of Health Sciences

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