Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses. Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


As individuals continue to test positively for COVID-19 in Iowa, Mercy College of Health Sciences’ administrators are collaborating daily on campus-wide preparations and responses in accordance with federal, regional, and state authorities’ recommendations. Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in the Mercy College community...

Mercy College of Health Sciences Program Chair, Dr. Jeannine Matz, is one of 12 Mercy employees to receive this year’s Spirit of Mercy Award. The Spirit of Mercy Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of all Central Iowa MercyOne and Mercy College staff and faculty members whose professional and personal standards exemplify the compassionate servant-hood demonstrated by the Sisters of Mercy and live up to the highest standards of service to...

The American Heart Association’s annual Greater Des Moines Heart Ball, chaired by Mercy College of Health Sciences President, Douglas J. Fiore, PhD, raised more than $600,000 on February 15! The annual black-tie event drew in 700 attendees and featured custom skits and songs from The Second City Works, the professional services arm of the world-renowned...


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