Jolynn Ernst | Mercy College of Health Sciences

Jolynn Ernst, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
(515) 643-6706

Office Location
Sullivan Center-225

Office Hours
By Appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

Year Started at Mercy College 2019


  • DNP, Purdue Global (2018)
  • MSN-FNP, Kaplan University (2014)
  • ASN, Southwestern Iowa Community College (2006)

Advice to Students

"Success is like the little engine that could, you keep saying I think I can, I think I can, I think I can and if you try hard enough, you find yourself saying, I did it!"
- Author Unknown

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Telemetry
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity (Labor & Delivery, Mom/Baby, & Antepartum)


  • Registered Nurse
  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • COPD Action Plan

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