Jane DeGooyer

Jane DeGooyer​, EdD, MSN, RN-BC
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing
Phone (515) 643-6737

Office Location
SC - 205

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Year Started at Mercy College: 2013

  • Department: Graduate Nursing


  • EdD, College of Saint Mary (2017)
  • MSN, University of Iowa (2005)
  • BSN, Drake University (2002)
  • Diploma, Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing (1981)

Clinical Field Experience

  • Critical Care
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Clinical Leadership

Courses Taught

  • Health Information and Financial Management in Nursing
  • Introduction to Research
  • Health Advocacy
  • History and Trends In Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Genomics, Aging, and End of Life

Advice to Students

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Professionalism
  • Dissertation: Incivility in Nursing education

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • Dissertation: Academic Administrator’s Perceptions of Managing Student Incivility in Nursing Education

  • Pain Guidelines, Mercy Medical Center 3rd Edition, 2008. Editors Joan Beard RN-BC, MSN, Jane DeGooyer RN-BC, MSN, Sandra Caligiuri RN-BC, MS, Julie Suiter Pharm. D., BCOP

  • Bar-coded patient ID: Review an organizational approach to vendor selection. Nursing Management, December 2006. Authors Vickie Wickham, Felicia Miedema, Karen Gamerdinger, Jane DeGooyer

Professional Memberships

  • NLN
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences Alumni Association

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About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’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), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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