Jolynn Ernst | Mercy College of Health Sciences

Jolynn Ernst, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
(641) 202-0285

Office Location

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

  • Department: Nursing


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

Courses Taught

  • NSG 280
  • NUA 363
  • NUA 432
  • NUA 313

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

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

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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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