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).


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...

Mercy College of Health Sciences alumnus, Aaron Hemsworth, knew he wanted to work in healthcare, but wasn’t sure what career path to take. Hemsworth first discovered a passion for nursing while working in a group home assisting individuals with disabilities. In 2013, he managed to continue working full-time at the group home, attend school, and graduate with...


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